25/30 art pop dance folk

feli colina – LXS INFERNALES

Colina expresses a smouldering heat, searching for what’s under the clothes and beneath the skin.

25/30 album of the week ambient spoken word

ellen zweig – the fiction of the physical

Ellen Zweig’s poetry throughout the 70s and 80s is compiled on this 40-minute-or-so record courtesy of Phantom Limb.

16/30 art pop singer-songwriter

bc camplight – the last rotation of earth

TLROE’s loudmouth irony dwarfs its heartfelt instrumentals to make both feel inane.

23/30 ambient experimental

nobuka – fehrbelliner str.

It is a special achievement of ‘Fehrbelliner Str.’ that it applies industrialism to frame individual and collective experience.

9/30 ambient

fred again.. & brian eno – secret life

This is one of the emptiest statements either Fred again.. or Brian Eno will ever make. 

26/30 pop revisited review singer-songwriter

jens lekman – night falls over kortedala

A chic rom-com with the lyrical posture of Morrissey and the humour of Father John Misty.

23/30 country folk rock

william tyler & the impossible truth – secret stratosphere

Psychedelia is always at risk of either getting lost in the abstract or enclosing itself in a single mind.

20/30 electronic house pop

everything but the girl – fuse

EBTG’s themes of desperation and recovery peak in the more dynamic second-half.

29/30 dance house revisited review

the avalanches – since i left you (2000)

‘Since I Left You’ is both epistemically opaque and emotionally intimate.