Category: Track Review

  • 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.…

  • New Release: The Third Sound featuring Tess Parks – ‘You Are Not Here’

    It is strangely fitting that this sombre Berlin ballad, should find itself among us in the ‘Low’ of Bowie’s final ascent. Iconic city and performer, “forever and ever” ingrained on our collective psyche. The prophetically titled, ‘You Are Not Here’, a duet by Hakon Aðalsteinsson and Tess Parks, comes from The Third Sound’s third album, ‘Gospels of…

  • 7″ Review: Sonic Jesus – ‘Locomotive’ (Sonic Boom Remix) / ‘Never In My Mind’

    7″ Review: Sonic Jesus – ‘Locomotive’ (Sonic Boom Remix) / ‘Never In My Mind’

    photo as featured in Lazio Creativo This eagerly awaited 7″ finally tumbled through the letterbox the other day. Sonic Jesus remixed by Sonic Boom. But what happens when two sonic waves overlap? Would there be interference? Would the interference be constructive or destructive? Would the resulting displacement, leave the individuals in their former exalted locations?…

  • Video Premiere: Joe Volk – ‘Soliloquy’

    Video Premiere: Joe Volk – ‘Soliloquy’

    Joe Volk is perhaps best known as the former singer and lyricist with progressive, post-rock outfit, Crippled Black Phoenix – initial signings with the Invada Record Label. That was in a previous life and was just one string, to his multifaceted bow. As the Glitterhouse Records website attests, “Volk is also a composer, having written scores for…

  • Track Review: Tuath – ‘Amhairc Thart Ort Fein’

    Track Review: Tuath – ‘Amhairc Thart Ort Fein’

    photo by Ciaran Mc Ginley Tuath are a Donegalway powerhouse, “an Irish language, psychedelic, progressive, post punk/rock, shoegazey band, founded by Donegal man Robert Mulhern”. I had the absolute pleasure of making Robert’s acquaintance, at the recent ‘Distorted Perspectives‘ Festival in Letterkenny – an event to be applauded in promoting it’s uniquely peripheral status, set…

  • LP Review: Future – ‘Horizons’

    LP Review: Future – ‘Horizons’

    Photograph by Arthur Weed Future were one of the many bands on ‘The Reverb Conspiracy Vol. 3‘ that captivated and left me wanting to hear more. Their track ‘Side Effects’, I described as, “an exquisite existential exercise in “sharp guitar riffs, cold melodies and fractured drums”” – as befits their “Cold Wave” self-classification. [bandcamp width=100% height=120…

  • The Microdance – ‘We Meet In Dreams’

    The Microdance – ‘We Meet In Dreams’

    Back in October I wrote a review for the digital single release, ‘Making Plans for the End’ by The Microdance. They are back with a further cut from forthcoming album ‘New Waves Of Hope’, below is a slightly amended version of their press release; “New The Microdance digital single release ‘We Meet In Dreams’, follows the critically…

  • Raketkanon – ‘Florent’ 7″

    Raketkanon – ‘Florent’ 7″

    Hailing from Ghent, Raketkanon are Jef Verbeeck, Pieter de Wilde, Lode Vlaeminck, Pieter-Paul Devos. They describe themselves as “a combination of sludge, experimental drift and chaotic psychedelica. Think Melvins meets Tomahawk by way of early Butthole Surfers — Down tuned guitars, deformed vocals and droney bass synths, coupled with an ear for great songs, make Raketkanon…

  • Various Artists – ‘The Reverb Conspiracy Vol. 3’

    Various Artists – ‘The Reverb Conspiracy Vol. 3’

      “Is everybody in?… Is everybody in?… Is everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin…” * Act III of The Reverb Conspiracy ceremony is once more upon us, courtesy of Fuzz Club Records‘ co-release with The Reverberation Appreciation Society. In the words of Fuzz Club’s Casper Dee, “I like to look at The Reverb Conspiracy as…

  • Rocket Recordings – ‘Collisions 04’ Mamuthones / Evil Blizzard

    Rocket Recordings – ‘Collisions 04’ Mamuthones / Evil Blizzard

    As the title implies, this is the 4th instalment in Rocket Recordings‘ sold-out split series, to which their page attests; “The Rocket Recordings Collisions series has thus far seen luminaries like The Heads, White Hills, Oneida, Mugstar, Shit & Shine and Gnod locking horns against each other on psychic voyages to bold dimensions anew. The…