(((O))) Category: Reviews

Charlie Parr – Last of the Better Days Ahead

A brilliant album, Last of the Better Days Ahead draws on the strengths of an impressive career and still expands the scope of Parr’s music.

Ian William Craig / Kago – Split Series #24

This final collaboration is a wondrous way to round off the majestic Split Series from Fat Cat.

Neon Christ – 1984

To immerse yourself into this release, is to check out just how good a band Neon Christ were and it may have taken a while but it is great to see the band get their flowers now.

Moderate Rebels – If You See Something That Doesn’t Look Right II

On If You See Something That Doesn’t Look Right II there is a very unified sense of ideas and their presentation making it work like (a dark) charm.

King Woman – Celestial Blues

It’s everything you want from a new release, keeping all that was unique and powerful from previous records but expanding the scope and pushing the limits in places.

The Paper Sea – Shadow Falls

The selection of sounds and pieces always keeps the perspective of emotion at the forefront.

Tangents – Timeslips & Chimeras

You get everything here that characterizes an excellent post-rock album from dub drones to abstract musical collages.

Lingua Ignota – SINNER GET READY

Stunningly realised, an overwhelming piece of work. Terrifying and beautiful.

Lucy Spraggan – Choices

Lucy Spraggan has taken the pop genre to a whole new level through various forms of music.

The Sparks Brothers Documentary

they fit in at the right moment at the right time.

Hawksmoor – On Prescription

A course of gently analgesic library music. Hawksmoor’s blend of electronics and live instruments decorating still, quiet, rooms in slowly changing moods.

Harkness – The Occasion

Harkness does not miss a step on his initial outing, the quality of which makes you wonder – what can (and will) he do for a follow-up?

John Murry – The Stars Are God’s Bullet Holes

In what is becoming a signature move, Murry’s songs swing, rock and bop, whilst the lyrics remain extremely violent, hyper literate, full of wide ranging references and name drops.

Sleep Moscow – Of the Sun

Sleep Moscow’s debut album is like a movie inside our heads that is partly supernatural, science-fiction, and disguised as a horror film until the very end. And their mission has been accomplished so far this year.

A Sea of Dead Trees – Garmonbozia (+ Exclusive Album Premiere)

Garmonbozia is an epically fragile, tender and multifaceted album. Repeat listens will be essential.

Alex Rex – Paradise

Paradise is another fine gem in the career of Alex Rex and may be is most fulfilling solo release yet. The music world is so much richer for having Alex Rex in it.

Taras Bulba – Sometimes The Night

You like to imagine Laird as some cowled, raincoat wearing figure owing a season of cigarettes to Peter Lorre, whilst casually pumping out hallucinogenic mushrooms to a soundtrack of Julian Cope and Syd Barrett, but behind the mask is a musician who is intent on forging his own path.

Vessel of Iniquity – The Doorway (+ Exclusive Track Premiere)

The Doorway may be a hard listen for some but for others this is a glimpse into as perfect as savage audial terror can get.

Fulci – Exhumed Information

A triumph for those who love their death metal dark, gritty and vicious, and also for vintage horror movie aficionados. And if you like both? Then yeah, you might want to give this a spin.

Alexis Marshall – House of Lull . House of When

A hardware store drowning through a recording studio.

LOWER AUTOMATION – LOWER AUTOMATION

The album is one of the most energetic, confident, and fully formed debut punk rock albums that I’ve heard for quite some time.

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