1 CD / Sacred Bones / 2015-05-12Tracks: Loam; Dead Format; No Lite; Atrophies; Cruel Sport; Double Cross; Lung; Detritus
Artists: Blanck Mass
What do you do after soundtracking the Olympics? If you're Benjamin John Power -- whose work as Blanck Mass and with Fuck Buttons was used in the 2012 Summer Olympics' opening ceremony -- you create "...continue...
1 CD / Joyful Noise (Indie Rock) / 2015-05-12Tracks: Benthos; You Shall Know the Spirit; Work for Me; El Dorado; Ol' River Gang, The; How to Build a Tube; Promised Land
Personnel: Dave Nelson (vocals, guitar, trombone, keyboards, percussion); Danny Seim (vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion); Tymberly Seim (vocals); Bryan Devendorf (drums, percussion).
1 CD / Sargent House / 2015-05-04Tracks: Run Home; These Secret Kings I Know; Wasps; Redesigned a Million Times; People Not Sleeping; Fucking Lifer; Beacon, A Compass, An Anchor, A; Animal Ghosts; Heirs; Tryer, You
Artists: And So I Watch You from Afar
Audio Mixers: And So I Watch You from Afar; Rocky O'Reilly.
Recording information: Blackstaff Mill; Start Together Studios, Belfast; The Mandela Hall.
Irish post-rock ensemble And So I W...continue...
1 CD / Sub Pop (USA) / 2015-05-04Tracks: Bodhi Song; Glory, Glory; Blind; Strip Mall Babylon; Come Get Us Again; Old Crow, The; Aurora Avenue; Pleasure to Burn, A; Harami
Artists: Rose Windows
Personnel: Nils Petersen (vocals, keyboards); Richie Rekow, Rabia Shaneen Qazi (vocals); Chris Cheveyo (guitar); Veronica Dye (flute, keyboards); Pat Schowe (drums).
Audio Mixer: Randall Dunn....continue...
1 CD / Temporary Residence / 2015-04-28Tracks: Auction Block; Hollywald; This Is Who I Am; Golden Gate; Debt Free; IF; Baxter @ 73; Snakes; Age of the Sea; Purpose; Art of What, The; Troia
Artists: Paul de Jong
Since collage pop duo the Books disbanded in 2012, Paul de Jong hasn't been as prolific as his former bandmate Nick Zammuto, who since released two albums with his band Zammuto. IF, de Jong's solo deb...continue...
1 CD / Relapse Records (USA) / 2015-04-21Tracks: Sequence 1; Sequence 2; Sequence 3; Sequence 4; Sequence 5; Sequence 6; Sequence 7; Sequence 8; Sequence 8 [Alternate Version]; Gemini, Pt. 2; Twilight Sentinel; DMC-12
Liner Note Author: Zombi.
Instrumental space rock duo Zombi have made a career out of mining the progressive synth sounds of yesteryear and building them into often lengthy jams that recall a g...continue...
1 CD / Sargent House / 2015-04-07Tracks: Liar, The; Skin; Santa Sangre; Southern Eye; Binge; Salome; Less Than; Love, Texas; Contender
Personnel: Emma Ruth Rundle (vocals, guitar); Greg Burns (keyboards); Andrew Clinco (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Jeff Bond.
Beginning as a side project of instrumental post-rock her...continue...
1 CD / Thrill Jockey / 2015-04-07Tracks: Holding Horses; I'm Kin; This Hammer Breaks; Salina Stars; Lighthouse; Soul Alphabet; Eclipse; Captain of None
1 CD / Constellation / 2015-03-31Tracks: Peasantry or 'Light! Inside of Light!; Lambs' Breath; Asunder, Sweet; Piss Crowns Are Trebled
Artists: Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Personnel: David Bryant (electric guitar, organ); Michael Moya, Efrim Menuck (electric guitar); Sophie Trudeau (violin); Mauro Pezzente (electric bass); Aidan Girt, Timothy Herzog (drums).
1 CD / Kranky / 2015-03-31Tracks: With No Advantage; Golded Fear That Guides the Flow, The; Of Everything That Rhymes; Is in Its Clearest Form; Image Apart from Ourselves, An; Whose Palms Create; As Would a Weaver; Shade of Celadon, ...
Artists: Benoît Pioulard
Drone has always been a vital part of Thomas Meluch's music, whether working with Rafael Anton Irisarri as Orcas or on his own as Benoît Pioulard. The earliest Pioulard albums punctuated lovely f...continue...
1 CD / Clouds Hill / 2015-03-31Tracks: A; Mirror Ball '13; B - 1; B - 2
Artists: Nisennenmondai (Trio)
Audio Mixer: Johann Scheerer.
Recording information: Clouds Hill Recordings, Hamburg.
A part of the Live at Clouds Hill series, this album captures the trio in concert at the Hamburg-bas...continue...
1 CD / Thrill Jockey / 2015-03-24Tracks: Metal East, The; Over the River and Through the Woods; Horsepower; King of My World; Mythmaster; Runaway Train; Leave the Lantern Lit; Dram Genie; Snow White (& The 7 Dwarves Fans)
Artists: Lightning Bolt
Personnel: Brian Chippendale (vocals, drums).
Recording information: Machine With Magnets.
The 20-year anniversary of Providence, Rhode Island noise rock institution Lightning Bolt arriv...continue...
1 CD / Temporary Residence / 2015-03-17Tracks: Escapers; Springworlds; Peregrine; Slow Breathing Circuit; Wind from All Directions, A; Wolfkids; Moonmusic; Feeling the Sun Thru the Earth at Night
When ambient pop duo Inventions came together for the release of their self-titled 2014 debut, its strengths were no surprise based on the pedigree of the bandmembers. Mark T. Smith had spent all of h...continue...
1 CD / Warp / 2015-03-10Tracks: Long Was the Time; Unchanging Window; Minus One; Come on Let's Go; Echo's Answer; Tower of Our Tuning; Papercuts; You Can Fall; Look Outside; Until Then; City in Progress; Dead the Long Year
Personnel includes: Stephen Perkins (drums).
Engineers: Broadcast, Paul Glave, Kenny Patterson.
Like all the best groups, Broadcast exists in a bubble, oblivious to passing trends. Mixin...continue...
1 CD / Warp / 2015-03-10Tracks: Accidentals; Book of Lovers, The; Message From Home; Phantom; We've Got Time; Living Room; According to No Plan; World Backwards, The; Lights Out
Recording information: Artisan; Blackwing; Magic Garden; Rich Bitch.
Photographer: Dick Sweeney.
This 1997 compilation gathers Broadcast's previously released singles and the entire BOOK...continue...
1 CD / Kartel / 2015-03-03Tracks: Vertical; Elliptic; Echo In; As You Are - (featuring Isolde); Attica; On Monos - (featuring Snow Fox); Glass Lake; On Your Own Ten Toes
Artists: Vessels (UK)
Audio Mixer: Richard Formby.
Recording information: Eiger Studios, Leeds.
Unknown Performer Roles: Martin Teff; Lee J. Malcolm; Tim Mitchell; Tom Evans; Peter Wright.
On Dilate, V...continue...
1 CD / Thrill Jockey / 2015-02-24Tracks: Republic, The; Republic, The; Republic, The; Republic, The; Republic, The; Republic, The; Republic, The; Republic, The; Republic, The; Weather Vane; Loom, The; Ghost; Invisible; Geometric, A; Music I...
Artists: Sam Prekop
Recording information: Chicago (2014).
The gently experimental nature of Sam Prekop's lengthy discography has always led to some interesting twists in sound, but even those well versed in his a...continue...