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The Blessed Beat - M I V

The Blessed Beat – M I V

Published on 22nd November 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

This improvised dark fear-fest of a record is inspired by Charles Bukowski’s text A Copulating Mermaid In Venice. Ah, that explains those track titles then! The names David Kollar and Paolo Raineri may be familiar to... Read More

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Arcade Fire - II

Arcade Messiah – II

Published on 21st November 2015 | by Phil Lively

The outlook for today is heavy with patches of melodic subtlety sweeping across your Auditory Cortex. Heavy guitars across the frontal gyrus of the cerebellum will sometimes clear to leave feelings of layered heaviness. It will... Read More

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Necromonkey - Show Me Where It Hertz

Necromonkey – Show Me Where It Hertz

Published on 18th November 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

Necromonkey, the project of ex-Änglagård drummer Mattias Olsson and Gösta Berlings Saga keyboard wizard David Lundberg, are a band I have followed since their crazy debut Necroplex was unleashed on an uncaring world in 2013. This... Read More

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The Receiver - All Burn

The Receiver – All Burn

Published on 16th November 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

Brothers Casey and Jesse Cooper, otherwise known as synth pop duo The Receiver, hide deep in their bedrooms in Colombus, Ohio where for two years they have beavered away in the making of this introspective album... Read More

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Gazpacho - Molok

Gazpacho – Molok

Published on 14th November 2015 | by Tony Colvill

When you are offered turkey, it is often asked would you like light or dark meat. I like a little dark meat. Gazpacho are a Norwegian band who I had previously heard of but never listened... Read More

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Thieves' Kitchen - The Clockwork Universe

Thieves’ Kitchen – The Clockwork Universe

Published on 7th November 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

Comparisons can be trite, but in striving for ever more convoluted, or conversely concise ways of describing low profile bands to potential listeners it is always well to remember that “a dichotomy of complicated note flurries... Read More

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ORk - Inflamed Rides

O.R.k. – Inflamed Rides

Published on 6th November 2015 | by Roger Trenwith

It flutters past the like the butterfly it seems to be. Sensing something, it turns on its fragile wingspan and returns to the vibrantly gaudy flower. There, hovering above the anther, hums a large bumblebee going... Read More

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Samuel Hallkvist - Variety Of Live

Samuel Hällkvist – Variety of Live

Published on 5th November 2015 | by Mel Allen

There are times when you take a chance on music and you are rewarded with an interesting and compelling find, and for me this is one of those times. Samuel Hällkvist is a Swedish guitarist living... Read More

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