Pinball – S/T

Pinball’s evocative debut is both a lively and emotional entry into the world of post-rock that you won’t likely forget any time soon. Consisting of Australian and French musicians that jam around Paris, Pinball play a rather unique blend of atmospheric prog rock that occasionally flirts with spacey psychedelia. Sauntering rhythms, odd time signatures andContinue reading “Pinball – S/T”

Mute Duo – Lapse in Passage

Mute Duo is creating some of the most elemental, progressive music today. Lapse in Passage is undeniable proof of that. Hailing from Chicago, Mute Duo (A.K.A. Sam Wagster and Skyler Rowe) create sweeping grand soundscapes with a remarkable combination of pedal steel, piano and percussion. Shades of spiritual jazz, post rock and the bare, broken down essentialsContinue reading “Mute Duo – Lapse in Passage”

Premiere: Happy The Clown -The Complete Discography

Between the heyday of shoegaze gods like Spacemen 3 and My Bloody Valentine, and the era of groups like A Place to Bury Strangers, there was Happy The Clown. HTC was an active fixture in the Boston experimental rock scene from the late ’80s until 2000. Even though they have since remained a live act,Continue reading “Premiere: Happy The Clown -The Complete Discography”

Waterless Hills – The Great Mountain

If you need to escape the realities of the modern world, then let the mystifying improvisations of Waterless Hills sweep you off to some lost distant landscape in an undetermined century. The band, which (on this release), is comprised of Andrew Cheetham on drums, C. Joynes on guitar, DBH on violin and Gavin Clarke onContinue reading “Waterless Hills – The Great Mountain”

Waterless Hills – “Waverley Cross”/”The Empty House Of The Son Of The Vali Of Pusht-I-Kuh”

Waterless Hills’ mesmerizing 8” lathe cut features elements of Eastern-European and Middle-Eastern folk music melted into the coldly stark foundations of droning post-rock. The group, which consists of Andrew Cheetham on drums and percussion, Gavin Clarke on bass, C Joynes on guitar and DBH on violin, improvises across the record’s two haunting tracks as ifContinue reading “Waterless Hills – “Waverley Cross”/”The Empty House Of The Son Of The Vali Of Pusht-I-Kuh””

Holy Mountain Top Removers – Tonight the Machete Dreams

The music of Holy Mountain Top Removers quite literally knows no bounds. There is simply no end to the band’s sonic horizons. Just when you think you’ve begun to grasp their sound, it completely changes in the most unexpected—and exciting—of ways. Without exaggeration, this Nashville band can play just about anything, and a major strengthContinue reading “Holy Mountain Top Removers – Tonight the Machete Dreams”

Lime Eyelid – Week of Wonders

Lime Eyelid is a brand new low-fidelity psychedelic solo project by Josh Schultz, the drummer of Traveling Circle (an acid rock/prog outfit from Brooklyn). Week of Wondersis a heavily textured, intimate do-it-yourself styled album of bedroom-recorded spacy rock soundscapes that conjures the twisted spirit of both Alexander Skip Spence and ‘90s DIY mavericks like R.Continue reading “Lime Eyelid – Week of Wonders”

Charalambides – Tom And Christina Carter

Growing up reading the sacred pages of The Ptolemaic Terrascope, I was trained early on to jump whenever a release by the Charalambides or either of Tom or Christina Carter appears. This instinct was certainly the correct one to have for their latest record, Tom and Christina Carter. Across four vinyl sides, the Carters weaveContinue reading “Charalambides – Tom And Christina Carter”

Kinski – Old Gold/Loved By You [Alternative Rock/Indie Rock/Stoner Rock]

When lords of fuzz, Kinski, release something new, you’d be wise to take notice. The band’s latest 7”, released on These Are Not Records, kicks like a revved-up mutant amalgamation of The Wipers, Hüsker Dü and Ty Segall. Released originally as digital-only bonus tracks on the Seattle group’s recent (and excellent) 7 (or 8) album, OldContinue reading “Kinski – Old Gold/Loved By You [Alternative Rock/Indie Rock/Stoner Rock]”

Dead Sea Apes – Recondite [Acid Rock/Post Rock/Space Rock]

News of any fresh release from Manchester’s premier acid rockers, the Dead Sea Apes, is a reason for celebration (or a pagan dance-ritual held around a huge bon fire, but to each their own). Recondite is one massive slab of a compilation, bristling with mind-melting essentials from all across the band’s discography as well asContinue reading “Dead Sea Apes – Recondite [Acid Rock/Post Rock/Space Rock]”