1 CD / Trouble in Mind / 2014-10-28Tracks: Removing Bandages; Escape from Witchtropolis; Feral Kids, The; This Is a War Universe; Obelisk, The; She Hunts Them in the Afterlife; Sinking into the Microverse; Cold Spot, The; Abandoned Places; Tr...
For his second Espectrostatic album, Alex Cuervo took a slightly different tack: where the project's self-titled first album could have been a collection of themes to different movies, Escape from Wit...continue...
1 CD / Felte / 2014-10-27Tracks: Introduction (New Age Music Is Here); Knight Takes Rook; Newly Thrown; Stateless Wonder; Authenticity Machine; Motion; Ev'rything; I Wanna; Call and Response, With Morals; In the Dark; Deckard; Trust
Audio Mixer: John McEntire.
With New Age Music Is Here, the anonymous trio Mysteries arrive seemingly out of nowhere to become one of Felte's most inventive bands. Of course, having no image at...continue...
1 CD / Temporary Residence / 2014-10-27Tracks: Land Between Tides, The; Glory; Kanata; Cyclone; Elysian Castles; Where We Begin/The Last Dawn
Artists: Mono (Japan)
Personnel: Tamaki Yuasa (guitar, piano, glockenspiel); Yoda, Takaakira "Taka" Goto (guitar); Walker Konkle, Emily Grace Karosas (violin); Andrew Simpson, Danielle Karpala (cello); Yasunori Takada (glo...continue...
1 CD / Temporary Residence / 2014-10-27Tracks: Recoil, Ignite; Surrender; Hand That Holds the Truth, The; Last Rays, The
Artists: Mono (Japan)
Personnel: Tetsuya Fukagawa (vocals); Tamaki Yuasa (guitar, piano, glockenspiel); Yoda, Takaakira "Taka" Goto (guitar); Jacob Valenzuela (trumpet); Yasunoir Takoda (glockenspiel, drums, percussion)....continue...
1 CD / Mexican Summer / 2014-10-21Tracks: Land of Broken Dreams; Hang On; Some Winters; Summer; Requiem for Forgiveness; Ashes; Bad Magic; February Skies; Montrose; Bound to Earth
Artists: Weyes Blood
Personnel: Natalie Mering (vocals, guitar, mandolin, piano, synthesizer, vocoder).
Audio Mixer: Rusty Santos.
Recording information: 24/7 Cherry; Gary's Elecric; The Apt On Montrose; Whe...continue...
1 CD / RVNG Intl. / 2014-10-14Tracks: Warble; TWTGA; Just Like the First Time; Police Police Police Police Police; Strange Wind; Towns We Love Is Our Town, The; We Are on the Side of Angels; Reflector; Postcard from Brilliant Orange
Artists: Bing & Ruth
Personnel: Leigh Stuart (cello); Jeremy Viner, Patrick Breiner (clarinet); David Moore (piano).
Audio Mixer: Brian Bender.
Recording information: Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, NY.
1 CD / Constellation / 2014-10-14Tracks: Hotel Blues - (featuring Mika Posen); Girl Seizure - (featuring Mika Posen); Flûte Magique; It's Not Chris - (featuring Mika Posen); Resurrection Drive, Pt. 1 - (featuring Mika Posen); Nell's Th...
Artists: Last Ex
Personnel: Simon Trottier (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lap steel guitar, baritone guitar, synthesizer); Olivier Fairfield (keyboards, synthesizer, drums, sampler).
Audio Mixers: Simon Tro...continue...
1 CD / Triple Crown Records / 2014-10-07Tracks: Come in This Light; Label This Love; Breathe, Desperately; Sleeping Limbs; Am I Alive; Ghost; Awful Things; Runner; Search for More; Fog
Artists: From Indian Lakes
Personnel: Sean O'Sullivan (baritone guitar).
Audio Mixer: Dryw Owens.
Recording information: Real Sound Studios.
Post-rock mountaineers From Indian Lakes return with Absent Sound...continue...
1 CD / / 2014-10-07Artists: Subsonica
Subsonica kick off their sixth studio album with its captivating title track, built around a Radiohead-like mixture of stuttering, seemingly malfunctioning drum machines and electric guitar ostinato a...continue...
1 CD / Kranky / 2014-10-07Tracks: I; II; III; V; VI; VII; VIII; IX; X; XI; XII
Artists: A Winged Victory for the Sullen
Personnel: Margaret Hermant (harp, violin); Sophie Bayet (violin); Neil Leiter (viola); Arthur Hornig, Isabelle Klemt, Christelle Heinen, Charlotte Danhier, Nayon Han (cello).
Audio Mixer: Fran...continue...
