Áine O’Dwyer – Music For Church Cleaners Vol. I & II 2xLP

The title of this record pretty much speaks for itself and it sounds like what you might expect. Solo pieces for pipe organ recording during the hours in which the church is being cleaned. Sounds basic, but its actually quite entrancing. The solemn improvisations provided by O’Dwyer are perfectly married to the gentle clacks of […]

Björk – Vulnicura 2xLP

And just like that: the new Björk album is available to pre-order. We have no idea yet what it is going to sound like, but with production credits from both Arca and The Haxan Cloak (and the fact that it’s, you know, Björk) – chances are that it will sound quite good indeed. So if you […]

Gareth Flowers + Josh Mason – Silent Period LP

‘Silent Period’, the new collaborative effort from Gareth Flowers and Josh Mason, follows the arc of a long night/early morning following an unknown event that has led an enigmatic main character into self-exile. Four movements of haunted guitar ambience and troubled trumpet lead you through four specific states of being. A perfect spin for late […]

Tape Tuesday: Pan-American – Sketch for Winter II: Rue Corridor

Geographic North is back with the second installment of their “Sketch For Winter” tape series and this one, friends, is the business. Vol. II finds Pan-American (Mark Nelson) moving from the cold outside with the opening long form piece ‘The Terrace’ to the warmth by the fire with the closer ‘Pasqual’. Limited to 300 copies, […]

Abigor “Leytmotif Luzifer” LP

Updated 1/26/2015 – Copies in the US available at arcanealtar.bigcartel.com. Another sleeper album from 2014, barreling its way into 2015 on an avalanche of spiky riffs and ill intentions. Abigor have been around for some time and show no signs of slowing down with their most recent release, Leytmotif Luzifer, currently available to purchase from avantegardemusic.bandcamp.com. No US […]

Loren Conners “Airs” LP

It’s been a little while since we’ve caught up with The Recital Program (artist Sean McCann’s musical imprint), and we’ve missed a few crucial catalog numbers for sure. The label is kicking off 2015 in fine style, however, with this vinyl pressing of Loren Conners Airs due for delivery in mid-January (so any day now). […]

Volahn “Aq’ab’al” 2xLP

The Black Twilight Circle standard-bearer returns with Aq’ab’al, a 2xLP of cosmic-tinged, black metal savagery filtered through the lens of ancient Mayan culture. This has sold out in just about every distro to offer copies, but you can still pick it up from the theajnaoffensive.com. CN-26 Aq’ab’al by VOLAHN

Primordial “Where Greater Men Have Fallen” 2xLP

Somewhere during my annual turkey and cranberry malaise, Metal Blade released the excellent new album from Ireland’s finest, Primordial. Which means it blipped past my radar screen without anyone in the control room taking notice, only to be shoved back under my nose at the end of 2014 on literal scads of year-end lists. Well, I’m paying […]

Jefre Cantu–Ledesma – A Year With 13 Moons LP

‘A Year With 13 Moons’ is the new distorted and pulsing offering from Cantu-Ledesma. This new slab is pure unadulterated memory energy that was recorded at the Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco while in residence. The 16 tracks utilize guitars, synths, and drum machines to render the fuzzed out romanticized bliss that […]

Isis – Panopticon 2xLP Repress/Remaster

The Robodogs (oh yyyeah, forgot that Robotic Empire used to be Robodog) have been killing it when it comes to handling Isis’ back catalog. This time, they’re back with a new pressing of the recently (and arguably needed) remastered (by Mika Jussila) bruiser ‘Panopticon’. With the new version, we also got some updated artwork from […]