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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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News: Def Leppard announce Hysteria – 30th anniversary reissues

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Not Forgotten: Blonde Redhead – Masculin féminin

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When all else seems dark and gloomy now that Dark Mofo has finished in Hobart and all some of us are are left with are the cold clammy hands of COVID grasping at our throats, the news of a remastered reissue of the debut album from one of the best bands in the world, Underground …

AS WELL as hosting a whole stable of contemporary bands that are mainly spinning in the leftfield electronics and synthpop galaxies, Hamburg’s Bureau B has also been doing sterling work in curating the krautrock archive, keeping the torch burning with deep dives into the unreleased tapes of Conrad Schnitzler, reissuing lost gems and offering that …

WITH the Can Live In Stuttgart 1975 set out in the racks now and being eagerly devoured and analysed by fans, Mute and Spoon Records already have the next live set from the actually legendary Can ready on the runway. We’re just two weeks away from the release of the second, sprawling, transporting and wholly …

WHEN shoegaze was so cruelly traduced by the British inkies, dazzle-eyed by their enthralment with the twin coming of grunge and early Britpop, us aficionados shed a quiet tear for a lovely sound, a gorgeous aesthetic seemingly consigned to the history books; but you can’t, as we can see in retrospect, keep a great idea …

Outtakes these nominally may be, but a decade on these tracks would have all seen a parallel life in the 12″ and the like; a format which was only just starting to find its viability Stateside at this point in the Seventies. And remember not just that these ten tracks are culled from a year or more’s intense creative fire, but that those sessions gave birth to three albums. It’s an album for intense post-dusk savouring, soundscapes to fall sideways down the rabbit hole into, deep and otherworldly sonic immersion from one of the greatest electronic music brains.

CANADIAN label We Are Busy Bodies has unearthed a proper dose of jazz-funk sunshine, South African outfit The Drive’s 1975 set Can You Feel It?; and the label has dropped the title track from that set to tempt you out into the rays for the full album repress. It’s a loose groove, big on the …

RADIO BIRDMAN founder and garage rock legend Deniz Tek is to have his ’92 solo outing featuring The Stooges’ Ron Asheton, Take It To The Vertical, lovingly reissued by Wild Honey Records on March 19th. The album, which also features former cohort in Radio Birdman Chris Masuak, was previously issued by Red Eye Records and …

You thought every stone had been overturned in the quest for any last garage-punk nuggets of note? You’d be wrong. Get your white drainpipes and chelsea boots on for this cracking Zambian garage album from the early Seventies

IF YOU’RE the kinda person who likes shoegazing to be actual, y’know, shoegazing – that deep, complex bleed of guitars and thicketed, soundscapes, the one which Slowdive do in an unparalleled way – then maybe you need to become acquainted with Slow Crush, the darker perfumed Belgian band fronted by Mancunian Isa Holliday. The band’s …

Drag City dig deep, strike fortune: Bill Stone’s album rings down the decades and it’s really sweet. Sure it’s a little rough ’round the edges, but that’s absolutely part of the charm; you can hear these songs live and breathe, the actual moment of their realisation. Real and delightful