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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – “The Kid” Review

One of the most experimental yet heady albums of 2017

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Bjork

Bjork – “Utopia” Review

Feeling over melody for the Icelandic queen of avant garde pop

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Fever Ray

Fever Ray – “Plunge” Review

Fever Ray’s sensory overload will challenge and seduce

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Fever Ray

Fever Ray returns after eight year break

You’re invited to an bondage tea party.

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Bjork

Video Vault – Bjork

Spewing balls of love from the wounds of life

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Hauschka

Hauschka – “What If” Review

The line between genius and madness is straddled to perfection

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Ghost Marrow

Ghost Marrow – “Bunraku Warrior” Review

When beauty gets twisted

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Benedikt

Introducing… Benedikt

My first big new discovery of 2016 has arrived

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Colleen

Colleen – “Captain of None” Review

Possibly the most avant garde folk release of 2015

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Unalaska – “Unalaska” Review

A unique brand of rock for those whom enjoy artistic psy-folk

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Soley

Soley – “Don’t Ever Listen” Review

Minimalist offerings that leave you cold

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Hannah Fury Returns

The lady of cute horror returns

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Introducing… Kathryn Joseph

Scotland’s pride is one of my favourite discoveries of 2015

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Son Lux – “Bones” Review

Ryan Lott channels angry and all his previous lyrics into an explosive if familiar album

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Camille

Camille – “Ilo ympia” Review

The voice of a crazed nation

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Juana Molina

Video Vault – Juana Molina

Campfires, potions, bumcheeks and a deer

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Introducing… Dragonfly Lingo

Dragonfly Lingo has an amazing tonal quality to it where the sound feels like it’s been beamed down from an alien craft because everything sounds foreign. It’s pushing boundaries on what cinematic abstract gothic electronica can do. It’s not an easy listen but it would be how I’d imagine a Silent Hill soundtrack sounding like […]

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Gig Review: Dead Can Dance Live at Roundhouse

Put simply, last night a dream came true. Dead Can Dance until recently was a band I had not dreamed of seeing live but now they are reunited, I jumped at the chance to see them. From the outset almost every single track felt slightly sped up compared to their album counterparts. Opener “Children of […]

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Introducing – KonstantinAS

A bit of an experimental one for you all today. KonstantinAS takes guitars from around the globe and weaves them into avant garde instrumental pieces that sounds like Eastern background music. Some of them are melodic, some are freeform, all of them are inherently interesting as they twist and warp around. As of yet, there’s […]

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I Am A Man With A St Tropez Tan – “Just A Ghost” Review

The quite bizarre soundscape artist that is Rick Senley released an album in 2011 under the pseudonym of “I Am A Man With A St Tropez Tan”. The album called “Just A Ghost” is almost like an audio painting of the world seen around you. Opening with the short distorted introduction of “In France You Can’t […]

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