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Maarten Schiethart - Reviews


Solyst


Spring
Magical fourth album from Sølyst. the solo project of Kriedlier drummer Thomas Klein


Diemen Sniep


Life Without Adrenaline
Enjoyable mini-album from US/Belgian foursome Diemen Sniep, who while having strong Sonic Youth and Swans' influences, also show some originality


Colver


Walk Swim Fly
Appealing 70's pop disco on new EP from Brussels-based outfit Colver


Peaches


Pussy Mask
Confrontational single sided 7 inch from Berlin-based experimental artist Peaches


Craig Fortnam


Ark
Glorious orchestral avant garde and tongue-in-cheek English pop on debut solo album from North Sea Orchestra frontman Craig Fortnam


Don Zilla


Ekizikiza Mubwengula
Baffling avant garde wizard electronica from Kampala-based musician and producer Don Zilla which is graced with a divine touch


Snapped Ankles


Forest of Your Problems
Environmentally=concerned third album from Snapped Ankles who mourn forest demise with a set of cracking tunes.


La Jungle


Fall off the Apex
Urgent punk disco pop from French speaking Belgium band La Jungle


Various


Made to Measure Vol. 1
Re-issue of abstract and new wave compilation from 1984.on Belgian label Crammed Discs


Motorpsycho


Kingdom of Oblivion
Dull and cliched harmonic rock on latest album from Norwegian band Motorpsycho


Last Days Of April


Even the Good Days are Bad
Appealing indie pop on tenth album from Stockholm popsters Last Days Of April who reveal increasing maturity


Eric Malmberg


Milda Doden Hamtar Oss Alla Till Slut
Excellent seven inch single which takes two tracks from Swedish composer from a 2007 album


Jimi Tenor


Deep Sound Learning (1993-2000)
Excellent anthology of unshelved material from the 1990s from Jimi Tenor who has helped to shape the course of electro jazz


Mouse On Mars


AAI
Computed coordinated chaos on anarchic latest album from German electronic duo Mouse On Mars


Clap Your Hands Say Yeah


New Fragility
Pessimistic and misconstrued indie Americana blues from Philadelphian project Clap Your Hands Say Yeah


Khalab and M'berra Ensemble


M'berra
Italian DJ Khalab and Malian refugees the M'berra Ensemble fuse traditional desert sounds and buzzing electronics.


Kasai Allstars


Black Ants Always Fly Together, One Bangle Makes No Sound
Appealing fourth album from Congo collective Kasai Allstars which finds them returning to basics


Raoul Vignal


Years in Marble
Exquisite and rich folk on latest album from French singer-songwriter and guitarist Raoul Vignal


Hedvig Mollestad Trio


Ding Dong, You’re Dead
Baffling and energetic cross genre album from Norwegian act Hedvig Mollestad Trio, which combines loud krautrock, prog, jazz and garage punk rock


Coldharbourstores


Dearly Devoted
Sweetly jangling but flawed fourth album from London-based band Coldharbourstores


Fanfara Awantura


Prawdziwie polskie techno
Ingenious blend of brass and techno music from Polish act Fanfara Awantura


Virginia Wing


private LIFE
Fifth LP which captures the present difficult times from experimental Manchester trio.Virginia Wing


Sharhabil Ahmed


The King of Sudanese Jazz
Festive frenzy funk on compilation album from 1970's era Sudanese musician Sharhabil Ahmed


Urlaub in Polen


All
Impressive sixth album and first in nine years from Cologne new wave krautrockers Urlaub in Polen


Kode9


The Jackpot
Energetic new digital only single from Scottish dubstep pioneer Kode9


Pose Dia


Front View
Cinematic but flawed debut album from Pose Dia, the project of Hamburg-based DJ Helena Ratke


Half Japanese


Crazy Hearts
Impressive and enjoyable nineteenth album from America's unlikeliest pop band Half Japanese


Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids


Shaman
Enthralling seventh double album from Chicago jazz wizard Idris Ackamoor and his band the Pyramids


Harmonious Thelonious


Plong
Elegant mental and physical music on seventh album from shy Düsseldorf techno wizard and DJ Harmonious Thelonious


Nrbq


In Frequencies
Outtakes and rare singles recorded over a fifty year period between 1968 and 2018 from America's best bar band, NRBQ


Wild Hares/Tracy Santa


Hare Ball/Bottle of New Orleans
Lo-fi and twisted indie rock on ten inch split LP from Boston-born musician Tracy Santa upon which he appears both with his current band Wild Hares and also as a solo performer


