Jan 15, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

In 2018 The Beta Band reissued some of their catalogue, ready for them to be devoured and delighted in by a new generation. It seems apt, then, that About the Light, the newest record from the band's Steve Mason comes across as his most fully formed, joyful, and downright funky as a solo artist.  More

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Kanine

Jan 14, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Canada has given us some fine dream pop records these past couple of years. Alvvays' peerless debut and impeccable follow-up Antisocialites, Basement Revolver's gorgeous debut Heavy Eyes, and the Dumb Angel LP Broken Glass being four that immediately spring to mind. More

Jan 07, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

It's nice to hear new music from an unfamiliar act; there is no expectation to screw it up. The listener can ingest the album for what it is, not what it should be. More

Jan 03, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Step inside the mind of Mart Avi and you may never leave. OtherWorld is the Estonian vocalist/producer's fourth album and his ultimate statement of intent, the final collision of his conscious desire to test the boundaries of experimental arrangements with his inescapable affinity for creating harmonious ear-pleasers. More

Jan 02, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Imagine a career as a musician logging countless studio hours in the creation of cool music that the public might hear only in a fleeting moment. Also, not only would that music be unavailable for commercial consumption or purchase, it would be nearly impossible to find outside of its brief exposure. Welcome to the world of "library music."

Dec 31, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Very few independent record labels make it beyond their initial releases these days thanks to the ever-increasing reliance on streaming services. More

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Puff O’Gigio

Bad Paintings

Dec 28, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

From an external perspective, dreams usually don't make sense. And from an external perspective, the serene union of Xiu Xiu's Jamie Stewart and Angelo Seo in LA with Italian wizards Larsen seems like quite an illusion to conjure.  More

Dec 27, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

It's hard to believe that 10 years ago, Fleet Foxes had only just begun their meteoric rise. More

Dec 21, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

How do you solve a problem like Maria? Easy if you're Slovenia's most unique, challenging and politically charged musical ensemble in its entire history. The collective known as Laibach have been creating mostly avant-garde, left field music for the best part of four decades having put out their first release back in 1983. More