John Beltran – The Season Series (2020)

Despite hailing from Lansing Michigan, rather than techno’s heartland in nearby Detroit, John Beltran could nevertheless be considered a member of US techno royalty. His CV boasts early releases on legendary imprints such as Derrick May’s Transmat label, Peacefrog Records and R&S, both under his own name as well as various aliases and collaborations. His … Continue reading John Beltran – The Season Series (2020)

Sofia Kourtesis – Fresia Magdalena (2021) – Review

Sofia Kourtesis’ new EP, Fresia Magdalena, is a timely and much needed ray of sunshine - as the warmer months approach and with them, the promise of evenings outdoors, picnics in the park and open-air music festivals. The anticipation of spring is always something to be savoured, but is heightened tenfold this year, given how … Continue reading Sofia Kourtesis – Fresia Magdalena (2021) – Review

Spirit of the Beehive – ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH (2021)

Spirit of the Beehive’s ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH is not psychedelic music in the normal sense of the term, although like most psychedelic music it does make for a disorientating listening experience. Unlike traditional psyche-rock, which tends to draw its ‘weirdness’ from otherworldly realms, and an appeal to humankind’s connection with nature and the deeper rhythms of … Continue reading Spirit of the Beehive – ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH (2021)

Gazelle Twin – Deep England (2021)

The cataclysmic event of Brexit and the ensuing political and cultural fallout has influenced many different musicians across the stylistic spectrum, prompting a range of reactions as artists responded in different ways to the implications of the referendum result. These shockwaves have combined with ever-increasing inequality, which has only been worsened by the pandemic, to … Continue reading Gazelle Twin – Deep England (2021)

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – G_d’s Pee at STATE’S END! (2021)

Back in the mists of time, before Spotify and Youtube, before even file-sharing sites like Napster, when not all music was instantly accessible, buying an album was a commitment. Young music fans with little cash to spare would need to be sure we were making a good decision. This often meant treading a certain path, … Continue reading Godspeed You! Black Emperor – G_d’s Pee at STATE’S END! (2021)