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Benoît Pioulard – Hymnal

I can only imagine the scale of the temptation to fall into the trap of making the dreamy too dreamy, leaving nothing more to it but the gaze. Benoît Pioulard seems to be clearly aware of this.

Le Trio Joubran – AsFâr

AsFâr by Le Trio Joubran Recommended by Bjarte Edvardsen

Huntronik – Huntronik

There are elements of psychedelia, but the overriding vibe is of a sort of eclectic alt-pop. Melodic, mildly dirty-sounding and knowingly retro.

Jerusalem In My Heart – Mo7it Al-Mo7it

Montreal-based Radwan Ghazi Moumneh is the man behind this contemporary Arabic and electronic music project which was formed eight years ago.

Cattle – Cattle EP

This self-titled debut EP by Cattle might very well be the earliest 2013 release to appear on (((o))) with its release date January 1st. They’re early. And they’re angry. All I know about these guys is that they’re from Leeds and when describing their …

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend Ascend

After 7 years without a sound Godspeed You! Black Emperor stepped out of the shadows and started entering scenes again. This time Mike Moya, one of the two band founders and a member during 1994-1998, had joined the lineup again. They were chosen as cu …

Live: Refused – Exel Arena, Umeå, Sweden. December 15th 2012

I’m at a new arena in northern Sweden together with three thousand Swedes. All more than ready to witness and hear the last concert by hardcore legends Refused. That’s right. The LAST concert. From the very beginning people are lifting their phones in …

Barnaby Bennett – Shadows and Reflections: An Anthology

Welcome to this laidback genre safari by Barnaby Bennett from Calgary, Canada. While the familiar Christmas songs has been in the air most places lately, I have thankfully dived into the genre blending record ‘Shadows and Reflections – An Anthology’ to …

Astroboter – Beat Sutras Vol. I

The music industry is certainly taking new directions. Take this review for instance: You wouldn’t be reading it if it weren’t for twitter. To make a long story short, here’s some twitter dialogue from a while back: @astroboter (…) Finished the upcom …

Bardo Pond – Yntra

The Philadelphian psych-rockers Bardo Pond have been active in the experimental rock scene for more than twenty very productive years. Just giving their thick discography a quick glance becomes a rather daunting experience. The strange thing is that ‘D …

Red Pine- City Limits EP

You’re in for a real beat treat. Today we’re digging into Red Pine which is John Stuckey based in Leeds, UK. ‘City Limits’ is his debut release and it’s an EP packed with a wide range of styles within the electronic genre. It opens with ‘I Am Someone’, …

The Sea And Cake – Runner

‘Runner’ is the Chicago based The Sea and Cake’s tenth album, released one year before their 20 year anniversary. While feeding my ears with their early jazzy post-rock material I sense a fresh lo-fi feel, especially from ‘Nassau’ and ‘The Fawn’ releas …

Arc In Round – Arc In Round

Arc In Round is a Philadelphia four-piece comprised of Jeff Zeigler, Mikele Edwards, Josh Meakim and Matt Ricchini and was formed three years ago after the end of the shoegaze project Relay. And guess what? Here we have a band which seemed to know exac …

Carnivals – Humility EP

Carnivals is Sheffield based Stewart Green and he has generously unleashed this dreamy record for us. The EP ‘Humility’ is visualised with a silhouetted man on his way for a swim into the ocean and, according to the visions my head is presenting me ref …

Heinali – Air

Air. Try visualizing air. If you’re like me, that is most likely a very pleasant task. Air to dive into. Float into. Gaze into. Out of the window. Sounds familiar? So you float into your airy task and you might start seeing the sky high above the groun …

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