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Album review: Adam Stafford – ‘Trophic Asynchrony’: Falkirk composer moves to a deep, cyclical set of formal minimalism to address the ecological state we’re in

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Premiere: Versari exclusively unveil for us their new EP Brûle: an epic filled with glorious edits and remixes casting a whole new light on the originals

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Album Review: black midi – Cavalcade

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Nobody quite likes Justin Bieber. He is both the most loved and hated man in the world at the same time, and i differece to the former child star seems impossible. In the past few years he has been better known for his blatant disrespect for the law, or his knack of saying ridiculously inappropriate …

photo by chromaticism at Fuzz Club Records Festival Throw Down Bones are, Frankie Frankie, (so cool they named him twice!) : Guitar/Synth/Vocal/Effect, Dave Cocks: Bass/Percussion and James Aparicio: Producer. Throw Down Bones is “Noise Militia, Amnesia haze kraut and Philosophical drone”. Risen, phoenix-like from the ashes of Piatcions, “THROW DOWN BONES is the answer, a personal therapy, a rehab …

Here we are then, around fifteen years late, but it finally feels as if the end of the millennium has arrived. As the forces of power and terror mass within and without a great dystopian darkness seems to be falling on the land. While the mainstream media continues to spew out ephemera to keep the …

It is 2am on a Monday morning, I am sitting and relaxing in my bed with the windows open and my lights dimmed. I decide to listen to the Magical Cloudz album I’ve been meaning to get around to. I am pleasantly surprised. ‘Disappeared’ is a gorgeous, slow paced starter, in its best moments recalling …

Following on the heels of the Dubnobasswithmyheadman Deluxe release, Underworld are back again with ‘Second Toughest in the Infants’ the fourth album in their catalogue. Remastered at Abby Road Studios and chock full of goodies, if you never got on this one the first time round, then there’s never been a better time to check …

The last few years have seen an explosion of Christmas music, the disposable nature and large numbers of traditional songs immediately available means the genre is ripe for releasing downloads in time for the holiday season. But here’s a whole album of unashamedly retro Christmas music! Funk and soul from perhaps the finest soul band …

When I saw that Cardinal Fuzz was bringing an album out by a band called Minami Deutsch I was intrigued but not overly expectant. It was going to be good, well for me the Cardinal does not release anything that is not, and from the name it was probably going to have some sort of …

I remember seeing the Telescopes on the main stage in 1990 at Reading Festival on the bill with Loop, the Pixies and the Fall, such was their quick rise following the release of early singles Kick the Wall and 7th Disaster on Cheree Records. The band were signed by Alan McGees Creation records soon after …

Photo by: Christian Apolo ‘Caballo Negro’ or Black Horse by Sudakistan is an album I was destined to hear. In the week leading up to Liverpool Psych Fest 2104, if El Lobo first came to me in the guise of ‘Dale Gas’, then ‘Rabia‘ literally injected me with Sudakistan’s rabid frenzy. My pack allegiance was immediately assured. Luke Reilly, …

I was a Robot/coming from the Autobahn/I was a Radio-Active man. Yep, those opening words from I Was A Robot tells what you need to know  – Wolfgang Flur was a key member of Kraftwerk when they were busy completely re-inventing electronica, but this is a retrospective of his solo stuff. But be warned – …