Review: The Alvaret Ensemble, Kira Kira, Eiríkur Orri Ólaffson, Ingri Garar Erlendsson, Borgar Magnason – Skeylja

Review: The Alvaret Ensemble, Kira Kira, Eiríkur Orri Ólaffson, Ingri...
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The Skeylja project is a collaboration featuring the Berlin-based Alvaret Ensemble, who traveled to Iceland to practice and play with several prominent musicians in the avant-garde/post-classical tradition (a genre which Iceland seems to foster). … read more

Review: Spray Paint – Dopers

Review: Spray Paint – Dopers
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Spray Paint Dopers Monofonus Street: 10.23 Spray Paint = Clipd Beaks + The Fall + Brainbombs “Late night speed/was a bad idea”—soundtracking a comedown from flakka or some other terror-drug

Review: Small Black – Limits of Desire

Review: Small Black – Limits of Desire
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In the supposedly genre-less world we live in, being pigeonholed into a nascent musical genre is probably the biggest challenge a 20-something Brooklynite will ever face. Enter Small Black.  … read more

Review: Sleepmakeswaves – …and so we destroyed everything

Review: Sleepmakeswaves – …and so we destroyed everything
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Sydney Australia’s Sleepmakeswaves have the ability to move from the sublime to sublimely heavy in a half-breath’s time.  … read more

Review: SQÜRL – EP #2

Review: SQÜRL – EP #2
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Coming off a brilliant collaboration with lute revivalist Josef van Wissem, this largely instrumental, sprawling compilation of psychedelic guitar explorations of dissonance and repetition is as good as any Jarmusch film: disconnected, adjacent to popular culture and unmistakably idiosyncratic. … read more

Review: Snacs – Swim Tape

Review: Snacs – Swim Tape
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 Snac’s Swim Tape received heaps of praise in 2013 for sending a chilled-out, sample-based beat pastiche of chillwave-meets-nu soul-meets-droning ragas, deep underwater. Josh Abramovici intends you to listen in one 30-minute sitting, a transporting move through stream-of-conscious beat-making. … read more

Review: Spirits and the Melchizedek Children – So Happy, It’s Sad

Review: Spirits and the Melchizedek Children – So Happy, It’s...
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So Happy is comprised of deep washes of neo-psychedelic, reverbed-out guitars, spectral folk of a doomed American West and the deep ebb and flow of droning guitars sacred enough to divine gold.  … read more

Review: Shampoo Boy – Crack

Review: Shampoo Boy – Crack
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Shampoo Boy = Head Dress + Ben Frost + Barn Owl … read more

Review: Second Layer – World of Rubber

Review: Second Layer – World of Rubber
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Second Layer = Abecedarians + Joy Division + Cold Cave … read more

Review: Sarah Neufeld – The Ridge

Review: Sarah Neufeld – The Ridge
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Sarah Neufeld = Circuit des Yeux + The Visit + Kate Bush … read more