Death In Vegas’ Richard Fearless last appeared with new material in 2011, via Trans-Love Energies, dark electronic album which featured Austra’s Katie Stelmanis on vocals on two of the album’s tracks. For his new release called Transmission out Friday, Fearless’ main vocal collaborator is former porn actress, artist and writer Sasha Grey. The pair bonded… Read more »

Posted on May 25th, 2016

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Five more years. That was the time period that Radiohead needed to step out of their own shadows. The weight of expectation and interest in the band’s music since 1997’s OK Computer has never dissipated. The run of great albums that went OK Computer, Kid A, Amnesiac, Hail To The Thief and In Rainbows that… Read more »

Posted on May 11th, 2016

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The Toronto band Doomsquad began life making “sandpaper-cheesegrater folk music,” but the transition on second album Total Time sometimes feels removed from that description, that it sounds like it might have been a joke. One thing that Doomsquad, siblings Trevor, Jaclyn, and Allie Blumas, could have been called is psychedelic. Total Time is full of psychedelia… Read more »

Posted on April 29th, 2016

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Bibio‘s newest album is the man at his most expressive. Since his 2009 breakout album Ambivalence Avenue, a record that came across like an English musician trying to recreate the magic of Dilla’s Donuts with whatever he had to hand, Steven Wilkinson’s music has been eclectic, disparate yet not without recommendation. Stephen Wilkinson has the… Read more »

Posted on April 26th, 2016

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Let it be known that development that is worthwhile and sustainable doesn’t happen overnight. The 10,000-hour idea is one that holds true for creativity in many ways. Most artists work hard at their craft and get to where they are by putting an indeterminable amount of hours in, drawing from their life experiences and regrouping…. Read more »

Posted on April 20th, 2016

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MynameisjOhn, MuRli and God Knows first appeared in 2014 with an album called Rusangano / Family , an LP title that laid out where the collective exist and where they’ve come from: Ireland, Zimbabwe and Togo; Clare and Limerick. The title is the same word in two languages. It suggests two heritages, different cultures united… Read more »

Posted on April 8th, 2016

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One of the Nialler9 New Artists of 2016 and a Mura Masa collaborator, the Dublin-raised / American-born / London-based Bonzai (most recently on ‘What If I Go?’) has released her latest EP on Mura Masa’s Anchor Point records. Annie Mac trailed the release by appointing ‘No Rest’ as her Hottest Record In The World yesterday and the nine-track… Read more »

Posted on March 23rd, 2016

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As a measure of how next level Kendrick Lamar has become in the last two years, last week’s surprise collection of demos unfinished or displaced is better than most artists’ regular albums. While To Pimp A Butterfly‘s sprawling dense ambition invited much listening and interpretation, untitled unmastered. is unburdened by any grand narrative. Its pleasure… Read more »

Posted on March 11th, 2016

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