Kool Keith – Sex Style

“Bisexuals on stage eating fruit loops” I'm torn with Sex Style, as I'm not sure if Keith's trying to parody the overly-sexualised 90's hip-hop scene, or if he's just extremely horny. Regardless, Sex Style is anything but the two seminal Keith projects that sandwich it, distancing itself in lyricism, production and vulgarity as Koolie slams passed … Continue reading Kool Keith – Sex Style

Tim Hecker – Mirages

I’ve had a crack of producing a few ambient tracks just like every man and his dog seems to have done these days and I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s really fucking difficult. Depending on what type of ambient you listen to, whether it be the less busy drones of Chihei Hatakeyama or projects … Continue reading Tim Hecker – Mirages

Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like Shit I Don’t Go Outside

Criminally underrated and overlooked, Earl Sweatshirt's (AKA Thebe Kgositsile) 2015 LP, I Don’t Like Shit I Don’t Go Outside is an unflinchingly honest discussion of Earl’s personal struggle through drug addiction, depression and anxiety in a period where everything seemed to fall negatively into place for the rapper. Contextually, events surrounding the release of the … Continue reading Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like Shit I Don’t Go Outside

Haley Heynderickx – I Need to Start a Garden

As bittersweet as realising you’ve spelt her last name incorrectly for about the 15th time, Haley Heynderickx’s debut is as hopeful as it is inwardly existential. I Need to Start a Garden is driven by her confidently soft voice and peculiar guitar passages fraught with techniques that entwine traditional American primitivism, signaling an impressive sense … Continue reading Haley Heynderickx – I Need to Start a Garden

The Body – I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer

An absolutely filthy album, guaranteed to make you feel guilty of ever laughing, smiling, or being happy and encouraging you to feel like complete shit in the most phenomenal way possible. Portland band, The Body, seem to have been unhappy and angry since their sludgy introduction in 2004, and have continued to layer drone, noise, … Continue reading The Body – I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer

Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition

Where to start... If there’s any album which perfectly encapsulates the feeling of being in a manic, drugged out state of being, through both the extreme highs and desolate lows, exemplified in production, lyricism and overall frenetic energy, it’s 2016’s Atrocity Exhibition from Detroit native Danny Brown. After taking a 3 year break from his generally well received 2013 LP, Old, … Continue reading Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition

Pedestrian Deposit – Fatale

Just like many performing noise artists, well, real noise artists who understand and compose cacophony as something more than aural shock value, the sounds of Pedestrian Deposit are comprised physically and sometimes violently, creating art by using technology and instruments completely opposed to how they’re traditionally meant to be utilised. Electrifying metal to collaging tearing … Continue reading Pedestrian Deposit – Fatale

Pink Navel – raw navel

Abstract variations of droney instrumentals mix with outsider beats and introspective slam-poetry style rapping on Pink Navel's most personal release yet. Polished, synth-driven production slither between melancholic themes, illustrating bittersweet tones whilst his sometimes robotically-delivered lyrics portray an awkwardly depressive persona. As highlighted in the alarmingly casual spilling of, “I just want to kill myself … Continue reading Pink Navel – raw navel