Carvakas, Cleric, Fred Pallem, and Hedvig Mollestad

Carvakas – Casus


So, it’s my first time hearing about this Chilean band, but I must say I’m not disappointed. At first listen, Casus might sound a big rough around the edges, but upon further listening, it starts to be part of Carvakas’s sound and charm. Indeed, Casus sounds like a true old school progressive technical death metal album, and all of these rough edges I mentioned before help to maintain this illusion. I had a great time listening to this album!

Cleric – John Zorn’s Bagatelles, Volume 12 (Tzadik)

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Oh, Cleric. Cleric are unambiguously awesome. Between 2010’s … Read more

Birds in Row, In-Dreamview, Magma, and Infinien

Birds in Row – Gris Klein (Red Creek)


I love Birds in Row.
For a good while now did their music on me grow.
These ol’ hardcore anthems with a heavenly flow…
I love Birds in Row.
… are today followed by Gris Klein‘s hymns of sorrow.
The album’s great and this here poem helps me show
I love Birds in Row.

In-Dreamview – Spires


Hell yeah! I’ve been eagerly awaiting to listen to the new In-Dreamview album. They’ve got to be one of my favourite “nu-math” bands out there. Yeah I know I just invented that term, but… Read more

Margarida Guia & Random Record, Palm, Alta forma, and Nnamdï

Margarida Guia & Random Record – Untitled (Do It Youssef!)

As a tribute to activist, actress, composer, and performer Margarida Guia, Do It Youssef! are releasing her performance with Random Record (David Bausseron & Nicolas Chichagnot), recorded in 2012 in Brussels. This fifty-minute psychedelic free rock improvisation is an absolute mind-altering experience, thanks to the wildly creative work of the three musicians involved, and the characteristic narration of Margarida Guia. Drown in the mad world of this improvisation, you won’t regret it!

Palm – Nicks and Grazes (Saddle Creek)


Palm is a band from the future, bringing us avant-garde nu…… Read more

Kutu, Aeternam, Kolínga, and I, Parasite

Kutu – Guramayle


The Ceccaldi name is a promise of great music. On this album, both brothers collaborate with two Ethiopian singers from Addis Ababa to make a modern fusion of Ethiopian pop and jazz fusion. Everything is solidly backed up by drummer Cyril Atef, who’s previously played on other incredible albums, as with Bumcello. It’s an album made to groove, dance, and have a terribly fun time. The drums feel aptly Afrobeatish in essence most of the time, while the harmonization is walking the thin line between authentic and experimental. It’s a truly superb album!

Aeternam – Heir of

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