OMD, "PEEL SESSIONS 1979-1983"

Listening to a peel session with songs you have known by heart for nearly 20 years gives you an insightful view of the band recording live in a contained environment.
Continue reading
5560 Hits

STEREOLAB, "FIRST OF THE MICROBE HUNTERS"

For just under 40 minutes, Stereolab bring us the latest offering of all new material.
Continue reading
5963 Hits

CHRIS CUTLER AND THOMAS DIMUZIO, "QUAKE"

Recorded at liveperformances in Maine and Massachusetts last March, this disc combinesthe tape loops and experimental noises from Thomas DiMuzio with thelive drumming of Chris Cutler.
Continue reading
5406 Hits

THE CLIENTELE, "A FADING SUMMER" EP

Pretty and charming, theClientele release their first piece of optical plastic, with two newsongs and two pulled from older 7" releases.
Continue reading
5579 Hits

DEPARTURE LOUNGE, "OUT THERE"

The debut DepartureLounge comes in the form of a 7-track EP in the UK from Bella Union andan 11-track LP in the USA through Flydaddy.
Continue reading
5365 Hits

KAMMERFLIMMER KOLLEKTIEF, "INCOMMUNICADO" + "MAANDER"

Here's what happens when you go looking in a section from a band you've recently fallen in love with but know very little about.
Continue reading
5372 Hits

PLUXUS VS FRIDGE VS PLUXUS

Somebody musta missed announcing this release as it sort of magically appeared without warning.
Continue reading
5692 Hits

IAN BODDY & CHRIS CARTER, "CAGED"

Also on the minimalist rhythmic tip this week, Chris Carter & Ian Boddy have joined together for the "Caged" CD release.
Continue reading
6396 Hits

PAN SONIC/CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE

Again on the minimalismtip, but this time completely absent of rhythm, this limited release isthe result of another "Mort Aux Vaches" program on Holland's VPRO Radio.
Continue reading
6437 Hits

CALIFONE

Bridging the gap betweentwangy country, 70s glam rock and modern electronics, Califone (whichfeatures ex-members of Red Red Meat) present this 20 minute 5-track EP.
Continue reading
5622 Hits

MIKA VAINIO, "KAJO"

For this full release, this half of Pan Sonic once again goes minimal, but never boring.
Continue reading
6116 Hits

"SWIM TEAM #1"

All new for 2000 is the latest collection from Colin Newman's Swim label.
Continue reading
5806 Hits

HIM, "SWORN EYES"

Boy do I hate droppingthe names of Tortoise, Isotope and Chicago Underground in a review, butfans should most definitely take a spin with the latest project fromJune of 44/Rachel's drummer Doug Scharin's new Him record.
Continue reading
6024 Hits

ZIPPERSPY, "ICKI BEATS"

The always charming andever so wonderful Maria, a.k.a. Zipperspy released this CD full ofchopped up beats with harsh abrasive wall of sound noises.
Continue reading
5999 Hits

BEDHEAD LOVED MACHA LOVED BEDHEAD

Growing up together, thetwo brothers in Bedhead were separated from the two brothers of Machawhen their families each moved away.
Continue reading
5962 Hits

ARANOS, "MAKING LOVE IN SMALL SPACES"

People into the collaborative efforts between Nurse With Wound and Aranos might be in for a little surprise with this one.
Continue reading
6072 Hits

LOCKGROOVE, "SLEEPING ON THE ELEPHANT FOG"

The playing on thisrock-based record is top notch and the production is fine, but it'shard to figure out what exactly the band is focusing on.
Continue reading
5792 Hits

TRANS AM, "YOU CAN ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT"

Trans Am almost got what they wanted with this release - the right to release the songs they wrote and recorded!
Continue reading
6100 Hits

"EARTHDANCE"

Oh boy, back topointlessness. Release through an arrangement with Virgin records, thiscompiles loads of previously released and garbage from Fatboy Slim,Underworld and Gus Gus.
Continue reading
5806 Hits

"SONIG COMP."

Also from Germany,through Thrill Jockey in the USA comes this comp of beautiful purelyartificial electronic ear candy - none of which is minimal nor poses asanything else.
Continue reading
6295 Hits