Kindling – Everywhere Else LP

It’s no secret. We like Kindling. Stephen Pierce, Gretchen Williams & Co. rip through twelve tracks of thick, low end pop-gaze on ‘Everywhere Else’ that is sure to satiate your need for viscous sounds. Like a well crafted New England style IPA, this bad boy is right up in your grill with notes of stonefruit and tube amps. Incredibly smooth on the palette and lingers long after needle tracks into the dead wax. Should probably crack open a second one, yeah?

ISO? Available from No Idea (on fancy blue), or from the band (black AND on cassette, for all your tapeheads out there)


Thor & Friends – Self Titled LP

Remember that time you saw Swans and there was that one burly dude playing all kinds of auxiliary instruments while Gira was on his spirit quest? Well, said dude was Thor Harris, and he’s teamed up with Peggy Ghorbani and Sarah Gautier (as well as Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost of A Hawk & A Hacksaw AND John Dieterich of Deerhoof) for a solo jaunt which is a little bit of a departure from the pummeling dished out by his other band. Here we are presented with some tidal marimba explorations (with some vibraphone, xylophone, organ, voice, mellotron and piano thrown in for good measure.) Some contemplative sounds just in time for the changing of the leaves.

There is a full stream here and the wax is available direct from LM Dupli-cation.

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Tape Tuesday: Michael Flora – Xi

Minneapolis-based artist Michael Flora (of Nada label fame) has a new tape out on the relatively new Sympathy Limited label. Both of which are something you are going to want to check out if avant garde music is your cup ‘o tea. ‘Xi’ is nine movements of fractured tone bursts and granular synthesis ranging from almost imperceptible to grinding. If one were to amplify the bio-metrics of a small plant in the middle of photosynthesis, this could be the result. Highly recommended.

In addition to the tape, the label is offering fancy lapel pins with matching artwork. A nice touch if we do say so ourselves. Fall is here more or less, and you know you got empty lapels. Show some solidarity, computer punks!


Tape Tuesday: Predatory Light – s/t CS

The Psychic Violence webstore has been updated with a huge batch of tapes, most notably the new album from black metal luminaries Predatory Light… and you better snatch those two demo represses as well, because we know you slept on ’em the first go round:


Vemod – Venter På Stormene LP

You never stood a chance snatching the colored vinyl version of this brand new pressing of Venter På Stormene, but that shouldn’t stop you from picking up the black vinyl version from Terratur Possessions’ new US retailer: the ever reliable Dark Descent Records. Go on.


Autechre – Incunabula 2xLP, Amber 2xLP & Tri Repetae 2xLP

At last, Warp has reached all the way back to the beginning of the Autechre catalog to offer up some much needed represses. Incunabula, Amber and Tri Repetae are now available for pre-order from Expect these to show up in all of your favorite stores as well.


FIS – From Patterns to Details LP

The fact that we cannot track down any samples or previews doesn’t have us any less excited for the new album from FIS, coming out this week. His previous effort was one of our favorites from last year and the move to the Subtext label is a promising one. Pick this up from or

Updated: This is streaming over at!

FIS - From Patterns to Details


Drive 12″

If you never managed to get your hands on the Drive soundtrack, and have been living a life devoid of meaning ever since, you can maybe pull yourself up by your bootstraps enough to pick up this 12″ from Italians Do It Better featuring four key tracks cut at 45 rpm:


Vordr – In The Shadow of the Wolf LP

If you are seeking an epic and sprawling 3xLP of progressive-blackish-metal-tree-worship wankery, then this is not the album you are looking for. Vordr get straight to the point on their newest, and their teeth cut to the bone. Sometimes it’s nice to flip a record only once in order to listen to an entire album, no? Imported from Finland and currently being sold at and our new favorite metal distro:

Vordr - In The Shadow of the Wolf LP


Oloo DB – Central Line 12″ EP

Unless you like your techno deeply hypnotic and awash in lovely ambient tones, then I suggest you look elsewhere for your techno: Good day!