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Album review: Cluster – ‘Cluster 71’: the German electronica scene on the cusp of breaking through, lovingly reissued

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Album review: Tom Dissevelt – ‘Fantasy In Orbit’: seminal Dutch space-age electronica gets a deserved reissue

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Album review: UNKNOWN ME – ‘BISHINTAI’: a delightful, candy-coloured ambient trip

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What do you get when you cross post-war blues with experimental rock and electronica before bringing in one-time Captain Beefheart member Gary Lucas on guitar and composition duties? Hell if we know (pun very much intended) but it’d probably sound something similar to John Beckmann’s new gig, the Mortal Prophets. It’s both a band (of …

The band Nixer

Irish duo Nixer have released ‘Decisions’ the third track from their upcoming EP People Feel which is set for release on 27 May. ‘Decisions‘ takes the sonic dance infused electronics up a notch from previous singles ‘People Feel‘ and ‘Outsider’. Nixer have stated that the EP has a concept running through it, telling the story …

Jacob Long (aka Earthen Sea) has a musical provenance that inevitably draws you in to take a look. He’s been a member of the Dischord endorsed, post-hardcore agitators Black Eyes, injected sax and bass to the electro-dub, No-wave work-outs of Mi Ami and since 2014 released less abrasive sounds as Earthen Sea, probing ever deeper …

London based composer/producer Pascal Bideau aka Akusmi doesn’t do music that simply grows on you. Want proof then tune into those digi-platforms and catch his new track ‘Fleeting Future’ from his soon-come album of the same name. It’s a piece that draws you into a world of sound which flourishes as you listen, from the …

The sounds of Brisbane project Grids/Units/Planes (GUP) are that of a cloudy, diffuse space that glitches and hums in a languorous rich texture: awe-inspiring and transfixing. I have always thought that the magic in effective instrumental music is the ability to tell stories and create images without words, and in ‘Diverge and Coalesce’, GUP have …

Some records arrive that make you wonder if there is much value to writing about music. ‘Open’ by the Finnish ambient jazz partnership of reedist Tapani Rinne and composer/producer Juha Maki-Patola is one of those albums. Elusive, shivering with atmosphere, the immersive soundscape that the pair have crafted elevates listening beyond the incidental and reduces …

The liquidity of movement and sensual overload in French Czech-based duo Overland Inn‘s new album ‘Proxima’ is nothing short of magnificent. Heralded by a series of delectable amuse-bouches over the last 12 months following their signing to the brilliant Brisbane label False Peak Records, Overland Inn have perfected an electronic based dream pop oeuvre that has …

With new album ‘Mutual Dreaming’ set for release next month via Shapes Recordings, Norwegian producer and singer Sea Change shares the latest single from the record, the hallucinogenic electronica of Is There Anybody There. Of the track, Sea Change says it “came from a very lonely place – it was in the middle of the …

Ahead of the release of his new EP, It’s Our Time, which drops on Lorenzo Dada’s Electronic Music Division on February 7th next year, we’re delighted to have a Takeover Mix from Rome based DJ / Producer Leone510, aka Giordano Leone. Full of jazzy chords, sweeping bass tones and sprawling breakbeats mark out the EP …

COOPER CRAIN’S side-alley Moog buccaneers Bitchin Bajas are taking their their latest album, a re-exploration of the works of Sun Ra purely for synth and keyboard, out on the road in the new year. That album, Switched On Ra, their seventeenth, sees them apply the concepts of one avant-garde legend to that of another: Cooper …