Californian acid rockers Sleepy Sun follow up last year’s Embrace with another serving of massive, sun-blasted riffs.
This rather premature Very Best Of is a compelling and cinematic assemblage of the Northern Irish producer’s work to date, says James Dalrymple.
Speculation, the Berlin trio’s sixth full-length LP, is their warmest, most human album yet. Recorded in a secluded rural area of southern Germany ”like a band playing a live show”, the bucolic surroundings and more freeform dynamic are pleasingly evident.
Geoff Barrow’s new band Beak> further explores the gloomy Krautrock, post punk and psychedelia that characterised Portishead’s ‘Third’. The result is a bleak homage to its influences, says James Dalrymple
Homelife’s aptly-titled ‘Exotic Interlude’ is folkier and more stripped-down than their previous albums, but the characteristic shuffling jazziness and dreaminess pervade, says James Dalrymple.
On their 12th album ‘Popular Songs’ Yo La Tengo get the balance beautifully right between their experimental and indie dream pop. James Dalrymple reviews.
Wild Beasts sophomore effort is a big improvement on their debut, and one of the year’s best albums by a British band, says James Dalrymple.
White Demin are the latest thrilling export of Austin, Texas. James Dalrymple salutes ‘The Live Music Capital of the World’.
Dave Longstreth’s extraordinary art pop project continues to confound and compel with an album embracing styles as diverse as chamber folk, African blues and R&B. James Dalrymple reviews.
worriedaboutsatan’s brilliant debut album – post-rock tinged electronica with cathedral-sized atmospherics and a mood of isolation and menace – is one of the best new IDM albums in years, says James Dalrymple
Magik Markers intriguingly titled new album veers between scuzzy dirges, trashy punk and bleak mood pieces. James Dalrymple reviews.
More an admirer than a fan of the Super Furries – James Dalrymple’s prior favourite SFA album was Phantom Power. However, Dark Days/Light Years is a genuine revelation.