The photographer capturing the modern-day Witches of Los Angeles

Photographer Zander Fieschko grew up in Pittsburgh and studied Cinematography and Sociology at Emerson College in Boston before moving to Los Angeles. His most recent and ongoing project seeks to capture the contemporary witchcraft practitioners of LA. About the project Fieschko writes: Here is a project about Witches. As many subjects have freely admitted, this … Continue reading The photographer capturing the modern-day Witches of Los Angeles

EP Review: Mandrake Handshake – The Triple Point of Water

Words by Alexandra Dominica With a name to conjure with and sounds to move and shake to, ‘Triple Point of Water’ is a poignant and turbo charged voyage through the psychedelic rapids. Taken from a Brian Jonestown Massacre track title of the same name, Mandrake Handshake are the only root you’ll need in your witch’s … Continue reading EP Review: Mandrake Handshake – The Triple Point of Water

Album review: Upupayāma – The Golden Pond

Words by Lady Godiva Stemming from Alessio Ferrari’s vivid imagination and bucolic surroundings, The Golden Pond is Upupayama’s new release following his promising self-titled debut from last year. As the artwork may manifest, Upupayāma (literally mountain hoopoe), a semi-fictional bird, still flies over the most outstanding and lush greenery. A mere glance at the sleeve … Continue reading Album review: Upupayāma – The Golden Pond

EP review: Belbury Poly – Farmer’s Angle

Words by Grey Malkin Initiating the start of a reissue programme that should see many of the out of print highlights and treasures from Ghost Box Recordings back catalogue resurface, comes a welcome reprint of label maestro Jim Jupp’s first outing as Belbury Poly, Farmer’s Angle, this time as a 7” vinyl EP. Belbury Poly, … Continue reading EP review: Belbury Poly – Farmer’s Angle

Album review – The Leaf Library – Library Music: Volume One

Words by Grey Malkin Library Music: Volume One is a welcome compilation from North London’s The Leaf Library, gathering together fourteen years’ worth of singles, compilation tracks and one offs, essentially giving these tracks a permanent, proper home and allowing listeners to delve into a stylistically more varied and deeply fascinating ‘other’ side of the band. Songs that … Continue reading Album review – The Leaf Library – Library Music: Volume One

Album review: Minstrels for Sleepless – My Father the Sea & Other Fables

Album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Minstrels for Sleepless, or multi-instrumentalist Nick Palmer (of Directorsound and The A. Lords) along with friends such as psych folk artist Sharron Kraus, vocalists Ellen Harris and Grainne Nestor, cello player Chris Cole (Third Eye Foundation) and percussionist Ian Holford (Nectarine No.9), initially presented the long awaited My Father … Continue reading Album review: Minstrels for Sleepless – My Father the Sea & Other Fables

Album review: Hooveriii – A Round of Applause

Words by Lady Godiva Carrying on their epic astral trail, Hooveriii are back in force with their third album A Round of Applause, reaching a new milestone on their sound quest.  Their music is like a colossal spaceship that flies across the solar system and their trajectory is literally interstellar. "See" greets you into familiar … Continue reading Album review: Hooveriii – A Round of Applause

Album review: Adam Geoffrey Cole – The Tracks of the Afterlander

Words by Rhys Jones Under the guise of Trappist Afterland, Adam G Cole has carved out an uncompromising and often exciting back catalogue of acidic spiritual folk that weaves Eastern time signatures, ethereal drones and meditative audio journeys, which resulted in 2020’s Seaside Ghost Tales. The double album culminated in a series of songs that … Continue reading Album review: Adam Geoffrey Cole – The Tracks of the Afterlander

Review: The Jangling Man – The Martin Newell Story

The Jangling Man film premiere Thursday 29th September 2022 at Hackney Picturehouse. Words by Emmally Parsons Illustrations by Joe Munro Introducing the man who did an eco-green tour via bicycle before it was deemed woke or a marketing stunt. Martin Newell…  “He’ll gladly tangle with the weeds And meet all your herbacious needs And then … Continue reading Review: The Jangling Man – The Martin Newell Story

Album review: The Advisory Circle – Full Circle

Words by Grey Malkin The Advisory Circle, AKA Cate Brooks, has been releasing beautiful, sepia-tinted electronic missives for seventeen years now, starting with the influential Mind How You Go EP and progressing onwards via the eerie loveliness of As The Crow Flies to 2018’s multi-layered and cinematic Ways of Seeing. Often utilising or referencing the … Continue reading Album review: The Advisory Circle – Full Circle