Category: EP Review

  • 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,…

  • 1818 Feuersicher – ‘Transient’

    Ok, so here’s a little something out of left field, guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing. “1818 Feuersicher is an experimental Peruvian band located in Lima. Our debut EP is called ‘Transient’. Our music is influenced by several music genres including: alternative rock, hard rock, bossa nova, blues, jazz, neo jazz, samba, funk, world…

  • Magic Shoppe – ‘Interstellar Car Crash E.P.’

    photo by Samuel D. Quinn I’m sitting here listening to Magic Shoppe‘s, ‘Interstellar Car Crash E.P.’ for the umpteenth time, with a big, shit-eating grin on my face, It’s all I can do to remain sitting, such is the electrifying, soul shaking rapture. Thank fuck for chance encounters via social media, the band followed me…

  • EP Review: Steven McNamara – ‘Wake Up Lie Down’

    Every now and again you are confronted with the unwelcome news, that a band you have come to cherish and respect, have decided to call it a day. Such was the case recently with Formes – I had been eagerly awaiting a vinyl release date for their debut album ‘Dysphoria Part 1‘, only to be…

  • EP Review: Aarktica – ‘Ceremony’

    Photo by Rick Mendoza ‘Ceremony’ gives aural substance to Jon DeRosa’s shamanic immersion, in the devotional rites of Ayahuasca and Huachuma. I felt a certain sense of exhilaration, when Roberto at Fnord Tapes contacted me regarding this latest release, under Jon’s guise as Aarktica. Just last year, I read one of the most profound, life…

  • Film/EP Review: Peacock Farm – ‘We didn’t catch you in watercolour’

    The other day, I received an email from Swedish shamans Peacock Farm, which read, “Peacock Farm recently went to Nacksving Gussjö Studios in the dark forrest of Västmanland, Sweden, to record a live session. It was recorded by Marcus Cederlöf and filmed by Adam Toner and resulted in a short live film called We didn’t catch…

  • EP Review: ÁRIRANG – ‘Geisha’

    EP Review: ÁRIRANG – ‘Geisha’

    photo by jan kuca “Árirang was born in Milan as a matter of sound. Maybe an orchestra, maybe just a solo.” Being well acquainted with fellow Milanese noise merchants, The Gluts and Giöbia, I feel a certain sense of shared DNA with Árirang, if only through guilt by association. Tenuous as this link may be, having met…

  • EP Review: Paradise Range – ‘Songs for Edie S.’

    EP Review: Paradise Range – ‘Songs for Edie S.’

    “Inspired by the rise and fall of the beautiful Edie Sedgwick.” So says the liner notes on this latest EP release from Paradise Range, a band rooted in the Thuringian green heart of Germany. Paradise Range excel at crafting their unique blend of “electronic psych rock”. Michael Böerner (MPC 2000, Guitar, Efx) and Lucas Hotop…

  • EP Review: Capra Informis – ‘Womb Of The Wild’

    EP Review: Capra Informis – ‘Womb Of The Wild’

    “‘Womb of the Wild’ is the first release by Capra Informis, a new band put together by the unnamed djembe player from Goat.” An enigma wrapped in a mystery then… I love the whole anti-celebrity air of mystique that shrouds the Goat collective, proof positive that you do not have to sell your soul to…

  • EP Review: Mamuthones – ‘Symphony For The Devil’

    EP Review: Mamuthones – ‘Symphony For The Devil’

    Mamuthones, in concert with their appearance at Liverpool Psych Fest this past weekend, cement their “Street Fighting Man” credentials with the release of their, ‘Symphony For The Devil’ EP. As the name suggests, Alessio Gastaldello’s cohorts take the Rolling Stones classic, liberally sprinkle it with their trademark, Italian Occult Psychedelic dust, and serve it up in…