Lost In Catland – A Cat Compendium

Help some cats in need by purchasing the new experimental feline-inspired benefit album, A Cat Compendium. Created by Grey Malkin (The Hare and The Moon) and Sven Visterin, this compilation’s goal is to assist animal charities in their native Scotland and Belgium (respectively) that are suffering from a lack of funds due to the pandemic.Continue reading “Lost In Catland – A Cat Compendium”

Xisco Rojo – Transfigurations

Madrid’s Xisco Rojo crafted a psychedelic guitar record that feels less like an album, and more like a collection of rituals that celebrate life itself. Written and performed entirely by Rojo on everything from six and twelve-string acoustic and electric guitars to Weissenborns and Greek baglamas, plus a whole plethora of other exotic and unusualContinue reading “Xisco Rojo – Transfigurations”

Dancing With The Noise: A Conversation with Ben Chasny

(photo by Elisa Ambrogio) On June 25th, Three Lobed Recordings will release what is the twentieth full-length album by Six Organs of Admittance, The Veiled Sea. With acerbic electric guitar attacks, industrial dance beats and a total cacophony of punchy in-your-face sounds and effects, this might be the most striking and singular album within theContinue reading “Dancing With The Noise: A Conversation with Ben Chasny”

Six Organs of Admittance – “All That They Left You”

Six Organs of Admittance has evolved into perhaps its most alien form yet on the shredding new single, “All That They Left You.” With industrial clanging beats, nightmarishly distorted vocals and metallic guitar work that puts the temperature of the surface of the sun to shame, this is Six Organs’ Ben Chasny certainly at hisContinue reading “Six Organs of Admittance – “All That They Left You””

Daniel Bachman – Axacan

Daniel Bachman’s Axacan is less a guitar album as it is a patchwork of manipulated environmental sonic artifacts, arranged in the most evocative and atmospheric of ways. Bachman took the field recordings and found sounds angle of 2018’s The Morning Star and evolved it into a higher form. Instead of decorating or setting the backgroundContinue reading “Daniel Bachman – Axacan”

Tashi Dorji / Ian McColm / Frank Meadows – The Power of Water

Uncompromising, raw and beyond otherworldly, The Power of Water is without a doubt one of the most essential free improv records of 2021. Tashi Dorji (of Kuzu), Ian McColm (of Heart of The Ghost) and Frank Meadows (of The Library of Babel), are each veterans of the DIY avant-garde and free jazz worlds, but thisContinue reading “Tashi Dorji / Ian McColm / Frank Meadows – The Power of Water”

Old Million Eye – Set & Drift

Old Million Eye’s Set & Drift is a swirling, hazy sea of mystical and ethereal sounds. Being a project of Brian Lucas (of Dire Wolves), one would come to expect Old Million Eye’s music to be abstract and yet, the variety of unusual sounds and directions taken on this album still feel fresh and exciting.Continue reading “Old Million Eye – Set & Drift”

Garden Portal – Spring Batch

Our friends down at Garden Portal Records have a new set of tapes coming out today by some of the most wildly creative guitarists currently performing. Here’s a rundown of this latest batch: Jeffrey Alexander – Reyes Our man Jeffrey Alexander, the unstoppable main head behind Dire Wolves, delivers dazed guitar explorations on this, hisContinue reading “Garden Portal – Spring Batch”

Sunburned Hand of The Man – Pick a Day to Die

Out of the galaxy that is the Sunburned Hand of The Man discography, Pick a Day to Die may be the band’s brightest shining star yet. Recorded mainly during sessions between 2007 and 2017, this album finds the legendary experimental collective demonstrating every strength in their arsenal. From space folk abstractions to kosmische biker freakContinue reading “Sunburned Hand of The Man – Pick a Day to Die”

Drew Gardner – s/t

Drew Gardner is releasing his first solo album today on Eiderdown Records, and it is every bit as strong and essential as anything he had ever released in his duo, Elkhorn. Recorded at Black Dirt Studios by the enormously talented Jason Meagher, this album of tight improvisations features Gardner on electric guitar, Garcia Peoples’ AndyContinue reading “Drew Gardner – s/t”