After three solid albums, Ireland’s And So I Watch You From Afar’s new album HEIRS has finally been confirmed to be released on the 4th of May through Sargent House with a European Tour announced throughout May. Here’s the recently released album art: For those who aren’t already familiar with the band, And So I […]

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Krummes Holz gibt auch gerades Feuer

Sibylle Baier is a mysterious figure – the German once-singer-songwriter-actress had a boom in popularity in 2006 after the reel-to-reel tape recordings she had made in the beginning of the 70s were released as Colour Green through Orange Twin, a label to which J Mascis, of Dinosaur Jr fame, passed them along after having received […]

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Omega to my Alpha

This is the second part of a two part album review. Click here for the first part. As previously mentioned, Maryland based Prog-Metal band Periphery are back with their new double concept album Juggernaut: Alpha/Juggernaut: Omega. Drummer Matt Halpern – who explained the concept  – mentioned that Juggernaut: Omega, contrary to it’s counterpart Alpha, would […]

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A Viking in New York

Silent, thoughtful, enigmatic, genius and Viking. It’s not that easy to describe someone like Louis Thomas Hardin, mostly known as Moondog, the blind American musical factotum, born nearly a hundred years ago. From composing to conceiving new musical instruments, many were the creations hatching from Moondog’s hands. If we could go back in time, back to […]

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The ruins of Aljezur

A heartbeat. The sound of a lock. A sudden piano and a vulnerable, whispering voice. This is how Grouper’s Ruins, an unplugged album recorded in 2011, in an artistic residency in Aljezur, Portugal, set up by Galeria Zé dos Bois, using only a steel drum, a piano and Liz Harris’s own voice for most of […]

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Alpha to my Omega

Maryland based prog-metal and djent pioneers Periphery are back with their long awaited double concept album: “Juggernaut Alpha/Juggernaut Omega”, made available to stream on Youtube for all to listen. Despite Periphery’s various lineup changes throughout the years the band has been stable since around 2011 with the last addition of Adam “Nolly” Getgood, then guitarist […]

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The Princess of Wassoulou

When you think about African music, many things may pop up. You may think of profound drums, vehement vocals, spirit-filling choirs and all sorts of unimaginable string instruments such as the ramkie, ngoni and oud. However, in all the wide range of harmonies that you encounter in the plains of Africa, we’re always expecting some […]

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