A double dose of homegrown ambient music with Omit’s Negative Pulse Logic and Fuckault’s Sine Works Vol.1: Organics.
Northumbria make maximum use of their minimalism to strip away the distractions of modernity and tell a tale that resonates with primal emotions buried deep in our marrow.
No question, No Value is a great debut. But, even better, it shows a lot of promise for Long Distance Runner’s artistic future.
Songs of Sodomy & The Compost of Aethyr is monstrous vision, fully realised.
Milton’s music is often no-fi, off-the-grid, and red-raw. And it’s also heart-rending yet wholly euphoric.
Most of the music we listen to is comprised of variations on familiar themes. It’s much rarer to encounter genuinely innovative music like The All Seeing Hand create.
Plenty of instrumental bands can construct complex musical suites. But it takes a greater level of songwriting acumen to make that music dramatic and soul-stirring like Into Orbit do.
Here are my favourite homegrown alternative and experimental releases from 2016.
Six Noises EOY ’16: Outliers, Experimentalists, and Psychedelic Voyagers
Death’s Door is an arduous and harrowing reboot. And that’s exactly what’s needed, in this day and age.