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Album review: Mekons – Ancient & Modern (Sin/Bloodshot)

Pity the Mekons. On the verge of Year No. 35, the Chicago-via-Leeds, England, band has amassed one of the more adventurous catalogs in rock n’ roll. Yet despite the relatively… Read more

Sigur Ros, Inni. Special limited edition.

Sigur Ros announce live album and film – watch a preview here

On November 7th (in the UK, 15th in the US), Sigur Ros will release the much talked about Inni, a concert film and live album. Director Vincent Morisset, the the… Read more

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Album review: John Scofield – A Moment’s Peace (Universal)

As soon as you hear that one of your favourite fiery improvisers has made a disc that spotlights the mellow side of things, the fretting begins. Will it be too… Read more

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Album review: Tom Morello – The Nightwatchman (Worldwide Rebel Songs)

On his solo debut as the Nightwatchman, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello dubbed himself a One Man Revolution, strapped on an acoustic guitar and stomped his way through… Read more

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Society of Sound artists Urusen release 7 inch vinyl single

Urusen combine intrinsically British folk with contemporary Americana and have been voted ‘one to watch’ by those in the know. Society of Sound enabled them to record their debut album… Read more

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Boddie Recording Company – possibly the finest boxset in the world?

From 1958 to 1993, Thomas and Louise Boddie’s industrious Boddie Recording Company issued nearly 300 albums and 45s, recorded 10,000 hours of tape, and remained in operation longer than any… Read more

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Classic Recordings: Tangerine Dream – Zeit

Tangerine Dream – Zeit Reactive Vinyl By Paul Rigby Zeit was a significant album for Tangerine Dream. On a technical level, it was a breakthrough project for the band principally… Read more

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Album review: Mister Heavenly – Out of Love (Sub Pop)

Mister Heavenly’s debut album, Out of Love Is packed with violent imagery and musical nods to the classic doo-wop era. This record sounds as though it could have sprung forth… Read more

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Thomas Dolby previews first album in two decades on Society of Sound

Electronic music legend Thomas Dolby is back with his first album in almost two decades. A characteristically eclectic mix, the album is his most personal yet and features Regina Spektor,… Read more