Review Of “Hello Sadness” By Los Campesinos

Seven strong indie popsters Los Campesinos! have titled their fourth full length release in the only way the band know how; emotionally. Hello Sadness is a triumphant release and the bands official third album since the release of Hold On Now, Youngster… their first album put out in 2008.

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Review Of “Tragedy & Geometry” By Steve Hauschildt

It’s a peculiar sensation when you hear an electronic artist that sounds retro. The synthesiser is the musical instrument of the future, even if the song was composed in the 1960s, and it still invokes the imagery of flying cars, robot butlers and of course the uprising of the machines!

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Review Of “Hazed Dream” By Psychic Ills

Experimental rock band Psychic Ills is currently made up of three members; Elizabeth Hart on bass, Brian Tamborello on drums and Tres Warren on guitar, vocals and synthesizer. Hazed Dream follows their 2009 release Mirror Eyes and it’s companion EP Catoptric, put out late June 2010.

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Review Of “Welcome to Condale” By Summer Camp

Summer Camp has been called a lot of things, including “twee-synth,” a description that I guess isn’t actually supposed to be cruel, but has certainly caused me to click past the endless blog articles that have appeared on this duo in the past couple of years.

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Review of “Gravity” By Coma

We’ve all been there, we’ve all experienced that hedonistic rush of when the beat drops or the synths surge and all you can do is lose your mind. Like it or loathe it, dance music is a massive, massive deal and as more dance acts are leaping out of the clubs and onto the festival circuit, its just going to get bigger.

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Review Of Walt Wolfman By Richard Swift

Richard Swift has released a diverse set of eclectic music the past few years that include a soulful EP in Ground Trouble Jaw, but also an ambient electronic project under the name Instruments of Science and Technology. With this latest offering Swift wades into some Zappa-esque garage pop that seems to have a fresh sense of humour to whole affair.

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“A Collection Of Vibrations For Your Skull”

A Collection Of Vibrations For Your Skull, the debut full-length from Danish sun-pop princes Treefight For Sunlight, contains the kind of joyous vocal harmonies that you can’t help but fall in love with. It’s worth noting that TFS bear more than a passing similarity to their Danish contemporaries Mew; both bands favor sweetly-sung verses, epic, multi-voiced choruses, interesting arrangements, and a kind of hyper-melodicism that has become a trademark of Scandinavian pop.

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Review Of “Dropped Pianos” By Tim Hecker

The newest release from ambient electronic artist Tim Hecker is in fact work he made in preparation for his last album Ravedeath, 1972. Recorded in 2010, Dropped Pianos is made up of “sketch pieces” and was recently released on the Kranky label.

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Review Of “Nurses” By Dracula

The market for obscure pop friendly bands is at an all time high, peculiar acts like Passion Pit, MGMT and Animal Collective have managed to embrace otherworldly sounds but with pop sensibilities to help them reach a wider audience. Another band to follow this lineage is Portland Trio Nurses, who follow up DIY debut album Apple’s Acre with sophomore offering, Dracula.

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Review Of “Coco” By Caveman

A band name like Caveman makes me think of a pub rock band, the sort of knuckle dragging group only appreciated by beer swelling football hooligans. It’s with a pleasant surprise that this Brooklyn based quintet has nothing Neolithic about them whatsoever.

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Arthur Oskan Interview

Interview by Sarah Ferguson for Northern Transmissions Arthur Oskan continues to deepen the nature of techno keeping it real, live and direct. Humble and…

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Review Of “Days” By Real Estate

A captured memory is something to savour, the feeling of having that perfect moment locked away in your mind, stored somewhere safe to recall when times get rough. Real Estate are the masters of all things reflective and subtly poignant. The nostalgic tones of Real Estate’s latest LP ‘Days’ could quite easily be the soundtrack to these cherished times.

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