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Album review: Black Flower – ‘Magma’: a perfumed souk of North African psych jazz from the Lowlands quintet

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Album review: Claude Cooper – ‘Myriad Sounds’: taut, essential Bristol jazz breaks and cinematic LSD groove

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Album Review: Boris – W

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Cherry Red seem to have become the masters of the box set compilation in recent years, with the C86 and C87 sets some choice punk and new wave compilations; and now The Sun Shines Here, the natural follow-up to the Scared To Get Happy Box set, which in fact proved so popular it has recently …

Think of those records inspired by plants…Stevie’s sprawling ‘Journey Through The Secret Life of’, Edgar Froese’s pondering on ‘Epsilon in Malaysian Pale’, Genesis hailing a ‘Return of the Giant Hogweed’ or maybe the Cocteau’s glistening ‘Pearly-Dewdrops’ Drops’. Judged sublime or ridiculous depends on your starting point but one thing is clear, the mix of botany …

Mexican five-piece Sei Still return with their second album El Refugio, out today on Fuzz Club Records. The new album follows their self-titled debut released in April 2020, which is already on its second vinyl pressing after selling out extremely quick first time around. The band was born when they decided to take a random trip …

Overview: Fluxion continues to carve his own musical path, taking us all together to a personal journey in his inner world, moods and moments, showcasing the importance of being influenced by none other than real life moments, people, expectations, joy, dreams and disappointments. Expressing what comes from the inside, instead of the outside.Creating a more …

Harlem Shuffle are fast becoming one of our favourite labels specialists in killer reggae reissues and the brilliant Hot Sauce compilation we reviewed a while back. They’re back with a volume 2 of the series, this time dedicated to the Trojan label and its associated UK labels, namely Amalgamated, Beverley’s Records, Blue Cat, Clan Disk, …

WE LAST encountered that Stockholm-based talent Shida Shahabi in these pages just over a year ago, when she released the soundtrack EP for Jennifer Rainsford’s subtle sci-fi short Lake On Fire; and rather a lovely thing it proved, seeing Shida step away from the piano with which she recorded her 130701 debut Shifts in favour …

Heavy doom metal masters Khemmis have released their fourth full length studio album, ‘Deceiver’, via Nuclear Blast Recordswhich has been nearly three years in the making. With a title that reflects the internal struggles that many of us battle in our daily lives, Deceiver is a ferociously honest and appetisingly raw piece of musical artistry. …

The Terrifying Lows is the work of Melbourne-based musician and Gamilaroi artist Tyler Millott, and his new self-titled album is a sparkling collection of jewels: finely tuned pop vignettes that have a dark undercurrent beneath the shining melodies. To add to the wonder, Millott took full control of the creativity – writing, recording and producing. As …

Swedish power trio Monolord return with new album, ‘Your Time to Shine’. Recorded by Monolord drummer Esben Willems at Studio Berserk, the album sees the trio looking inward, cultivating the elements that take their monstrous, heavy riffing to new heights with a darker edge. “To me, an honest representation of how I feel about the current state of humanity,” Esben offers, …