October 15, 2013

Mark your calendars. 25th November - the new album by There Will Be Fireworks.

(Source: thepopcop.co.uk)

September 1, 2013

The National Jazz Trio of Scotland - Hillwalk

The new album from Bill Wells’ Jazz Trio project is perfect lazy Sunday listening. Full review here. Released through Karaoke Kalk on September 6th. 

July 29, 2013

Locrian - Eternal Return

I’ve only ever been vaguely familiar with noise trio Locrian. Mainly due to them being a 30 limited run CD-Rs a year kinda band that are impossible to keep up with, and they never really impressed me enough to try. This is some Grade-A noise right here though. Somehow they find an amazingly propulsive little melody in among really dense droning synths and monolithic drum patterns, and it’s a perfect counter to those painfully asphyxiated raw vocals. All in all it’s just totally fucking monstrous. I’m off to to check out the album right now.

July 18, 2013

Oliver Wilde - Perrett’s Brook

Spending a lot of time with this album just now. Beautifully abstract pop music. Full review here.

June 7, 2013

May 31, 2013

Mount Eerie - Ancient Questions (Live)

Phil Elverum is releasing a live record later this year. Live at Bloomington was recorded in September 2011 and will be released by XRA Records on July 9th 2013. Here’s the first track available from the session, a quite majestic version of Wind’s Poem track Ancient Questions.

May 24, 2013

This new Julia Holter track is sublime. 

May 21, 2013


Julianna Barwick - Forever

Taken from the new album Nepenthe, released August 20th via Dead Oceans.

May 19, 2013

Sad City - Polymath

The new EP from Glasgow based producer Gary Caruth drops tomorrow, and looks set to build on the amazing promise of 2011’s GesturesThis track suggests a bit of a shift in focus with a far warmer electronic palette than before, even straying towards what you might call house music as the layered synths gradually build upwards in swirling dissonance. Subtle beats and hi-hats clash together as fragmented snippets of dialogue bubble up from underneath and strike it through with a sense of humanity. As with all of his material though, it’s a more visceral experience than that described. The EP You Will Soon Find That Life is Wonderful is available from Phonica Special Editions.

May 7, 2013

Mark McGuire - In Search of the Miraculous

Taken from the forthcoming album Along The Way.

May 2, 2013

perfectmidnightworld:

“Calico Sunset” by Former Selves // Calico Sunset (Out Now via Bandcamp)

When it’s late and you’re in that place between being a fully functioning member of society and drifting asleep into another plane - this is what you want to hear. Former Selves have released their “Calico Sunset” tape on Bandcamp, and it’s an ethereal wonder on par with some of the works of Julianna Barwick, Grouper, and Emeralds. Haunting sighs wash over lovely synth drones that crest and crash just out of sight, stirring a sense of dream like wonder. It’s stunning ambient work and you can get it now for a name-your-price fee at Bandcamp. Highly recommended. 

(via perfectmidnightworld)

April 23, 2013

Young Galaxy - Pretty Boy

April 23, 2013

Some great little tracks on this new collection of previously unreleased stuff by Whistle Peak. Available for a bargain $5 on Bandcamp. This track is an early favourite, has a distinct Liars influence to it which really works. Check them out. 

April 21, 2013

Sébastien Tellier & Caroline Polachek - In The Crew Of Tea Time

I’m a big fan of this song and video.

April 11, 2013
Dmitry Evgrafov - Pereehali
The wonderfully talented young Russian composer Dmitry Evgrafov (whose first EP I released through my now defunct netlabel) has released a great new album on Bandcamp this week. Pereehali was recorded during the summer of 2012 when Dmitry briefly re-located from his Moscow base to spend some time in the countryside, and this proximity to nature is evident in the gentle intimacy of these solo piano recordings. Much like the artwork, the movements of the soft unhurried motifs evoke the cycle of the seasons in their understated beauty, gently unfurling to create a sense of timelessness and a captivating collection of recordings. Highly recommended listen for fans of modern classical and solo piano. 
You can stream and name your price purchase here.

Dmitry Evgrafov - Pereehali

The wonderfully talented young Russian composer Dmitry Evgrafov (whose first EP I released through my now defunct netlabel) has released a great new album on Bandcamp this week. Pereehali was recorded during the summer of 2012 when Dmitry briefly re-located from his Moscow base to spend some time in the countryside, and this proximity to nature is evident in the gentle intimacy of these solo piano recordings. Much like the artwork, the movements of the soft unhurried motifs evoke the cycle of the seasons in their understated beauty, gently unfurling to create a sense of timelessness and a captivating collection of recordings. Highly recommended listen for fans of modern classical and solo piano. 

You can stream and name your price purchase here.