Premiere: Altkat – Solstice Night

Banlieue Records, a label best known for its club-ready focus, serves up a curveball with the latest outing. The sophomore release from Turkish-American artist Altkat, Lakerda is an intriguing, mesmeric listen ...

Premiere: Exael – cyl reedit

Over in Berlin the nascent XPQ? label is simmering along nicely – just one record in and they've already recruited a stellar cast as ambient heads Huerco S., uon, and Naemi contributed to inaugural release, Gho...

Premiere: Jean-Luc – Inspiration

Dutch imprint Knekelhuis continue in their vein of playful esotericism on their twenty-third outing. Introducing Jean​-​Luc, a newly-formed collaboration between Luc Bersier, Low Bat, Leonard Prochazka and Arie...

Premiere: Earthman – Radiant Bio Energy Field

The process of 'orogenesis' is a reconfiguration of tectonic plates via magnetic manipulation. As our various home worlds are mined of their mineral blood, turned husk and dust by over-extraction and categorise...

Premiere: Merdh Laleh – Peripety

Copenhagen-based experimentalists Petrola 80 push the boat out once again on Water For Your Eyes. A harrowing tale of love and loss, a full-length debut from Merdh Laleh - real name Valdemar Kragelund - explore...

Premiere: MR TC – Zeuglodon

Expanding on psychedelic dance explorations with the parent label, Thomas Lea Clarke, AKA MR TC, is making his debut for Optimo subsidiary, Against Fascism Trax. A five-track affair, it's an aural pronouncement...

Premiere: Sordid Sound System – The Void

Green Door Studio co-founder and sound engineer to the likes of Golden Teacher and MR TC, Stuart Evans is no stranger to music grounded in psychedelia. Releasing under the name Sordid Sound System, those same l...

Premiere: SFV Acid – Oops

Ekster, the Belgian label responsible for those beautiful EXO comps, are sparing with their output – last year their only release was an EP by the unfamiliar Milan W. This is fairly typical; the names are niche...