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RECORD REVIEW: KISSY FLEUR (AUS) – RIPENED FRUIT
RECORD REVIEW: KISSY FLEUR (AUS) – RIPENED FRUIT

“I hope those that are unaware of the suffering that comes along with sexual assault will be confronted by the lyrics and I hope that those who can connect with the story can find healing within the songs, the...

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RECORD REVIEW: FAUSTINA MASIGAT (USA) – FAUSTINA MASIGAT
RECORD REVIEW: FAUSTINA MASIGAT (USA) – FAUSTINA MASIGAT

To pick apart and critically examine the beliefs you once trusted and firmly embraced and let go of all the ambitions you developed from and with them is one of the most difficult decisions anyone can undertake. It takes...

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RECORD REVIEW: PRIMAL CODE (ITA) – KONSTRUKT 008 EP
RECORD REVIEW: PRIMAL CODE (ITA) – KONSTRUKT 008 EP

Back in late January Milan ambient techno duo Davide Perrone and Gabriele Giuggioli aka Primal Code, dropped an eloquent and immediate four track EP which served as the eighth release from the fine Dutch label Konstrukt*. Having devoured the...

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RECORD REVIEW: COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS – MAY YOUR KINDNESS REMAIN
RECORD REVIEW: COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS – MAY YOUR KINDNESS REMAIN

“It feels good not to bartend.” Courtney Marie Andrews. The musical and lyrical content along with the title of the new Courtney Marie Andrews record May Your Kindness Remain is revealing on a number of levels. Not only does...

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RECORD REVIEW: BART SKILS – BELLS OF THE REVOLUTION EP
RECORD REVIEW: BART SKILS – BELLS OF THE REVOLUTION EP

A month back Amsterdam DJ/Producer Bart Skils released a new batch of super steady and subtlety rich techno wonders with his Bells of The Revolution four tracker for Drumcode. It’s been rather a long wait since the release of...

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RECORD REVIEW: LOWTIDE – SOUTHERN MIND
RECORD REVIEW: LOWTIDE – SOUTHERN MIND

Last Friday saw Melbourne shoegaze outfit Lowtide finally send their second album Southern Mind out into the world. It comes almost six months after we heard its first cut, the rhythmic and pop inspired  ‘Alibi‘ and the announcement they’d...

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LIVE REVIEW & IN PICTURES: ST. JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2018 – HARTS MILL, ADELAIDE
LIVE REVIEW & IN PICTURES: ST. JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2018 – HARTS MILL, ADELAIDE

With the St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival wrapping up in Fremantle on Sunday, its two week long music odyssey that began in Singapore and rounded Australia via New Zealand has again proven, alongside the Golden Plains weekender, why it remains...

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RECORD REVIEW: FUTURE MUSEUMS – ROSEWATER CEREMONY
RECORD REVIEW: FUTURE MUSEUMS – ROSEWATER CEREMONY

One of the many pleasing and lasting markers that has characterised independent music culturally over the last two decades has been its tendency to embrace patience and the compositional long game. It has seen a multitude of artists and...

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RECORD REVIEW: BED WETTIN’ BAD BOYS – ROT
RECORD REVIEW: BED WETTIN’ BAD BOYS – ROT

Sydney “(fuck) success” rock band Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys have just released their first record in four years.  And unsurprisingly with the usual wry self-deprecation, they’ve titled it Rot, a description which in truth while humorous is itself a...

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RECORD REVIEW: LAST LEAVES – OTHER TOWNS THAN OURS
RECORD REVIEW: LAST LEAVES – OTHER TOWNS THAN OURS

When The Lucksmiths called time in 2009 after 16 years and eight albums they left behind not only half a lifetime producing music of great melodic and structural quality but it was of a style and character that was created in...

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