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So a few days until the Buck Moon on 21st July means that the release of the second instalment in the Harvestman ‘Triptych’ series is similarly imminent. This three album musical cycle created by Steve Von Till (aka Harvestman) the guitarist/vocalist/lynch pin of seminal post metal pioneers Neurosis began this April with the earthy psych …

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“Distinctly gifted musician”, “Canadian mainstay”, “master sonic storyteller” are all quotable snippets which journos have rustled up for multi-instrumentalist and composer Colin Fisher. But as you dig into his sprawling catalogue you begin to realise that for once these aren’t empty words, if anything they’re an understatement. Here is a musician who’s been energising the …

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You could say that Saskatchewan sound artist and producer Michael Scott Dawson is a key contributor to the We Are Busy Bodies catalogue. Since 2020 he’s gifted the label three solo albums and two collections as a lead member of the post rock minimalists Peace Flag Ensemble, but those numbers only hint at his significance. …

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So here’s the real sound of the psychedelic underground filtering through once more. Beyond retro, pastiche or nostalgia, forward thinking, lifeblood music that connects the pathways of cosmic rock, kosmische, trance and improv, part of the essential root system that feeds so many derivatives. Experimental guitarists Aidan Baker and Eric Quach have been injecting their …

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It doesn’t seem that long since Hungarian keyboarding producer whizz Szabolcs Bognár was premiering his ambitious Àbáse project with the extensive, celebratory ‘Laroyê’. Released at the end of 2021, it was assembled from jams recorded in collaborators’ lounges and apartments during a lengthy musical sabbatical in Brazil. Stoked with Bognár’s unflappable positivity, ‘Laroyê’ somehow came …

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It’s not often you get to hear about a ‘new’ artist on the London global beats scene who’s already stocked up a back catalogue of eight previous albums but that’s what’s happening with Marcelo Frota aka MOMO. From the dark-folk /Tropicalia fusion of his stark debut ‘A Estética do Rabisco’ in 2006 to his electronica …

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LA based, Argentinian Qoa (aka. Nina Conti) is a digital sound artist and illustrator who focuses on tuning in and responding to the non-human world. That involves the composer’s serious engagement physical and imaginary, with plants and animals, streams and undergrowth, winds and weathers, and from this starting point developing a musical connection with the …

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A post rock summit, confluence or collab, some might even toss in the supergroup label if they were feeling flippant. Whatever you want to call the artistic meeting of minds that is WE ARE WINTER’S BLUE AND RADIANT CHILDREN (or WAWBARC between friends) it offers up the enticing prospect of new collective music from Mat …

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Sonic explorer, creative adventurer, soundscape navigator are all phrases you could apply to Alexander Burke a.k.a Forest Law. Romford born, now London based he’s taken a globetrotting route to the release of his debut album ‘Zero’, available now courtesy of a Bongo Joe/ Total Refreshment Centre collaboration. Coming through Giles Peterson’s ‘Future Bubblers ‘unsigned artists’ …

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The fact that guitarist / n’goni player Maël Salètes and harpist Mélanie Virot have been releasing albums as L’Étrangleuse since 2012 is down to much more than endurance or stubborn self-belief. These dynamic, probing musicians have always got something new to say and invariably exciting ways of saying them. Their intertwining string tones, raw, bluesy, …

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