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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 …

QUEENS, New York’s The Forms have been on sabbatical for, well, quite a while now, it’s fair to say. Their last album, Derealization, came out on fellow Five Boroughs label Threespheres a whole decade ago now, and proved the last of a run of three; since when, nada, until recent singles “Head Underwater”, crunchy and …

KEVIN DANIEL CAHILL and Graham Costello, guitarist and drummer respectively, first set off on the path that would lead to them wedding as a musical act with an oblique and rapturous aesthetic when they met at Glasgow’s prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, at which Kevin was pursuing a classical music education and Graham, jazz; they …

THEIR first meeting may have been entirely inauspicious – the one enquiring of the other whether in fact he was, indeed, a French drug dealer – but once that initial barrier was overcome, the twin, surging talents of acid folk scion Devendra Banhart and minimalist composer and producer Noah Georgeson became firm friends; collaborators. And …

BACK in spring we both reviewed and adored an album from Field Works: less a band, more a collective exploration of the various musics that cross over and find each other out on the edges of their respective stylistic disciplines, fuse, enter the wider sphere of the ambient, all overseen by Indianapolis multidisciplinary artist and …

WHAT do we know of The Fuzzy Nerds. the band whose excellently quietLOUDquiet song, “Grasshopper”, we’re taking a look at herein? Not absolutely loads, we’ll freely admit, but a scour of the reference library reveals thus, quoted directly: “The Fuzzy Nerds was a post-alternative and a quite experimental indie rock band active for 20 years, with 13 …

IF YOU’RE an avid reader of these pages, you’ll have come across Sam Wenc only recently in connection with RON, the very fine textural ambient twosome he forms exactly one half of in connection with Carl Laukkanen; and whose “What Can The Feeling” we were more than a little pleased to premiere a few weeks …

Compassion is a complex, often beautiful and sometimes challenging work, exploring the interstices where Tibetan healing meets Chicago instrumentalism

DERBYSHIRE’S brilliant post-folkrock trio Haiku Salut will be releasing two new ten-minute tracks over the next week, both in response to a commission by Live Cinema UK, in which the three-piece was set the task of rescoring archive shorts from the British Film Institute National Archive. The first, “Pattern Thinker”, soundtracks the 1940 black and …

2020, eh? As it wearies on, the need for music, the need for the good things, for stillness, to find our own thread to follow through it all, becomes ever more necessary. An album, then, as much 2020 as it perhaps 1968 is the forthcoming album on Drag City from Lama Lobsang Palden and Jim …