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Caspar Brötzmann Massaker – “Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore” / “Koksofen” – screaming jazz feedback and heavy rock

Caspar Brötzmann Massaker – “Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore” / “Koksofen” – screaming jazz feedback and heavy rock

Ross McGibbon July 10, 2019 0

Southern Lord 19th July 2019 A fascinating experimental guitarist in the heavy mode, Caspar Brotzmann plays with shapes and sound over four lengthy tracks on the first of these offerings, 1992’s Der Abend Der

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LINGUA IGNOTA – “CALIGULA” – could be the most intense thing you hear this year

LINGUA IGNOTA – “CALIGULA” – could be the most intense thing you hear this year

Ross McGibbon July 10, 2019 0

Profound Lore 19th July 2019 LINGUA IGNOTA means unknown language, like Hildegard von Bingen used in trances and like Kristin Hayter here shifts into occasionally; a language beyond those that humans know, one that

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LA Witch – Live at Headrow House, Leeds

LA Witch – Live at Headrow House, Leeds

Ross McGibbon July 6, 2019 0

4th July 2019 I’ve never seen the small and centrally-located Headrow House full. Why is that? Especially surprising when LA Witch tell us they’ve been to Leeds a few times before. It doesn’t help

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Outer Spaces – “Gazing Globe” fuses Fleetwood Mac and REM for a warm and adult album

Outer Spaces – “Gazing Globe” fuses Fleetwood Mac and REM for a warm and adult album

Ross McGibbon June 27, 2019 0

WESTERN VINYL 28th June 2019 Plenty of good songs come from break-ups and this album is one. Charting the emotional fall out of Cara Beth Satalino’s relationship ending, this could have been a bucket

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The North Sea Radio Orchestra – “Folly Bololey: Songs from Robert Wyatt’s Rock Bottom”    A playful, joyful tribute

The North Sea Radio Orchestra – “Folly Bololey: Songs from Robert Wyatt’s Rock Bottom” A playful, joyful tribute

Ross McGibbon June 5, 2019 0

DARK COMPANION RECORDS 17th May 2019 Robert Wyatt’s songs are lovely. Light as air, free and jazzy, playful and as real as life. Whether ephemeral yet deep love songs to his partner / wife,

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Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith – “The Peyote Dance”    – trippy art project succeeds wonderfully

Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith – “The Peyote Dance” – trippy art project succeeds wonderfully

Ross McGibbon June 5, 2019 1

BELLA UNION 31st May 2019 This is the second collaboration between Patti Smith and the Soundwalk Collective. The New York doyen of cool; Patti is a poet in her own right and a big

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A CERTAIN RATIO – “ACR:BOX” – punky, funky, dubby and dancey

A CERTAIN RATIO – “ACR:BOX” – punky, funky, dubby and dancey

Ross McGibbon June 1, 2019 0

MUTE RECORDS       3 May 2019 If you don’t know A Certain Ratio, you should. Though where to start? This is a band that had multiple phases and shapes. Serially innovators, creators and followers of

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Duncan Lloyd – “Outside Notion”      is a curate’s egg

Duncan Lloyd – “Outside Notion” is a curate’s egg

Ross McGibbon May 30, 2019 0

AFTERNOON IN BED RECORDS     24th May 2019 With too many different ideas in his head and fingers to be contained within Maximo Park’s tunes, Duncan has had a number of side-projects and this is

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The Unthanks – unaccompanied and inspiring

The Unthanks – unaccompanied and inspiring

Ross McGibbon May 25, 2019 0

Live at Leeds Left Bank 23rd May 2019 The Unthanks’ voices are a wonderful thing and tonight’s crowd sat in rapt awe. In the resonant acoustics of an old church, the harmonies acquired additional

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Mildlife – doing their groovy thing in Leeds

Mildlife – doing their groovy thing in Leeds

Ross McGibbon May 22, 2019 0

Live at The Brudenell Social Club    20th May 2019 Just over six months after their debut at the Brudenell, Mildlife are back. Making a great impression as Wooden Shjips’ support, this time they get an

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