Review: Hibushibire – Turn On, Tune In, Freak Out!

Hailing from Japan’s Kansai district Hibushibire are at the forefront of the new wave of Japanese psychedelic rock bands. Their Freakout Orgasm! album from early 2017 reset my expectations on what psych rock is all about as effectively as Mainliner and Musica Transonic did back in the mid 90’s. Yes, they are that good and…

Review: The Mystery – Eternity Without Limits

When it comes to the best of post-punk/experimental music, the origins of the magic can be hard to explain. Whether its Neu! making memorable one-note songs that go on forever or the skeletal magnificence of Young Marble Giants / Marine Girls everything seem to be about series of happy accidents - what spells disaster on…

Review Batch: Jeff Mercel / Cloud Diameter / VUM / M. Shutak

  Jeff Mercel - Lunescapes Volume One Lunescapes Volume One, the debut release by Jeff Mercel (former member of Mercury Rev), is a beautiful record with glistening and articulate piano accompanied by strings, pedal steel guitar, and self-described “sonic manipulations.” The contributions to this album by Jonathan Talbott, Jane Scarpantoni, D. James Goodwin, and Matthew…

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