Lingua nada, Kodian Trio, Shwesmo, Threnody, Essi, and Car Bomb

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Lingua nada – Djinn

Noise rock band Lingua nada are back, this time donning the stylized name لينغوا ذدى. Comparing this new opus to their last one, Snuff, it seems a bit more on the accessible side of the spectrum, but it ultimately sounds like an alt-rock or pop group going straight into psychedelic and experimental sounds, which is mighty fine by me. Djinn is varied and surprising in a lot of ways, full of effects and cool compositional devices. Totally recommend that album for those looking into weird pop rock music.

Kodian Trio – III (Trost)

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Weekly Release Dump

Friday, 20 September

The Agonist – Orphans (melodic death metal, metalcore)

Montréal, Québec

Casimir Liberski – Cosmic Liberty (math rock, jazz fusion)

Brussels, Belgium

João Lencastre’s Communion 3 – Song​(​s) of Hope (avant-garde jazz)

Lisbon, Portugal
Clean Feed

Cult of Luna – A Dawn to Fear (post-metal)

Umeå, Sweden
Metal Blade

Dustlights – Dreams Outside [EP] (post-doom)

New York

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Freese Trio, Prissy Whip, Pás de problème, Daniels, Pangaea, and Tides from Nebula

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Freese Trio – The Beast in the Blueprint

The Beast in the Blueprint is an astounding and creative album by Leeds trio Freese. Blending trip-hop and darkwave, among other things, Freese create a sombre but creatively gorgeous album. It’s full of haunting melodies and each song is very well crafted. A great album to be sure!

Prissy Whip – Swallow

Succinctly, Prissy Whip is a weird band. I love weird bands. On Swallow, the band offers us a delivery that is part avant-prog, part experimental pop, part noise rock, and all fun! Their sound mostly consists of altered … Read more

Weekly Release Dump

Friday, 13 September

A-Sun Amissa – For Burdened and Bright Light (experimental post-metal)


Aki Rissanen – Art in Motion (modern jazz)

Helsinki, Finland

Apparatus – Yonder Yawns the Universe (post-black metal)


Ben Melsky – Ensemble Dal niente (contemporary classical)

New York, New York
New Focus

Cloud Rat – Do Not Let Me off the Cliff [EP] (darkwave)


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Peach and Tomato, Form Subtract, Presence of Soul, Dr. Purgatory, Colin Hinton, and Claire Rousay

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Peach and Tomato – The Ultimate Pairing (Falcon Gumba)

Peach and Tomato is a violin and viola contemporary classical duo. On The Ultimate Pairing, musicians Sana and Leonor exchange and dialogue in various wonderful ways, sometimes like a face-off and other times a thorough interplay where each one builds on what the other brings. It’s a surprisingly fun and enjoyable record, sure to pique your brains for a while.

Form Subtract – Autonomist

Autonomist is the strong debut EP of Philadelphia-based duo Form Subtract. They play a totally banger style of progressive metalcore with scents of nu metal … Read more