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loscil – “Equivalents” – an album that contains a whole other world

loscil – “Equivalents” – an album that contains a whole other world

Ross McGibbon August 15, 2019 1

KRANKY                                               16 August 2019 I hear the jerky staccato application of disc brakes on a train rolling across a high, smooth glacier. The remoteness lets the percussive on/off sounds permeate. That high, cold environment

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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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See No Evil Is Dot Cromwell’s harrowing depiction of the city of Philadelphia

See No Evil Is Dot Cromwell’s harrowing depiction of the city of Philadelphia

Warren Kagombe July 10, 2019 0

See no evil is a vivid narration. Dot Cromwell survives the fits of desperation that come with wanting a life better than what the hood offers him. The 4 track extended playlist highlights life

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Blinky Bill – Kenya’s next great hope?

Blinky Bill – Kenya’s next great hope?

Warren Kagombe July 1, 2019 0

Blinky Bill is posited as Kenyas next great hope, he has managed to defy the ubiquity of Kenyas rave seen by producing tracks that pay homage to both modern and traditional influences. His formula

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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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