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Moscow Death Brigade – Boltcutter (Fire And Flames Music)

When nostalgists wax lyrical about the 1990’s there is something that is always overlooked amongst the plaid shirts, baggy tie dye and bucket hats. At one point you would have found me jumping around a field in Berkshire (more specifically… Continue Reading →

The Body & Full of Hell – Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light (Thrill Jockey)

A year ago The Body and Full of Hell released the devastatingly heavy and unsettling ‘One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache’ and it was clear from the beginning that this was a collaboration that felt it had plenty… Continue Reading →

The Midnight Ghost Train – Cypress Ave (Napalm Records)

Two and bit years ago The Midnight Ghost Train released “Cold Was the Ground” on Napalm. It got me excited with its ballsy, fuzzed out riffs peppered with Cave-esque pathos. It would appear that the shacks on Cypress Ave. are… Continue Reading →

Die Antwoord – Rockhal Box, Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg 25/01/15

Die Antwoord are the South African Zef (see wikipedia) collective whose obscure videos, lyrics and image have elevated them way beyond the status of being considered just a rap/electro entity. My first encounter with their darkly humorous world of grime… Continue Reading →

Eskapi – Välkommen till (O)verkligheten (Art Of Propaganda)

The fertile but not right by any means mind of J Gabrielson (Lifelover, Vanhelga) strikes again with a new musical project. Here he provides vocals and lyrics whilst partner in insanity C.J. does everything instrumentally. The debut E.P. does have… Continue Reading →

Netra Featuring We’rewolves – Dreading Consciousness (Hypnotic Dirge)

Well this is certainly something a bit different and most welcome it is too. French artist Netra already proved to us that he was an eclectic listening experience with his 2012 album ‘Sørbyen.’ Mixing all sorts of different textures that… Continue Reading →

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