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

Bill Evans – The Paris Concert (CD1)

1979 was an undeniably heavy year for Evans, with his brother’s suicide and his cocaine dependency hitting a pivotal high, yet he still managed perform this set in Paris in perhaps his strongest trio, seeing Marc Johnson on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums. With his death on the horizon and his voluntary discontinuation of … Continue reading Bill Evans – The Paris Concert (CD1)

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

Jeff Mills – Live at the Liquid Room, Tokyo

Although ironic to say, this live set of unadulterated Detroit techno is so humanesque. It’s not straight-down-the-middle, calculated or cold. It’s not uniform and not overtly chaotic. That doesn’t sound like techno at all does it? The first ten or so minutes of Segment I exemplifies this point as Mills cycles through vinyl spastically as … Continue reading Jeff Mills – Live at the Liquid Room, Tokyo

Porches – The House

Once a lo-fi indie band, Porches return with a second dip into the synthpop aesthetic following 2016’s Pool, which too is enveloped in wavy synths, tasteful autotune and sparkling house-esque production. Aaron Maine's beautifully innocent and honestly unspectacular voice adds to what makes Porches one of my favourite contemporary bands, where simple lyrical content slides … Continue reading Porches – The House