Mammatus – Sparkling Waters 2xLP

Last time we checked in with Mammatus, they were laying it down pretty heavy. Well, turns out they still are, but the side long jams on the newest LP seem to have been infused with a bit of cosmic loft, perhaps to more closely align the music with the band’s moniker. In any case, fans of […]

Brian Ellis Group – Escondido Sessions LP

The Escondido Sessions from Brian Ellis Group sounds (and looks) like a dusty gem plucked from a forgotten corner of some burned-out hippie’s garage sale. The label’s writeup namedrops all the proper groups, and true enough: fans of Can, Miles Davis, Coltrane, Tortoise, etc. will assuredly find something to groove on here. Available from elparaisorecords.com or in […]

Tape Tuesday: Tranquility Tapes Winter 2015

Yeah, its cold out—we know. The weapons we recommend for battling the elements? Lamps, coffee, plants and this new batch of zones from Tranquility Tapes. Take your pick of oceanic explorations, kaleidoscopic synth swirls or distorted alchemical exercises…OR why not book the whole family on this mission to the sun with a batch deal? Seems […]

Boris with Merzbow – Sun Baked Snow Cave 2xLP

The King of aural shrapnel is joined by the International Hearing Society’s most wanted offenders for an hour plus collaboration that couldn’t not happen. Of course, Sun Baked Snow Cave is nothing new for followers of either Merzbow or Boris (it came out in 2005); but what is new is a lovely 2xLP vinyl edition […]

Chelsea Wolfe – The Grime and The Glow LP

Finally, those of us who showed up to the Chelsea Wolfe party one album late can catch up – The Grime and The Glow has been repressed and can be purchased over at hellomerch.com. Limited to 1000 on colored (well, actually it’s “grey/black smoke” so not really colored) vinyl. Mascara not included. The Grime And The […]

drcarlsonalbion – Gold LP

It’s shaping up to be a busy year for Dylan Carlson, chief gunslinger in the slo-mo desperado outfit Earth. You may (or may not) be familiar with his solo work as drcarlsonalbion, a guise under which he has recently released a score for a German Western film titled Gold.  Three colors of vinyl, equal to a pressing of […]

King Dude – Fear LP

King Dude’s new album is coming out on his very own Not Just Religious Music label. Devotional hymns to hum while bathing in the light of Lucifer. 1000 pressed – get down with the Dude: notjustreligiousmusic.bandcamp.com. NJRM-003 King Dude "Fear" by King Dude

Fennesz – Bécs LP

Oh, that’s right… that new Fennesz album dropped. We finally got around to listening to it and it is (predictably) thrilling. You should pick yourself up a copy via experimedia.net.

Tape Tuesday: Expo Seventy – Closet Full Of Candles CS

Justin Wright, the hardest working man in drone music, has just re-released a tiny edition of 50 of Closet Full Of Candles, a tape previously only available on tour. These will be gone in a flash: exposeventy.com or exposeventy.bandcamp.com.

Arthur Russell – World Of Echo 2xLP

We strongly advise you to secure a copy of this recently reissued vinyl edition of Arthur Russell’s World Of Echo. A singular work by a seminal artist; nothing else sounds like this and likely never will unless Kermit the Frog drops LSD and records a dub record. As with all things, this might not be […]