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Review: Black Flower – Intermediate State

We take a look at the new 10” record from Black Flower; a dreamy, psychedelic delight created between albums. Having released their critically acclaimed second album Artifacts in 2017, Belgium’s Black Flower didn’t just sit back and rest on their

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Review: Dub Syndicate – The Pounding System

We take a look at the band’s early dub showcase record The Pounding System to see if it’s stood the test of time on its recent Vinyl re-release. Long perceived to be a cornerstone of maverick British producer Adrian Sherwood’s

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Review: Mista Savona Presents – Havana Meets Kingston

Mista Savona returns on production duties for this impressive and unique hotbed of talent drawing on the best sounds straight out of Cuba and Jamaica. So close, but so different in terms of culture, politics and society is one way

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Vinyl Review: Alison Moyet Reissues – Alf/Raindancing/Hoodoo/Essex

Coming into prominence at the beginning of the eighties, Alison Moyet knows what makes a good hit, knows how to write a good tune and, most of all, knows how to change with the times. Her four records from the

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Album Review: Matti Bye – This Forgotten Land

We take a look at Swedish Composer Matti Bye’s new record This Forgotten Land, and with it are thrown into a contemporary world of wordless story telling and emotional fulfilment. Matti Bye has been part of the Swedish music industry

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Album Review: Turtle – Human

We take a look at Turtle’s newest record on vinyl, and with it comes all the inspiration and guile you’d expect from this powerful artist. Jon Cooper, the Glaswegian producer and sound sorcerer known as Turtle, first sprang to attention

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Album Review: John foxx, Harold Budd & Ruben Garcia – ‘Nighthawks’, ‘Translucence & Drift Music’

We take a look at the new vinyl box set for these 3 ambient artists, to discover if they work together as a whole on their first time in the format. Three ambient artists, three LP’s. What more could you

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Review: Underworld – Beaucoup Fish (Reissue)

We take a look at the new Underworld Beuacoup Fish reissue to see if it’s stood the test of time after almost 18 years since it’s release. If you’re looking to Britain’s 90s music scene, you’re mind immediately turns to

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Book Review: Why Vinyl Matters

Along with the unexpected revival of vinyl comes the question, why has this happened? And what better people to ask than the musicians and vinyl enthusiasts themselves? Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, author of Why Vinyl Matters, fills a book full of

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Review: The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding

The War On Drugs return to the limelight with their first new material since 2014’s Lost In The Dream. The War On Drugs just seem like one of those bands that wouldn’t enjoy the monotony of recording – more comfortable

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