I first got a nod to Tallinn label Porridge Bullet through Estonian avant-pop maverick Mart Avi’s 2020 album Vega Never Sets, and it’s a go-to hub for leftfield electronics, art-rock, deep house, sonic collages and […]
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Season’s twinkles: The Last Sound – An Air So Fine
You need a bit of nerve, confidence and ‘sure fuck it’ attitude to release music at the end of December, when everyone’s already binged on their end-of-year Listmas albums, cramming Celebrations into their mouths and […]
Time Binding Ensemble’s quiet revolution
Scottish composer Kay Logan takes on her Time Binding Ensemble form for a deep listening meditative work of serene drone ambience. It’s a 90-minute piece, in 24 pieces, all 3:40, each one a ‘Nycthemera’ in […]
Computer says WTF: I KNOW I’M AN ALIEN — Wi-Fi Breath
This lo-fi weirdo electronic carnival caper by north London “Socialist art-synth-punks” I Know I’m An Alien is the kind of bizarro song we’d expect after going through so many weeks and months with screen-bleached eyeballs. […]
A cosmic flight of fancy: John Parsley – my Own Owl
Rugged space disco on Berlin label Nein Records
Autumns’ industrial strength EBM – Found It
Christian Donaghey knows his way round a nihilistic album title. In the last few years as Autumns, he’s released Pissing Away My Youth, You’re Not an Artist, You’re a Dickhead, and Take Your Leather Gloves […]
Manslaughter 777’s rumbling dub explorations
When you put two drummers together from the extreme metal and drone composition ends of the spectrum, the dub music they come up with won’t be the chilled-out cosmic kind. Manslaughter 777 is a new […]
Skin in the game: IKOQWE – pele
Angolan hip-hop duo IKOQWE “urge you to to learn how to love… skin is to be felt”.
Let’s get grindcore done: Midrift Guillotine – Dig Up Thatcher and Burn Her Bones EP
If you really fuckin hate the Tories, a self-satisfied Owen Jones column just won’t cut it. Have this eight-track petrol bomb of seditionist splatter grindcore instead.
Feel the Burn: GHLOW – Hold On
A dirgy industrial racket that feels more like a sweaty headbutt than a dancefloor bop — but that’s all good
Avon Terror Corps make some noise for charity
Sonic nihilism — all for a good cause.
The clue’s in the title: Nd:YAG – Glitch & Clamour
More warped electronics on Dutch label New York Haunted
Italo disco Russian remodel: OID & Chikiss – Only Music Survives
One of the low-key highlights of Tallinn Music Week 2019 was ducking into the Balti Jaam food market for some noodles and being drawn to the left-field analogue synth-pop wafting down from the third floor. […]
Vital organs on Jute Gyte – Diapason
Ah fuck, surely it’s too early in the year for a two-and-a-half hour, one-track Jute Gyte album?
Moo Kid’s Irish Bandcamp Weekly
A regular dig through bandcamp.com for independent Irish music.