1 CD / Drag City / 2014-09-23Tracks: Quantum Soup; Then I Will Love You Again; Milk of Human Tenderness, The; Scene of the Lie, The; Release from the Centre of Your Heart; Butter Side Up; Transhumance; Echo Port; Oscuridad; Life Is Winn...
Artists: Laetitia Sadier
Personnel: Laetitia Sadier (vocals, guitar); Emma Mario (vocals, drums, percussion, electronics); Xavi Munoz (vocals); Jean-Christophe Chante (strings, trumpet); David Thayer (flute, organ, vibraphone...continue...
1 CD / R&S / 2014-09-23Tracks: Intro; All We Know; Where You Gonna Go?; Honey Cats; Wait & See; Running on a Rainy Day; Fighting to Dance; Is It Up to Us?; Sitting in Circles; Numbers of Change; Shaker Notes
Artists: Paul White
Personnel: Paul White (vocals, electric guitar, wooden flute, keyboards, synthesizer, xylophone, drums, bongos, djembe).
Audio Mixer: Coz Littler.
Photographer: Tom Oldham.
1 CD / Suicide Squeeze / 2014-09-16Tracks: New Topia; Dustism; Serpent Mound; War Prayer; Puritan, The; Mother Opiate; Invitation; Memory Loss; God's Teeth
Artists: This Will Destroy You
Personnel: Jon Slade (strings).
Audio Mixer: John Congleton.
Building from their 2005 debut EP, Young Mountain, Texas instrumental act This Will Destroy You moved from tense, brooding po...continue...
1 CD / Southern Lord Records / 2014-09-02Tracks: Torn By the Forx of the Crescent Moon; There Is a Serpent Coming; From the Zodiacal Light; Even Hell Has Its Heroes; Rooks Across the Gate
Lyricist: Dylan Carlson.
Personnel: Rabia Shabeen Qazi, Mark Lanegan (vocals); Dylan Carlson, Brett Netson (guitar); Randall Dunn (Moog synthesizer); Adrienne Davies (drums, percussion).
1 CD / Asthmatic Kitty / 2014-09-02Tracks: Are I Here; I Krill You; It's Our Game; Myself on 2 U; Friendly Arguments; Triangulate; Ojos Que No Ven; Queriendo; Invisible Heartbeat; That Shit Makes Me Sad
Artists: Helado Negro
Personnel: Adron, Jaytram, Guy Fantastico (vocals); Matt Crum (electric guitar, synthesizer); Juan Carlos Tapia (drum machine).
Recording information: Island Universe Space.
1 CD / Blast First Petite / 2014-09-02Tracks: A; B1; B2
Artists: Nisennenmondai (Trio)
Personnel: Masako Takada (guitar); Sayaka Himeno (drums).
Audio Mixers: Nisennenmondai ; Nobuki Nishiyama; Noguchi Taoru.
Recording information: Soup, Ochiai, TOkyo.
1 CD / The Quietus Phonographic Corporatio / 2014-08-19Tracks: Neil Megson Fanclub; All the Rays; Lightinsisters - (featuring Tim Burgess); Feet of Clay; White China Pencil; Secrets of the Earth; Mister Skeleton; Materials Recording the Fibres of Time; Pluriforms
Artists: Grumbling Fur
Recording information: Fur Island (01/2014-04/2014).
Photographer: Lucy Barriball.
Over the course of their early lifespan, London-based act Grumbling Fur moved from scatterbrained impro...continue...
1 CD / Mute / 2014-08-05Tracks: On Leaving the Kingdom for the Well-Tempered Continent; Fastlands and the Flemish Roads; From the Heights of the Simplon Pass; Nice to Turin; Ode to Viennese Streets; Brenner Pass, The; Walking the W...
Artists: Land Observations
Personnel: James Brooks (electric guitar).
Audio Mixers: James Brooks ; Mark Bihler.
Recording information: The Bridge and Tunnel Mobile, Bavaria, Germany.
Arranger: James Brooks ...continue...
1 CD / Anticon / 2014-08-05Tracks: Ocean Death; Fade White; Voyeur; Orator; Yawn
Since Baths' excellent 2013 album Obsidian was almost frighteningly intense and confessional, it's not surprising that Will Wiesenfeld lightens up a little on the Ocean Death EP. These songs aren't ex...continue...
1 CD / Chemikal Underground (USA) / 2014-08-05Tracks: Punk Rock; Cody; Helps Both Ways; Year 2000 Non-Compliant Cardia; Kappa; Waltz For Aidan; May Nothing But Happiness Come Through Your Door; Oh! How the Dogs Stack Up; Ex-Cowboy; Chocky; Christmas Ste...
Mogwai: Barry Burns (guitar, flute, keyboards); Stuart Braithwaite (guitar, keyboards, percussion); John Cummings (guitar, piano); Dominic Aitchison (guitar, bass); Martin Bulloch (drums).