Stream – Battles – Gloss Drop (Warp)

New York six-legged rhythmic juggernaut Battles are one of the most exciting and respected alternative bands of recent years and they return with their second album ‘Gloss Drop’. The album ranges from lead track ‘Ice Cream’, a “grunty, squelchy, jubilant freakout” according to the NME, and Radio 1’s The Hottest Record In The World -…

New Releases – Fennesz / Daniell / Buck – Knoxville (Thrill Jockey)

A collaboration between Christian Fennesz, David Daniell (San Agustin) and Tony Buck (The Necks). Recorded on February 7th, 2009, at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee, the aptly named Knoxville, documents the first meeting of three of the most recognized players in experimental music. Christian Fennesz (guitar and electronics), David Daniell (guitar), and Tony…

New Releases – Godflesh – Streetcleaner Redux (Earache)

Two-disc/remastered edition of Godflesh's first full-length, which originally came out in 1989.  Second CD includes two unreleased tracks, as well as a plethora of live tracks, alternate mixes and demos. Twenty-one years after its original release, Godflesh's first full-length album, Streetcleaner, has been reissued in a deluxe two-disc edition that features both a remastered version…