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EP: The delicately beautiful ‘Creatures of Habit’ from Brisbane artist Aren’t is an exquisite triumph. Plus news of launch date.

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News: Joni Mitchell celebrates the 50th anniversary of ‘Blue’ with a remastered set of her four Reprise albums

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See: The monochrome video for Trevor Sensor’s ‘Chiron, Galactus’: an instant classic of mourning, cathartic Americana

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Though its core members are based in Seattle – that’s Guy Keltner and Ian Cunningham – Acid Tongue are no strangers to international collaboration or putting in work when it comes to their band. Last year, they released their second album Bullies right before the world shut down due to the unfolding pandemic. Yes, it …

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 …

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 …

On aesthetics alone, the artwork for Aren’t‘s new EP ‘Creatures Of Habit’ (illustrated by Grace Taylor) is extraordinarily beautiful. Fittingly, the illustrations have a joyous emotional warmth and fragility that is a palimpsest for the shimmering songs within, reflecting the stunning music within. Aren’t is Fionn Richards – last seen in Brisbane band Requin which burned brightly …

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 …

Enslaved‘s new EP Caravans To The Outer Worlds was released unto the universe last month (read our review here). It is a tale of departure, about leaving behind a barren and desolate world, travelling boldly into the future. It signaled the end of an era for the psychedelic Norwegians, hinting at new pastures. In celebration of the EP’s release, tied …