Stunning, in short – a defiant highlight from the year so far, rooted amidst some legendary sounds but more firmly connected to the clear identity and artistic intention of the band.
Varied in mood, emotion, pace, detail, weight and intrigue – life is such a bother cleverly proves a reliable antidote or method for drowning out and relieving the weight of a bothersome life.
An ever-unpredictable Matt Reilly takes things down a boldly rhythmic, bass-heavy and synth-soaked pathway for this latest conceptually intriguing instrumental.
Auckland composer and producer Marc Armitage delves into the world of Cyberpunk Electronica as he reimagines classic soundtracks from video game levels for this brand new EP.
Every bit as creatively experimental and free from the confines of expectation as you’d hope. A refreshing alt-pop listen.
As the soundscape envelops listeners, surrounding them with heavy bass-work & multiple layers yet still plenty of cleverly incorporated space, the voice pours through as a clear guiding light.
Driving with a brilliantly free creative reach, Isaiah Mclaughlin’s second EP Revolution kicks into gear with an appropriate fusion of industrial rhythms and a notably contemporary vocal-tone and production finish.
Beautiful piano-work contrasts the relentless industrial pounding of the beat, to showcase the ultimate juxtaposition between a heartless industrial process & the very essence & freedom of being human.
Alien Jungle seems perfectly appropriate as a title, considering the other-worldly vibes combined with this level of vastness & vibrancy.
Introducing a deeply introspective, experimentally ambient new project, Derry’s Qn9nety offers up the aptly titled Occupying Space – an album that digs deep into personal responsibility & self-awareness.
Composer & producer Rob Waters joins forces with Tangerine Dream artist Ulrich Schnauss for this retro-electronic dreamland that is Der Verbote.
Hypnotic riff work & lightly doubled vocals loaded with seductive depth guide us through a deeply poetic, intriguing opening track as Head Fake’s new EP hits the scene.