Cliches & Conspiracies – Charred Hearts (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The last few years have, for some very obvious reasons, been unusual times, particularly for anyone involved in anything of a creative and communal nature. But for all the hardship thrown up by Covid, the lockdowns and the isolation of recent times, there have been a few silver linings too, usually in the form of... Continue Reading →

Titan Arum – (r) (reviewed by Marcus Kittridge)

(r), aka Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo is an experimental sound maker who collaborates with a broad range of equally strange individuals to produce an intensity and finesse throughout this recording. A place where drone, dirge and shamanic utterances coexist in an uneasy, unsettling alliance. At times brighter Kraftwerk, DAF, Psychic TV and Yello themes fleetingly emerge... Continue Reading →

Nordic post-punk stalwarts Permafrost release eponymous EP digitally

Norwegian-UK outfit Permafrost has released their sophomore 'Permafrost' EP digitally for the first time, including a previously unreleased mix. This four-track offering is available on all platforms as of October 15th, released on their own Fear of Music label with distribution by Secretly Noord. Two years since its vinyl-only release, they now bring you the digital release of the ‘Permafrost’ EP, including... Continue Reading →

UK underground icons The Speed of Sound present ‘Last Orders’ from the ‘Museum of Tomorrow’ LP

Power pop/indie rock collective The Speed Of Sound present 'Last Orders', hot on trail of revealing the single 'Opium Eyes' and 'Tomorrow's World' from their Future-Retro-Modernist long-player 'Museum of Tomorrow'. 32 years to the day when the band's debut EP saw the light of day in 1989, they've released this album on CD and Deluxe LP via California-based Big Stir Records. Hailing from Manchester, The... Continue Reading →

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