OKADA – Misery.

"Misery", the latest album from OKADA aka Gregory Pappas is his sixth album with the last four appearing on the venerable n5MD imprint, who are having a stellar year so far with the recently released Winterlight album and the forthcoming Porya Hatami & Arovane reissue. Pappas has been around since the late '00's originally under … Continue reading OKADA – Misery.

Tim Linghaus – Memory Sketches.

"Memory is the faculty of the mind by which information is encoded, stored and retrieved. Memory is vital to experiences and Limbic systems, it is the retention over time of information for the purpose of influencing future actions. (Sherwood, 2015) If we could not remember past events, we could not learn or develop language, relationships … Continue reading Tim Linghaus – Memory Sketches.

In Brief: Clara Engel / Chelidon Frame/ Hainbach/ ioflow.

"Songs for Leona Carrington" is a five track cdr with booklet released by the fine Wist Rec label in an edition of 120 copies. According to the label it is "a biographical release based on the esoteric universe of Surrealist painter and writer" with music by Engel alongside text by Carrington (1917-2011) and watercolor interpretations … Continue reading In Brief: Clara Engel / Chelidon Frame/ Hainbach/ ioflow.

Sound in Silence x 4: Panoptique Electrical/ Test Card/ Sweeney/ A Lily.

Keeping up to date with releases that come my way is getting daunting now (and I am nowhere near the level of submissions of the bigger better known blogs like Headphone Commute, Stationary Travels and A Closer Listen get). The choice I see it is to review only select things and be choosy or to … Continue reading Sound in Silence x 4: Panoptique Electrical/ Test Card/ Sweeney/ A Lily.

Theo Alexander – Hammer Frenzy.

Previously seen on this blog with his release of last year "Palliative" Prague based British musician Theo Alexander returns with "Broken Access" due out on April 27 via Luau Recs. According to Alexander the first single "Hammer Party" "combines the rhythmic drive of minimalism combined with unconventional production techniques that have developed over previous releases … Continue reading Theo Alexander – Hammer Frenzy.

Winterlight – The Longest Sleep Through The Darkest Days.

"The Longest Sleep Through The Darkest Days" is the second album from Winterlight following on from 2011's "Hope Dies Last" which was a solo release from Plymouth musician Tim Ingham and was a distillation of years absorbing post punk and shoegaze music to create something of his own which he describes a "Post Pop". Prior … Continue reading Winterlight – The Longest Sleep Through The Darkest Days.

Tomorrow We Sail – The Shadows.

Tomorrow We Sail is a six piece Leeds based band who are part of the Gizeh Records stable and whose members appear / have appeared in other Gizeh groups such as A-Sun Amissa, Glissando and Farewell Poetry. The band is stylistically described as Post Rock / Folk / Alternative which perfectly suits their music. This … Continue reading Tomorrow We Sail – The Shadows.