Neuzeitliche Bodenbeläge


Der große Preis
Outstanding and elegant debut by odd Berlin-based electro pop duo Neuzeitliche Bodenbeläge


Cravats


Hoorahland
Excellent fourth album in forty years from reformed socially aware punk surrealists, the Cravats


Junkboy


Sovereign Sky
Enjoyable and timely reissue of Essex-based electronic duo Junkboy's underrated 2014 album


Philip Bradatsch


Jesus Von Haidhausen
Neo-retro latest album which is sung in German from Hamburg -based wordsmith hobo Philip Bradatsch


Aksak Maboul


Charles F. Bleistift EP
Highly collectable limited edition vinyl EP of irresistible synth pop taken from Belgian husband-and-wife duo Aksak Maboul's first album in thirty years


Gunther Wusthoff


Total Digital
Hit and miss solo compilation in which Faust krautrock pioneer and engineer Gunther Wüsthoff unleashes sounds from 1979 to 2007


Schlammpeitziger


Ein Weitleck in der Echokammer
Dub prank fun on latest album from Schlammpeitziger, the project of Cologne-based musician Jo Zimmermann


Ena


Wired EP
Superiorly packaged and produced spooky electronics on a spotless EP from Tokyo-based experimental musician Ena


Oogbogo


Oogbogo
Brilliantly deranged psycho twang on vinyl only release from Los Angeles-based act Oog Bogo


Kynnet


Silloin Kun Sä Lähdit / Muutossa Kadonnut
Melodic but stormy garage pop from Helsinki-based singer-guitarist Kynnet


No Age


Goons Be Gone
Young, loud and snotty punk harmonics on fourth album from genius Los Angeles noise rock duo No Age


Drift


Symbiosis
Retro new wave industrial music on debut album from East London act Drift, the project of London based artist Nathalie Bruno


Rafael Anton Irisarri


Peripeteia
Impressive vinyl and download only album by influential Seattle composer Rafael Anton Irisarri


Stephen Malkmus


Traditional Technqiues
Stunning return to form from former Pavement front man who is aided by critically acclaimed guitarist Matt Sweeney


Zion Train


Illuminate
Political but gentle reggae party sounds recorded across UK and Europe in first album in five years from Zion Train


Roedilius


Selbstportrat Wahre Liebe
Impressive ninth album from German electronic composer Hans-Joachim Roedelius in his 'Selbstportrait' which he has recorded using his original vintage instruments and equipment


Jim White and Marisa Anderson


The Quickening
Captivating guitar and drums improvisation from drummer Jim White and Portland-based composer, multi-instrumentalist and guitarist Marisa Anderson


Automat


Modul
Excellent new art dub and remixes on double vinyl by Berlin electronic supergroup Automat


CEL


CEL
Upbeat and clever Krautrock by prolific Hamburg media artist Felix Kubin which also features Hubert Zemler on drums


Die Wilde Jagd


Haut
Contradictory and contemplative third album from Dussledorf/Berlin electronic punk duo Die Wilde Jagd


Slift


Ummon
Fantastic new album from Toulouse trio Slift who have moved swiftly forwards from punk on their debut of last year to space rock on this second LP


Cascade Lakes


Cascade Lakes
Sincere but dull and unimaginative debut album from German indie band Cascade Lakes


Max Richter, Lorne Balfe and Nils Frahm


Ad Astra: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Spooky, beautiful and richly arranged soundtrack from Max Richter, Lorne Balfe and Nils Frahm to science fiction blockbuster which can be enjoyed on its own


Von Spar


Under Pressure
Fifth LP from lounge Cologne indie outfit Von Spar welcomes a wealth of notable guest vocalists


Spray


Failure is Inevitable
Half of chart-topping Peel darlings the Cuban Boys, Spray convincingly merge Euro disco and humour on their latest album


Pinheads


Is This Real?
Bluesy lo-fi garage rock on sometimes impressive but over-long album from Australian seven-piece the Pinheads, who flirt with 60's pop and Sex Pistols punk


Stereo Total


Ah! Quel Cinema!
Offbeat and quirky lo-fi new wave on eclectic latest album from Paris-Berlin duo Stereo Total


Elephant9


Psychedelic Backfire I and II
Furious freeform jazz recorded at a North Oslo cafe on double CD by experimental trio Elephant9


Jefre Cantu-Ledesma


Tracing Back the Radiance
Enthralling minimalism on new album from San Francisco-based modern classical composer Jefre Cantu-Ledesma







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