Joe Price

Arca - Xen

Arca - Xen

‘Xen’ is full of gorgeously haunting contradictions.

JJ - V

JJ - V

A consistently strong listen, albeit a somewhat uneventful one.

clipping. - CLPPNG

clipping. - CLPPNG

The thing that makes 'CLPPNG' so appealing isn’t how it subverts norms; it’s how it embraces them.

Tobacco - Ultima II Massage

Severely damaged, sometimes terrifying, and always enjoyable, it’s his most challenging album yet.

Tobacco: ‘I’m Just Entertaining Myself’

Tom Fec discusses torturing his already broken sound on new album ‘Ultima II Massage’.

TEEN - The Way And Color

Louder, bolder, but a little less unique.

Woods - With Light And With Love

Perhaps their most immediate, but also most expansive release yet.

Ramona Lisa - Arcadia

An endearingly frustrating record that deserves more treatment than it is given, if only for its stellar lyrical content.

Chet Faker - Built On Glass

An exciting debut.

Ratking - So It Goes

Incredibly daring hip-hop that isn’t trying to impress, but does so anyway.

The Notwist, The Fleece, Bristol

There’s a sense of expansiveness that lends itself well to a live setting.

Tycho - Awake

If a comparison has to be made regarding Tycho's sound, it’s that of the most relaxing walk in the countryside conceivable.

Sisyphus - Sisyphus

Not a record concerned with beauty, despite frequently embracing it.

Perfect Pussy - Say Yes To Love

There’s no release from Perfect Pussy’s frighteningly tight grip.

Babe - Volery Flighty

The focus is primarily on making breezy and buoyant off-kilter pop songs.

Danny Brown, KOKO, London

With his rhymes hitting the crowd right square in the teeth, his accuracy is simply alarming.

Arthur Beatrice - Working Out

A dynamic debut that's the very picture of untouched beauty.

Lo-Fang - Blue Film

His electronics blend perfectly with his soft voice, heating the otherwise frosty soundscapes.

The Notwist - Close To The Glass

Once again frighteningly fresh.

CEO - Wonderland

An album which prefers to glisten rather than to outright shine.

Young Fathers - Dead

A brilliant example of the beauty to be found in destruction.

Gem Club - In Roses

Not much is said, but a lot is told.

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