They really don’t make them like they used to – or at least, no one but Luke Temple does…
Help Stamp Out Loneliness is one of those rare collections of songs where there is always more to discover.
Continue reading “Help Stamp Out Loneliness – Help Stamp Out Loneliness”
a messy soundscape that basically throws the kitchen sink at the Noble Edifice of Krautrock and gets away with its minor act of cultural vandalism
Continue reading “Grumbling Fur – Furrier”
Rather like an immense slow-moving river, with hidden currents and eddies, the album plots its patient, primeval course oblivious to the bystanders on the banks.
Continue reading “Mamiffer – Mare Decendrii”
The music is incredibly evocative of frozen wastes and landscapes where nearly nobody lives in
Continue reading “Pechenga – Helt Borte”
And for all its trad-rockisms, the album’s got a fair bit of personality and presence about it, a rare commodity in these anaemic, academic times.
Continue reading “Waters – Out In the Light”
This isn’t an academic, or chinstroker’s record by any means: you don’t need a degree to enjoy the lovely melodies floating around
Continue reading “Biosphere – N Plants”
I bet the temptation to fill out pop fun like Hey Watcha Say, Sink in the Dirt or Lady and the Flies with all manner of sonic gadgetry was a big one. I’m really glad that there’s room in these tracks, it’s confident and sassy music.
Continue reading “Robots in Disguise – Happiness v Sadness”
A fairly thin stew from rich ingredients, I’m afraid.
Continue reading “The Vegetable Orchestra – Onion Noise”
the angst in the record feels real, and thank fuck, we don’t have any of that “softly, softly look at me with my clever instruments while I play a lullaby” nonsense that seems to have overwhelmed this genre recently.
Continue reading “Sleeping Dog – With Our Heads in the Clouds and Our Hearts in the Fields”