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Ground Patrol – Geophone (Art as Catharsis)

Australian progressive math rock band Ground Patrol are releasing Geophone, their third album, on March 6. I’ve already written about how great the band is, but on this new opus, they outdo themselves with their hypnotizing cyclical polyrhythmic patterns.


Amnutseba – Emanatism (Iron Bonehead)

I’ve discussed the bleak black metal of Amnutseba already, but, since they’re off to releasing their official debut album, Emanatism, let me reiterate. The enigmatic French band gathers influences from all over the place to put together some of the vilest, most repugnant metal out … Read more

Weekly Release Dump

Friday, 7 February

Antibalas – Fu Chronicles

48:37
world fusion
Brooklyn, New York
Daptone

Cōdex serafīni – Serpents of Enceladus

14:36
psychedelic rock
UK
Independent

David Lang – The Loser

72:30
contemporary classical, opera
New York, New York
Cantaloupe Music

Fonema Consort – Vistas furtivas

52:26
contemporary classical
New York, New York
New Focus

Fraktal – Reconciliation

55:58
jazz fusion
Berlin, Germany
QFTF

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Weekly Release Dump

Friday, 31 January

Baraque à free – Baraque à free

30:47
experimental jazz, free jazz
Toulouse, France
Independent

The Conjuration – Gospel

42:39
avant-garde death metal
Danville, Virginia
Independent

Dan Rosenboom – Absurd in the Anthropocene

64:19
modern jazz
Los Angeles, California
Independent

David Brenner & Christian Molenaar – Uninvited Savior

81:22
avant-garde jazz, noise
California
Nefarious Industries

Deathwhite – Grave Image

48:43
progressive metal
United States
Season of Mist

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Monthly Recommendations: January 2020

Spine Readers – Recorded Instruments

Spine Readers coalesced through the dismemberment of the great prog band Illogicians, which is already a promising start, if you ask me! Then, the band’s new hive mind decided to experiment with various song structures and ideas, going experimental with the progressive rock genre. The result is an astonishing album of genre-hopping madness that doesn’t take itself seriously at all!

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Ekmeles – A Howl, that Was Also a Prayer (New Focus)

What a mind-blowing record this is! The Ekmeles vocal ensemble recorded commissioned works by microtonal aficionados and contemporary classical composers Taylor Read more

January in 161 Albums

Wednesday, 1 January

Blast Furnace – I Pray for Death

22:15
grindcore, experimental jazz, noise
New Jersey
Harvestman

Blast Furnace – The Pox

22:57
grindcore, experimental jazz, noise
New Jersey
Harvestman

East London Sound Ensemble – Echoes / Shadows

22:22
contemporary classical, electroacoustic
London, UK
Independent

Good Night Owl – Liars

44:29
progressive rock
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Independent

Mammock – Itch

30:38
noise rock
Athens, Greece
Independent

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