Gian Slater, Yautja, Ensemble 1, and Hail the Sun

Gian Slater – Grey Is Ground (Biophilia)

The experienced singer-songwriter Gian Slater just released her new opus: Grey Is Ground. On this album, Gian brings complex and atmospheric synth pop songs that hit a certain balance between complexity, with its odd-time grooves, metric modulations, and harmonic progressions, and relatability, thanks to Gian’s soaring melodies and general sense of composition, which turns emotion into music, which is in turn switched back to emotion in our brain. It’s an elegant and brilliantly written album that will appeal to all avant-garde pop fans.


Yautja – The Lurch (Relapse)

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Friday, 9 April

Absent Chronicles – Tiny Words for Tiny Worlds

41:14
avant-pop, R&B
Netherlands
Independent

أرْهَان أفندْيحِكَايَة تَاجِر

36:24
jazz fusion
Palestine
Independent

Aetheria cōnscientia – Corrupted Pillar of Vanity

55:56
progressive black metal
Nantes, France
Independent

Akropolis Reed Quintet – Ghost Light

79:36
contemporary classical
Detroit, Michigan
New Focus

Anna Heflin – The Redundancy of the Angelic: An Interluding Play

28:50
contemporary classical
New York, New York
Infrequent Seams

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Friday, 2 April

Álvaro Pérez & Álvaro Domene – Zodos

41:23
avant-garde jazz, free improvisation
Australia
Iluso

Arelseum – Swamps

17:13
ambient
Queens, New York
Independent

Bâtard – Brise-lames

25:52
experimental black metal
Vaudreuil Dorion, Québec
Independent

Bones of the Earth – Ⅱ: Eternal Meditations of a Deathless Crown

33:57
post-metal
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Deader Than Distro

Bridge Burner – Disempath

26:14
blackened hardcore
Auckland, New Zealand
Hibernation Release

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Victory over the Sun, Lotus Titan, Nika Mo, and MRW

Victory over the Sun – Nowherer

While Victory over the Sun‘s previous album was great—read our review for proof—it wasn’t microtonal. That’s one thing Vivian Tylinska wanted to correct with Nowherer, an avant-garde, hectic, and eclectic black metal masterpiece. All written in 17 notes per octave—a relatively popular xeharmonic system—the album stands proud in all its weird glory. Of course, it reminds me of Agonanistreview here!—who also released a 17-tone black metal album recently, but the similarities stop there. VOTS’s album seems to intentionally forgo conventions and expectations, and it works marvellously to … Read more

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Friday, 26 March

Astral Bazaar – A Sudden Realization

48:39
psychedelic rock
Helsinki, Finland
Independent

Aziola Cry – The Ironic Divide

49:47
progressive death metal
Chicago, Illinois
The Laser’s Edge

Blindfolded and Led to the Woods – Nightmare Withdrawals

39:07
progressive death metal
Christchurch, New Zealand
Independent

Demande à la poussière – Quiétude hostile

51:33
post-black metal
Paris, France
Independent

Don Kapot – Hooligan

42:02
jazzcore, world fusion
Brussels, Belgium
Werf

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