THE NEW soundtrack album is an ambitious and extraordinary ‘first’; the musical accompaniment to the recent DC Comics event, helmed by writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo. Based upon a hellish Earth twisted beyond recognition, wherein the Justice League is at the mercy of the Dark Multiverse and a diabolical Batman Who Laughs, the …

A cinematic vista of an album, stitched seamlessly through each siphoning of emphatic, elevating, melancholic elation.

FRENCH psych purveyors The Limiñanas and producer and DJ Laurent Garnier are set to release a collaborative album entitled Pelicula, splicing the trio’s affections for psychedelia with their equal fondness for cinema. Anton Newcombe was also key in the cementing of their friendship and musical partnership. Laurent worked alongside the trio of musical forces that …

J. ZUNZ, the solo alias of Lorelle and The Obsolete’s Lorena Quintanilla, released her highly-praised second album Hibiscus on Rocket Recordings last year (also appearing on our list of 2020’s greatest albums) – utilising ominously stirring drone, interspersed with poetically and sparsely articulated, but incalculably cathartic vocals; with Krautrocky cycles of mellifluous synth adding bountiful miles …

BEGINNING in 2016, Montréal’s Yoo Doo Right have strewn the experimental music world lavishly with fervent, heavenly jams: heavily akin to their eponymous krautrock forefathers, also stirring in a heady mix of influences and inspirations. The trio – Justin Cober (guitar, synthesizers, vocals), Charles Masson (bass), and John Talbot (drums, percussion) – made their debut …

THE genre-splicing LYR, comprised of Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, musician and vocalist Richard Walters, and producer and multi-instrumentalist Patrick J Pearson, fuse their three distinct but complimentary musical selves into an even more distinct project combining galvanic spoken word with textured ambient canopies and soaring, melodic vocals. The trio released their debut album, Call In …

LYR, an acronym of Land Yacht Regatta, have recently shared their latest emotionally evocative musical amalgamation Redwings, following the recent release of their collaborative track with Prefab Sprout’s Wendy Smith, “Winter Solstice”. The unique triumvirate – comprised of Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, musician and singer-songwriter Richard Walters, and producer and multi-instrumentalist Patrick J Pearson – …

THE EVER-prolific Matt Berry has shared another track from his upcoming album, The Blue Elephant. Berry’s latest is not only, as ever, an elaborate and seemingly seamless stretching of his artistic development but also a significant milestone in his Acid Jazz Records career: the record marks his tenth year with the label, and promises to …

Formed through a passionate creative drive and mutual appreciation of each other’s work, LYR is a musical machine that reverberates an incredibly singular effusion; the triumvirate of Sigur Rós-like ambient decorations, blissfully gilded and emotionally wrought piano and evocative vocals, and masterfully moving poetry delivered a truly unique, collaborative project. The group – comprised of …

The proportion of ‘firsts’ occurring in music (experimental or otherwise) would, in all likelihoood, greatly diminish over time. However, it may also be likely that other sources could blow open the doors to refreshingly exciting ways of creating music – which express emotion in similarly invigorating fashion. Technology, for example, is likely to be a …