Album review: Various artists – ‘Home – Volume One curated by Ali Tillett’: a beautifully tessellated, warming set of old-skool chillout

Read More

Album review: Cluster – ‘Cluster 71’: the German electronica scene on the cusp of breaking through, lovingly reissued

Read More

Album review: Mumble Tide – ‘Everything Ugly’: a short, sweet-as mini-album burst from the insouciant Bristolians on their way to massive things

Read More

WITH our ears still ringing and our souls still swooning while getting our heads round last year’s conceptual triple album, Tautology, (No! come back this instant! For it (post) rocks so hard and so delicately, by turns – hey, read our review and have a listen if you don’t believe us) El Ten Eleven, the Southern …

GRADUATE of the esteemed Royal Academy of Music, and a man who’s collaborated musically with a host of the truly great and good – that CV including, since you ask, Brian Eno, Imogen Heap, David Byrne, Grace Jones, Regina Spektor, Jon Hopkins and Paul Simon, and that’s just a précis; on that CV Leo Abrahams also has also …

WITH a sooo hotly anticipated album, Overflow, out in the racks tomorrow, December 3rd, for Erased Tapes – the label originally set up specifically to bring Ryan Lee West’s musical vision to the world – Rival Consoles have released one final teaser, and that’s a ten-minute, monochrome filmed dance piece for the album track, “Monster”. …

BRISTOL’S quite literally skull-reshaping post-rave quartet Scalping, fresh from what must’ve been a sonically mental tour in support of Warp Records bass ‘n’ breaks genius Squarepusher, are back out on the road early next year, with a string of UK dates just announced. 2021 has been a stellar year for SCALPING: it all began with …

THE MORE you think about it, the more it makes sense that these two artists should get together: Warp, Rephlex and Too Pure ambient electronic dub explorers Seefeel, who’ve benefitted from a comprehensive reissue programme this year; and Nairobi’s Joseph Kamaru, aka KMRU, whose atmospheric, ambient Afro-electronica set Logue we adored when it was released …

DANIEL MILLER’S independent mainstay Mute have revealed the latest addition to an already diverse and dazzling stable; and that signing comes in the shape of Quinquis, the new project of Yann Tiersen’s wife and former Tiny Feet chanteuse Émilie Tiersen. As Tiny Feet, Émilie released a brace of albums of rather gorgeous, complex Francophone pop …

IF YOU’RE a fan of the leftfield musics, ambient and textural and nuanced, whatever its provenance, be it modern compositional or electronic or anywhere through the ultraviolets and infrareds along the spectrum between them both, then one of the artists involved in this new single you’ll likely be au fait with; the other, perhaps less …

CAST your mind to a far-off time, if you will: the 1980s and before. And then: the Christmas music you’d hear. Back then, before t’interweb and swipe-right, there wasn’t really a great deal on offer for the discerning music fan come the festive season. There was the glam band having another go at boozy, seasonal …

JACK CHESHIRE is a voyage in the best traditions of a very British strain of pastorally inflected psychedelia who, by some as-yet unexplained quirk of the space-time continuum, isn’t as yet a leading household name for lovers of beautiful and mysterious, graceful rock; but then, if we investigate some of the theories underpinning his cracking …

THE POTENT, experimental sonic meeting of minds that is Fhunyue Gao and Sven Kacirek came about quite by chance, and with a first single and video from that meeting, “Bowie”, being released today, those of us who enjoy our music nuanced and leftfield and odd can be thankful for the serendipitous. Fhunyue, who has previously …