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Album Review : Beach House’s ‘7’

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IT’S ONLY his fourth album at all in the catalogue; the second, Mad Love, was almost nine years ago now; but the third, Time Waits For No One, is only three months old. Oh: more importantly, most importantly, Time Waits for No One was also absolutely beautiful. Chris Porpora, the thoughtful architect who guises as …

Time Waits For No One is not without its darknesses, its sadnesses, but they’re approached with the calm, supplicant grace that sits right in the heart of such feelings; and it is bloody beautiful. It’s an amulet, a perfect prescription; you can use it to ward off the world. Really, do

To Sonic Boom’s Pete Kember, re-imagining the past can lead to ways forward on life’s natural, interconnected path. In April of 2020, he released his first album in over 20 years called All Things Being Equal, a lush and psychedelic record full of interwoven synthesizers and droning vocal melodies,concerned with the state of humanity and …

WE’RE a way towards the release of Chris Porpora, aka Cheval Sombre’s, first album in eight years, Time Waits For No One; brighter days to come, seasonally and musically, for sure, come February 26th. It seems serendipitous that, with the ‘rona and the lockdown and all, the globe has wound down to Cheval Sombre’s pace just …

CHRIS PORPORA makes very, very beautiful and hushed music as Cheval Sombre – and makes it very much at his own pace; he is, as we shall see, very much concerned with the passage of time and all its tricks in the human brain. And he’s just announced the release of a new album, Time …

HE’S BEEN away from our ears as a solo artist for what? Crikey it’s actually eight years now, how the egg-timer sands run; but Chris Porpora, who guises up for the world of music as Cheval Sombre, has come ambling in at the absolute final knockings of the year with a leaf-skeleton of absolute delicacy …

CAMILA DE LABORDE, who hails from Mexico City, and Münchner Daniel Hermann-Collini have been recording together as Camila Fuchs since encountering each other in London back in 2012. The band released their debut album Singing From Fixed Rung, in 2016, which they followed by signing for ATP for 2018’s Heart Pressed Between Stones; now based in Lisbon, …

It’s auspicious that Sonic Boom—the solo project and nom-de-producer of Peter Kember (Spectrum, Spacemen 3) returns in 2020 with its first new LP in three decades. Kember was drawn to the year’s numerological potency, and this intentionality shines into every corner of All Things Being Equal. Released on Carpark Records, it’s a meditative, mathematical record …

Taken from his first album in 30 years, Sonic Boom – aka Peter Kember (Spectrum, Spacemen 3) has released The Way You Live, with the album, All Things Being Equal, out on Carpark Record on June 5th. More well known recently in his role as a producer for the likes of Beach House and Panda …

This August Fuzz Club will return to Eindhoven’s Effenaar venue for the third edition of their two-day festival in the Dutch city and are today announcing the first five names on the bill. This time around the label–a curator of some of the finest international fuzz, reverb and drone–will also be teaming up with London …