Tape Tuesday: Space Afrika – Above the Concrete​ / ​Below the Concrete

Where To Now has been dropping some rad tapes as of late and this infectious Space Afrika one is no exception. Ghostly vocals, mechanical field recordings, drippy beats and hazy steam permeate the industrial venue on Above/Below The Concrete. Limited to 50 copies, so don’t sleep…or at least grab this and THEN drift off. Space […]

Tape Tuesday: Tranquility Tapes

Tranquility Tapes has dropped an aesthetically pleasing fall batch on us from Charles Barabé, cloudsound, Cenote Glow, Bluesharp and Tuluum Shimmering. The curation of this label is always top notch and with these tapes you get it all: jangly guitars, vaporous drones, burning synths and tropical winds. All tapes, as always, feature amazing art and […]

Swans – Filth (Re-mastered 2014) LP

Swans’ Filth, their debut album, has been remastered and reissued by Michael Gira’s very own label, Young God Records. Welcome news for Swans fans both entrenched and newly enlisted, and even more exciting is the implication that this is just the beginning of a reissue campaign of some sort (hopefully a long and exhaustively comprehensive […]

Lee Gamble – Koch 2xLP

The new full length from Lee Gamble is not to be slept on, friends. The sprawl of Koch covers two LPs and takes adventurous listeners even further down the techno rabbit hole excavations begun two years ago on Diversions and Dutch Tvashar Plumes. As with all other fine and distinguished electronic sounds, this one can be […]

CJ Boyd – Precariat LP

Joyful Noise is dropping a CJ Boyd LP on us and it sounds to be just the thing for Fall. Utilizing upright and electric bass (as well as voice) Boyd has created a pensive recording that demands attention. Like the late afternoon hours of a cool autumn day, there are levels of complexity here that […]

Mohammad – Lamnè Gastama LP

‘Lamnè Gastama’ is the second volume of a trilogy by Mohammad that explores the sounds of the geographical area between 34°Ν – 42°Ν & 19°Ε – 29°Ε. The Greek trio grinds away on bowed instruments and electronics that produce some absolutely suffocating dark folk-drone. Is that a thing? Dark folk-drone? Well, if it isn’t it […]

Holy Sons – The Fact Facer LP + Test Pressing Giveaway

Emil Amos, founding member of Grails and Lilacs & Champagne, as well as an active member of a little-known band called OM, also finds time to release music as Holy Sons, a more personal outlet for his varied strains of sonic vibrations. Certainly one of the hardest working dudes in underground music, and one of the nicest, […]

Tape Tuesday: A Giant Fern

Check it, if you haven’t been paying attention to A Giant Fern‘s tape game over in Portugal, then you need to get the net. This latest batch from øjeRum, Micromelancolié, Hidden Persuaders and Roadside Picnic span the spectrum…everything from delicate lo-fi guitar work to mellow piano to industrial grooves. And of course, the artwork for […]

Death – Symbolic LP

Speaking of Death, it looks like Metal Blade has swept a reissue of Symbolic into their late 2014 vinyl release schedule. I have not heard their recent King Diamond reissues, but I’m assuming that a lack of message board whining is enough to indicate that the quality on them is perfectly passable, if not exceptional. These […]

Death – Spiritual Healing LP

Time to stop sleeping on the newest Death vinyl reissue from Relapse. Release date is right around the corner, and you can’t possibly imagine that the boxset (limited to 500) is going to last much longer. With 4500 copies being pressed onto black vinyl for retail sales, you shouldn’t be left completely wanting, but if […]