Slowdive // Slowdive (2017) Shoegaze - Vey spacy. It’s as if they combined the sleepwalking vibe of Souvlaki with the big, open sound of Pygmalion. Sugar For The Pill and Everyone Knows are the best tracks imo
Anathema // The Optimist (2017) Prog Rock, Post Rock - More down to earth than Distant Satellites. The band feels less epic and grand, but in a good way.
Exploded View // Exploded View (2016) Post Punk, Krautrock - Anika is one of my favorite modern post punk/experimental songwriters, she has never gotten anywhere near the attention she deserves. You can really hear her voice through the song writing and the political commentary entwined in the music.
Death’s Dynamic Shroud.wmv // I’ll Try Living Like This (2015) Vaporwave, IDM - I’m still trying to make sense of it? It’s self referential vaporwave, if that helps.
Full of Hell // Trumpeting Ecstasy (2017) Grindcore - Reminds me of the new Code Orange album, except with better execution. While the new CO album is hit or miss when it comes to using ‘experimental’ production while still keeping their songs as heavy as possible, Full of Hell kills it at every turn.
Future Islands // The Far Field (2017) Synthpop, New Wave - I loved Singles, this album basically follows the same template. There aren’t quite as many immediately catchy songs, but I’ve only listened to it twice so who knows, maybe I’ll change my mind. The bass playing is still fucking heavenly.
Violet Cold // Anomie (2017) Post Black Metal - One of the better new releases of a still developing genre.
マクロスMACROSS 82-99 // A Million Miles Away (2014) Vaporwave, Vapor-Funk - Not much going on in terms of ‘meaningful’ content, but who cares, it’s really fun. It can be a little repetitive, but enjoyable in bursts.
Mass of Fermenting Dregs //
ワールドイズユアーズ (2009) Noise Rock, Shoegaze - Really underrated math rock inspired noise rock. It’s fucked up that they get lumped together with Tricot and other female fronted Japanese bands even though they have next to nothing in common sound wise.
The original Faust in their Wümme studio, 1971 (from left to right: Werner Diermaier, Jean‑Hervé Péron, Rudolf Sosna, Gunther Wüsthoff, Uwe Nettelbeck, engineer and equipment designer Kurt Graupner, Hans Joachim Irmler, Arnulf Meifert…)