Author: Ian Robertson

  • Gnod – ‘Mirror’

    photo by KHOM visual Gnod‘s sleeve note for Mirror says it all – “Self-Revelation is a cruel process. The real picture, the real “you” never emerges. Looking for it is as bewildering as trying to know how you really look. Ten different mirrors show you ten different faces” – Shashi Deshpande. Janus is your friend,…

  • The Cosmic Dead – ‘Rainbowhead’

    A new recording from The Cosmic Dead chappies is a cause for celebration indeed! Rainbowhead is the latest long player opus, from these magi gadgies with the magic beans. I feel blessed to have witnessed the sonic assault of these guys live – both times on the hallowed stage of Eindhoven Psych Lab. ‘Human Sausage‘,…

  • 10 000 Russos – ’10 000 Russos’ Reissue

    photographs by chromaticism @ Fuzz Club Festival 10 000 Russos – there may only be 3 of my Portuguese celtic brethren, but the sonic whirlwind they sow, sounds like dez mil Makhnovshchina in full, glorious epic flight. Back in that hallowed, revolutionary month of May last year, I’d had the unmitigated pleasure of hearing 10…

  • Desert Mountain Tribe – ‘Either That Or The Moon’

    Desert Mountain Tribe comprise Jonty Balls on Guitar/ Vocals, Philipp Jahn on Bass and brother Felix Jahn on Drums. Either That Or The Moon is this power trio’s first full length album, a welcome follow up to 2014’s promising self-titled EP. A quick trawl of my Facebook activity log, shows me first posting the video for…

  • Tales of Murder and Dust – ‘The Flow In Between’

    Tales of Murder and Dust return with their second long player, The Flow In Between. The Aarhus five piece currently comprise Christian Sinding Søndergaard, Kristoffer Vilsgaard, Simon Toftdahl Olesen, Jacob Korsgaard Jensen and Stine Kloster. “Formed in 2007, Tales of Murder and Dust plays a dark, experimental mixture of psychedelic rock and Shoe-gaze wrapped in a cinematic sound merging noisy…

  • JuJu – ‘JuJu’

    JuJu is Gioele Valenti, Lay Llamas collaborator and musical alter ego behind Herself. JuJu is his current vehicle, highlighting a chapter in the, “on-going exodus from Africa that more often than not ends in ignored tragedies at sea”. Through the medium of music, JuJu the artist achieves his stated goal, “to turn that defeat into a…

  • One Unique Signal – ‘Hoopsnake’

    Hoopsnake is the third full length album by the London based One Unique Signal. One Unique Signal are ostensibly built around the foundation of Dan Davis – Drums / Instruments, Byron Jackson – Instruments / Vox and Nick Keech – Instruments / Vox. The recording of Hoopsnake saw them tap into a rich collaborative reservoir of over twenty other…

  • Telstar Sound Drone – ‘Magical Solutions To Everyday Struggles’

    For those as yet uninitiated in the ways of Telstar Sound Drone, those fine people at the institution that is Bad Afro Records, tell us, “The core of the band consists of Sean Jardenbæk (vocals), Hans Beck (drums) and Mads Saaby (guitar). The two last mentioned are also playing in Baby Woodrose. As usual they…

  • White Hills / Radar Men From The Moon – ‘Fuzz Club ‘Split Single No. 8’

    White Hills and RMFTM are the latest additions to the Fuzz Club Split Single series – boasting leviathans from all ends of the underground spectrum, a roll of honour which to date includes, Christian Bland & The Revelators / Singapore Sling, The Underground Youth / The Third Sound, The Entrance Band / Wall Of Death,…

  • Matt Honkonen – ‘Sea Of Clouds’ (Nomadic Firs Remix)

    By way of introduction the Nomadic Firs‘ bandcamp page informs us that, “Nomadic Firs is a swirling conceptual sound journey orchestrated by the diy-lonerisms of Ryan Boos. With a decade of fermentation, the concept continues to evolve into a colorful devolution.” The “swirling” nature of this track, captivated my attention when Ryan first contacted me.…