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Welcome to a land of extravaganza, mind your step and beware... be very much aware of everything that’s happening around you. Keep your senses open at all times and your dreams at hand because MONG TONG 夢東’s debut album is definitely an other-worldly psychedelic experience.
Gyoza is back with a second studio album, Early Bird. It’s brilliant, effective and, be warned, rather addictive.
This is the most ambitious and the longest album of Daughters' abrasive trajectory. Eerie, deliberately erratic and lyrical; You Won't Get What You Want was one of the highest-rated albums of 2018.
The Rhythm of Ooze is the fifth release by the adventurous german duo: Pretty Lightning; they've been together since 2007, and they continue to bring something fresh, something twisted to the table. Influenced by delta blues, krautrock, psychedelic rock, and even stoner, they deliver, as a glistening gift, a very intimate journey, and to quote their description at their Bandcamp page: 'it's both traditional and unexpected'.
There was a lot of anticipation brewing towards Bran Coucou’s release, and our expectations were surpassed. Both PoiL and Ni had an impressive trajectory; these conjoined bands have formed a monster that shifts from shape to shape as it rambles by, leaving delirious patterns of debris behind. Percussive in nature, there is a mild influence of minimalism, RIO and of Zu’s sound. It’s clear, from their very first song that we’re the prey.
Red Lama’s Motions had just swept us off our feet, suddenly it turns out there is more music coming our way: Dogma, their latest EP, has just been released. It’s very interesting how Dogma and Motions are so consistent and different from each other even though they were released in the same year.
XXL: Xiu Xiu and Larsen, the Italian experimental band, unite again for a fourth album. Puff O'Gigio, a mythological yet genetically modified being, gives its name to an album filled with its own dystopic fantasy.
Kikagaku Moyo is back with Masana Temples, their 4th studio album. There is an atemporal and a glistening quality to their entire discography, it has flourished naturally, responding to the pace of the seasons, to humidity, to light and to the vegetation surrounding it. It’s important to mention their discography because each album of theirs is an adventure, a spellbinding exploration; their sound has bloomed and has taken many different directions without losing its very own signature.
Tiferet, which translates to beauty, is the sixth of eleven albums that make up John Zorn's: The Book of Beriah from the Masada compositions. Benjamín Shwartz took over nine pieces, giving them a new sense of their own. The path is somehow linear, like a journey that can only take place on a foreign land by riding a mysterious train through inhospitable lands, in pursuit of distant dunes.
A journey gives us the irreplaceable gift of experience, and a journey is how I would choose to describe Wild Ferment, the new album by The Steams, an incredible band from the already incredible scene from Greece.
The celebration has started! After twenty-one years Dog Fashion Disco is revisiting and re-recording their first albums; last year they released Erotic Massage Redux and now they are releasing Experiments in Embryos, which features some of the early tracks of Experiments in Alchemy and Embryo's in bloom.
The thrill of impermanence and a rush of adrenaline not only get along, they describe Daisy Mortem very well; they’re irreverent and they’re very sharp. They defy their scene as they evoke, with a cyberpunk twist, the eighties.