Alison Cotton – The Girl I Left Behind Me

Ghosts and the shadows of the past haunt every groove of The Girl I Left Behind Me, the latest solo-project by The Left Outsides’ Alison Cotton. The title track on the A-side of this 10-inch record is the soundtrack to a telling of a Muriel Spark ghost story, which was broadcasted on the BBC forContinue reading “Alison Cotton – The Girl I Left Behind Me”

Heavy Stars – Processions

Heavy Stars’ Processions is a loose concept album about the journey from birth to death, told through the use of field recording samples, manipulated vocals and a comfortingly chill ambience. Each track on this cassette represents a different stage of life, each of which the artist describes as being a mini-procession (hence the title). StartingContinue reading “Heavy Stars – Processions”

Nick Vander ft. Felipe Bazan – Flow Corridor

If the world of Eraserhead had bands playing on street corners for pocket change, I imagine they might sound like Nick Vander and Felipe Bazan’s murky avant-garde jazz nugget: Flow Corridor. Drenched with a haunting home-recorded closeness and lo-fi hum, this release possesses an immense presence. Vander and Bazan, both of The Equinox Collective, tether together hereContinue reading “Nick Vander ft. Felipe Bazan – Flow Corridor”

Rosenau & Sanborn – Bluebird

Chris Rosenau of Collections of Colonies of Bees and Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso have welded together two vastly different musical elements and created something very fascinating and very exceptional. In a daring (and some may say even a controversial) move, the duo here combined atmospheric acoustic fingerpicking with dazed synth improvisations. While uniting aspectsContinue reading “Rosenau & Sanborn – Bluebird”

May Roundup (Part 2): Dead Sea Apes,The Myrrors, The Janitors, and More

What a month it’s been for new music, especially within the psychedelic-tinted genres and sub-genres. Here’s an additional rundown for this month with many of our favorite new releases (most of which are from Cardinal Fuzz Records), new songs and videos. Dead Sea Apes – The Free Territory Dead Sea Apes are no strangers toContinue reading “May Roundup (Part 2): Dead Sea Apes,The Myrrors, The Janitors, and More”

Daniel Bachman – The Morning Star

Daniel Bachman’s The Morning Star is like an aural, musical translation of the many vibrations moving through the air of modern America. From moments of radiant, rural tranquility to chaotic blasts of near-violent noise, Bachman pairs his masterful American Primitive guitar playing with a cornucopia of drones and sonic experimentation in a way that isContinue reading “Daniel Bachman – The Morning Star”

Jodie Lowther- Skeleton Moon [Ambient/Experimental]

As much as some of us would rather not accept the fact that we are once again being plunged straight into another winter, we might as well lean into the season and fully embrace it. Therefore, it would be helpful to listen to music that truly embodies this time of year. Jodie Lowther’s latest album,Continue reading “Jodie Lowther- Skeleton Moon [Ambient/Experimental]”

Chainsaw Rainbow – Heavy Sad Love [Drone/Shoegaze/Ambient]

Walls of thick, dissonant fuzz and ghostly reverb-soaked vocals make Chainsaw Rainbow’s Heavy Sad Love one hazy beast of a record. Sounding somewhat like early Flying Saucer Attack, this album is filled with distorted, hypnotically droning guitars that easily make you feel as if you’ve been hurled into outer space. The buzzing guitars are oftenContinue reading “Chainsaw Rainbow – Heavy Sad Love [Drone/Shoegaze/Ambient]”

Autger- Totenmesse [Dark Ambient/Neoclassical]

Autger – Totenmesse As black as smoke billowing from a smoldering battlefield and as haunting as an abandoned graveyard, Autger’s Totenmesse is a dark soundscape that feels right at home within your nightmares. Hailing from Russia, Autger is a one-man band that produces deeply evocative and atmospheric music that’s inspired by the bleaker corners ofContinue reading “Autger- Totenmesse [Dark Ambient/Neoclassical]”

2,000+ Instagram Followers Special Mix

I’ve recently went over 2,000 followers on my blog’s Instagram account (@recordcratesunited) and I am over the moon with joy and gratitude. So as a thank you to those followers and everyone else involved, I’ve made a mix featuring music by some of those followers and musicians that I’ve reviewed in the past. From folk toContinue reading “2,000+ Instagram Followers Special Mix”