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Martin Zeichnete was an electronics boffin press-ganged by the state into writing trance music for East German Olympians. This second newly unearthed volume of Zeigler’s Kraftwerk and Neu fuelled visions is marginally inferior to the first, but it’s strangely moving to experience these stirring retro-futurist analogue fusions now both the Communist and the Olympic ideal…

Dan Stuart – Arizona: 1993 – 95 - April 2014 April 12th, 2014

In the ’80s, Dan Stuart’s Green On Red played punk in a Crazy Horse style, a hardcore era heresy, dissolving messily in bad drugs and bad business. His 1994 comeback, Can O’Worms, sounds even better here than twenty years ago; a heady country blues fever dream, with spicy Mexican flavoring, and Carveresque deadbeat lyrics, painting…

The Nightingales – For F**k’s Sake - April 2014 April 12th, 2014

Birmingham’s Peel session perennials The Nightingales should be profitable post-punk survivors, a Fall or a Gang of Four, with submerged pop sensibilities that mean you can yodel along yourself. Is their balti bowl of rock and roll, Beefheart twang, throbbing krautfunk, and Robert Lloyd’s meticulous pop-cultural lyrics too hot for you? Album eight explodes with…

Dead Rider – Chills On Glass - March 2014 March 31st, 2014

Chicago’s Dead Rider remove the scaffolding from the ’70s techno-rock stadium. The big polyrhythmical beats and squeaky clean keyboards you’d hear on thriller soundtracks scored by members of Yes are pressed instead into service of a warped art-noise Captain Beefheart might have made if he’d lived in a chrome and smoked glass skyscraper instead of…

Angharad Davies – Six Studies - March 2014 March 24th, 2014

The four tracks on Angharad Davies’ Six Studies are titled as if they were exploratory exercises for the experimental violinist, (Circular Bowing Study, Balancing Springs on Strings Studies 1 – 3), and are sealed in an anonymous tin. Cat gut, metal and plastic scrape on string, at a succession of angles, sounds sawn from air.…

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