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Album review: Matchess’s ‘Sonescent’: an irresistible flow of experimental, meditative drone recollection and conscious absence

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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: Jim Wallis & Nick Goss – ‘Pool’: immersive, ocean-going, pastoral ambience

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Parquet Courts, the Indie Rock band hailing from New York City, have been trolling the musical community for about a year now since releasing their last album under the moniker ‘Parkay Quarts’. Before that, the band released two excellent albums, Light Up Gold and Sunbathing Animal, and one exciting EP, Tally All The Things That …

Known to many in the London underground sound art scene as one half of Sleeps In Oysters and an active collaborator with Rutger Hauser, artist Lisa Busby works on the periphery of pop craftsmanship. Bold and reflective, her latest track, Hollow Blown Egg, utilises playback media improvisations to great effect. Generously building a progressively stark atmosphere over its three-and-a-half …

What started of as a fictional band in the cult vampire film ‘Afflicted’ has now turned into a real EP releasing duo. Comprising of musicians Edo Van Breemen  and Zachary Grayth the now real Unalaska join ‘Light Organ Records’ to bring us their first self-titled EP. Working through cross-continental correspondence from their separate studios in Brooklyn …

Trevor Powers has the kind of fragility in his voice that when you hear it you feel at any time during a song he may just disappear into thin air. A pin hole leak in a balloon that slowly releases air into the world. Any kind of pressure or pushing will cause a bevy of …

The name might not be that familiar, but his work definitely will be. The guitarist / producer has played with the likes of Brian Eno, Pulp, Florence + The Machine and Roxy Music, and has produced artists such as Wild Beasts, Brett Anderson of Suede and Underworlds Karl Hyde> Recently signed to London independent Lo …

In a shameless bid of self promotion, I thought it would be a good idea to share with avid Backseat Mafia readers an exclusive mix Sebastian Melmoth prepared for a French sound art collective last month. DotData is a small itinerant net label based in Rennes and Paris. Their visual aesthetic blends monochromatic dream sequences with …

Bristol three piece Falling Stacks describe themselves, at least via their Facebook page, as being ‘Frowncore’. As fans here on backseat mafia of all sorts of ‘core’, it seemed the ideal time to check them out, with the release of their debut album ‘No Wives’ on June 9th via Battle Worldwide Recordings. It opens with …

Now traversing their second decade, the ambitious post-folk trio, Dead Rat Orchestra, embark on an eighteen-date multimedia performance tour of English public execution sites. The work will comprise of a live soundtrack to James Holcombe‘s new film, Tyburnia. Named after London’s ‘Tyburn Tree’ gallows, the experimental film explores the different social and historical events surrounding …

Shaun Yule, the London producer otherwise known as Rubik, has been on the edges of the experimental electronic scene for a while now, both as a performer – his latest album Tone Poem is his fourth, and as label boss of left-field imprint Domestiv Records, home (at least at some time) to the likes of …

LTO is a Bristol based producer and member of Old Apparatus and Khing Kang king. ‘No Pasa Nada’ EP is one of LTOs solo projects and is a journey through the dark underbelly of abstract and experimental. Fizzing broken electronic beats and industrial sounds driven by haunting pianos, trumpets and vocals create quite an emotional ride. Experimental in sounds but not in structure, within each …