Clinic – Fantasy Island (2021) – Album Review

Back for album number nine, Clinic remain as fiercely idiosyncratic and uncompromisingly odd as they did on their debut album, over twenty years ago. Fantasy Island, according to the press release, sees the band explore the themes of time, music and entertainment and going “...funky disco, broadening their sonic palette with the addition of several … Continue reading Clinic – Fantasy Island (2021) – Album Review

Snapped Ankles – Forest of Your Problems (2021) – Album Review

Snapped Ankles

It’s impossible to mention Snapped Ankles to anyone who’s familiar with them without being told how excellent they are live. For any band that builds their initial reputation as a formidable live act, transferring that energy and intensity to a recorded album is always going to be a challenge. A challenge which can result in … Continue reading Snapped Ankles – Forest of Your Problems (2021) – Album 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)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Paper Mâché Dream Balloon

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are a band celebrated as much for a constant willingness to experiment as for their prolificness, and ability to package their varied musical experiments into coherent and distinctive albums. They hit a creative peak in 2017, when they seemingly attempted to release as many albums as their name has … Continue reading King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Paper Mâché Dream Balloon

06/03/2020 This week I have been mostly listening to

Lone - Levitate (2016). Rapidly becoming one of my favourite electronic acts of the last few years, (and I am very much still in catch-up mode with his discography) it seems Lone, aka Matt Cutler, can do no wrong. I’ve listened to three of his albums in chronological order: Galaxy Garden, Reality Testing and now … Continue reading 06/03/2020 This week I have been mostly listening to