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

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Album review: Chihei Hatakeyama – ‘Late Spring’: a halcyon, beautiful ambient journey

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ALBUM REVIEW: Richard Skelton – ‘These Charms May Be Sung Over A Wound’: enthralling, organic electronica arising from the earth itself

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The album ‘At Least A Hundred Fingers’ by duo Twofish is an epic, cinematic musical journey that ebbs and flows with intensity and dynamism. Difficult to slot into any genre, it has the vibrancy of Dead Can Dance with an infusion of world instrumentation – many synthetic, some organic – and a syncopated thrum throughout …

Deep in the heart of ‘Minds’, the new album from Sydney duo Fabels, is an exotic mysticism and ethereal glow, emanating from the mysterious vocals and the layered sonic landscapes. The result is something that is quite splendid: an electronic classicism that is borderless and transcendent. Fabels are Hiske Weijers, Ben Aylward (plus live, guest …

A MEETING of delicate pop like minds: musician-producers David Tanton (aka Rhoda/Tender Spring), Éloi Le Blanc-Ringuette (aka Thomas White), and Lia Kurihara (aka LIA) met on the fertile Montréalais music scene in 2018, began to share and mesh ideas, and formed Afternoon Bike Ride – and listen up, friends; they’re an absolute delight of hazy, …

The vivid, sparkling and unbound imagination of Sara Nelson, working under the name Skybelly, creates a whole new universe in her forthcoming album ‘A Space Tramp Odyssey’, due out on 23 September 2021. As a taste of what’s to come, we are honoured to premiere the track ‘Sapphire’ which is due out on 17 September …

Ben Shields records under the name Dull Reality and, although it’s an easy observation to make, his music is anything but. Shields works almost purely in the realms of electronic sounds – shape shifting electronica that is complex and multi-layered and given impetus and wings by his extraordinary vocal range and vivid imagination. Opening track …

Last month we reviewed the superb album ‘DISTORDER’ from Sydney’s multi-talented songwriter, producer and videographer Darren Cross, calling it a brilliant expression of our times: discordant, unsettling and at times bleak, but delivered with a swagger and a panache. Cross has assembled an engrossing video for one of the tracks – ‘Are USS Are?’ – …

Julian Hamilton, half of Sydney juggernaut duo The Presets, has just released his first ever solo single ‘City of Love’, and it is brilliant. With a syncopated bubbling, liquid undercurrent, ‘City of Love’ is a deliciously hyperactive track with Hamilton’s voice having a chilling, distant, almost disassociated vibe. There is a grand meeting of Kraftwerk …

WE LOCKED the door; we waited. We waited, we combed the airwaves; we counted the days some more. The experience is nigh on universal, save those of you lucky enough to be reading in Taiwan, Christchurch, Auckland and elsewhere. Italy was caught by the pandemic earlier than many, and as it swept across the country, …

BORN in Rakvere, a small town in the very north of Estonia, a handful of miles from the Baltic Sea, the experimental musician Maarja Nuut was first introduced to music by her mother, a choir conductor, which opened up a world which would become her métier. Aged 7 she began taking violin lessons, studying at the Tallinn …

YOU KNOW that if no less a renaissance man than Max Cooper is taking enough of an interest in what you’re sculpting in sound to sign you up for his label, Mesh, then you must be doing something not only very right, but also very interesting; Max really these days being at the forefront of …