Lachlan R. Dale


Lachlan is a human male from Sydney, Australia.

His record label, Art As Catharsis, features diverse releases from Australia’s underground. Styles covered include, but are not limited to, doom and drone, psychedelia, prog, deep-chill acoustic, hardcore punk, post-rock, math metal and grind.

Lachlan plays in a number of bands which are not very good really. Serious Beak, Adrift for Days, Jxckxlz and Ḥashshāshīn are among them.

You can tell Lachlan why his opinion about a particular band is misguided at

Articles by Lachlan R. Dale

Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep Of Reason

Overall this is the most authentic and intense the band has sounded in years. The Swedish masters are back to show the kids how it is done. – By Lachlan R. Dale

Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas – Mariner

With the introduction of Julie Christmas, Cult of Luna seem reinvigorated, shaking off the more sterile aesthetic of their recent releases and embracing once more the spirit of ‘Somewhere Along The Highway’ in order to produce an album that is varied and always engaging. – By Lachlan R. Dale

Foxes – Organic Vessels

Foxes bring an entirely new take on “post-hardcore” as a style. Their progressive approach approach to songwriting allows them introduce elements of progressive rock, post-punk, shoegaze, and psychedelia as needed. – By Lachlan R. Dale

Tangled Thoughts of Leaving – Yield to Despair

Tangled Thoughts of Leaving have proven, once again, that they are one of the most uniquely talented bands that Australia has to offer. This album is a perfectly formed artistic statement. The listen is not an easy one, but it is deeply rewarding for those who can stomach sonic oblivion. Under its immense weight, we must all yield to despair. – By Lachlan R. Dale

Alyx Dennison – Alyx Dennison

On her debut solo album, Alyx Dennison continues to broaden her palette while adding depth and confidence to the tools and techniques she already possessed. Her music escapes easy categorisation, but if you enjoy the likes of Bjork and Lamb, perhaps this will catch your ear. It’s certainly worth your time. – By Lachlan R. Dale

Zu – Cortar Todo

The underdeveloped feel of ‘Cortar Todo’ may merely be a function of Zu’s penchant for improvisation, but my conclusion is inescapable. Zu have fallen far short of the high water mark they set back in 2009. – By Lachlan R. Dale

Ibeyi – Ibeyi

While this album is not without its flaws, for a debut it certainly catches the ear. For Ibeyi to have produced such a unique fusion of styles at little more than twenty years of age is impressive. I can’t wait to see where their music grows from here. – By Lachlan R. Dale

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