Album review: Juni Habel – Carvings

Words by Gareth Thompson There’s a former school house just outside Rakkestad in rural southern Norway. With its front porch, climbing plants and ochre boarding it looks most welcoming. The songwriter Juni Habel now lives here and it’s where she recorded her second album, Carvings, in a bedroom, an old classroom and in the hallway. … Continue reading Album review: Juni Habel – Carvings

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: Marc Roberts – Ghost Of Clone

Words by Grey Malkin Cardiff’s Marc (Zeuk) Roberts continues his exploration of the wyrd and wonderful corners of both psych folk and baroque pop with Ghost of Clone, an ambitious and highly satisfying book and album pairing that exemplifies Robert’s uniquely creative and distinctive approach. Following on from recent Zeuk missives Crow Spanner and Minutes (where … Continue reading Album review: Marc Roberts – Ghost Of Clone

Album Review: Woody Green – S/T

Source: album artwork Words by Lady Godiva In a land across the sea lives a troubadour called Woody. His first name is bucolic and his surname is the color of his native Ireland's clover, hard to find a more pastoral moniker. He takes you on a magic carpet over forests, lakes and hamlets to his … Continue reading Album Review: Woody Green – S/T

Album review: Hill – Metaflections

Words by Grey Malkin Hill, Brighton based Pete Piskov's avant-psych project, have been issuing some of the most inventive and creatively free music upon the underground since their eponymously titled debut in 2016. Several missives have followed; not least 2020's 'Into Outta This World' and its sister release 'Into This Outer World', which saw Hill … Continue reading Album review: Hill – Metaflections

Album review: Joe James Boyle – Abraham Smoothe

Words by Lady Godiva Joe James Boyle has beget a fictional double based in the wild west, his name is AbrahamSmoothe. He is the ultimate outlaw who checks all the boxes: loner, gunslinger, fugitive, whiskey addicted chain drinker, his heart bleeds with resentment and revenge. The record opens with "The Ballad of Abraham Smoothe", with … Continue reading Album review: Joe James Boyle – Abraham Smoothe

Album review: Daniel M. Griffin – You’re Gonna Lose Your Mind

Source: album artwork Words by Lady Godiva Is the world bringing you down?  Take a time machine pill to yesteryear's colorful and vibrant universe with Daniel Griffin's analog concept record, You're Gonna Lose Your Mind. Get ready for a trip down the rabbit hole, on par with Alice in Wonderland. First, you are told you're … Continue reading Album review: Daniel M. Griffin – You’re Gonna Lose Your Mind

Album review: The Peacers – Blexxed Rec

Source: album artwork Words by Alexandra Dominica Three years after their 2017 sophomore release, The Peacers have once again returned to us with a third album Blexxed Rec - a golden artillery of dazzlingly experimental sounds. With such an eclectic and tantalising array of influences from Glam rock, to Baroque to Garage fusion, ‘Blexxed Rec’ … Continue reading Album review: The Peacers – Blexxed Rec

Album review: New Bums – Last Time I Saw Grace

Source: album artwork Words by Lady Godiva About half a century after Jack Kerouac and Gary Snyder's shamanic adventures, The Dharma Bums, New Bums surfaced whilst kicking their heels in San Francisco, reinventing bohemian life and releasing their debut in 2014. After a long time on the road interrupted by the pandemic, this year welcomes … Continue reading Album review: New Bums – Last Time I Saw Grace

Album review: Garcia Peoples – Nightcap At Wits End

Source: album artwork Words by Alexandra Dominica There is a storm brewing in America at the moment - anger, passion, rebellion, disquietude - you might say it is a country on the precipice of a revolution. You might say, the music industry, community and the American people are indeed at their ‘wits end.’ This restlessness … Continue reading Album review: Garcia Peoples – Nightcap At Wits End