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Premiere: Stella Diana reveal new track Der Sandmann

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Album Review: Japan Suicide – Santa Sangre

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The very existence of this album is a sad reflection of our times. JuJu is the latest incarnation of Sicily-based Gioele Valenti (Lay Llamas, Herself) who uses the ancient idea of JuJu, the designation of  objects, such as amulets, and spells used ceremoniously in West Africa and broadens its to encompass a mix of rhythmic psychedelia, ancient …

The Lay Llamas have been on my radar for a while, a superb live performance at the Liverpool PsychFest in 2014, and a great album, ‘Ostro’, for Rocket Recordings the same year which made our ‘Essential’ list. What I wasn’t aware of what that this had not been the band’s first release, having brought out …

Out this week on Saint Marie Records is the new, third, EP from Italian electronic duo Snow In Mexico, aka Andrea Novelli and Massimiliano Cruciani. Titled Juno Beach, it sits somewhere between the perfect electronic pop of the Pet Shop Boys, with nuances of Indie Pop and M83 somewhere along the way. Think a more …