The Sentinel

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Autechre – Foil

The opening track to Autechre’s 1994 album ‘Amber’ is like sinking into quicksand, or a warm bath,  or a K-Hole, depending on your “perspective”. Lovely alien Electronica.

Einstürzende Neubauten – Dead Friends (Around the Corner)

By Neubauten’s 2004 album ‘Perpetuum Mobile’, we were all used to them “wallowing in beauty” (as Blixa Bergeld said in a Wire interview in 1996); perhaps even the fans who wanted to hang on to their teenage angst along with their crusty old boots and dated hairstyles. This album shines and dazzles, and has moments of exquisite beauty on it, proving the band were still true to Blixa’s words.

Thundercat – Black Qualls (feat. Steve Lacy & Steve Arrington)

First Thundercat of 2020, and it’s as luxuriant and gorgeous as one would hope. Album coming soon we guess?

STL – From A Distance

Techno with a dubby bent from German Stephen Laubner’s 2009 EP, also called ‘From A Distance’.

Animal Collective – Kids on Holiday

Drowsy, stoned Folk from AnCo’s 2004 album ‘Sung Tongs’. Like nodding off and waking over and over again at, I don’t know, maybe an airport?

God – Car First

UK Noise Rock outfit God here, with a cover of a track by fellow UK Noise-Rockers Terminal Cheesecake. This is from the split 7″ they share with Terminal Cheesecake titled ‘Meathead / Car First’. On the flip side, Terminal Cheesecake cover God’s track ‘Meathead’.

African Head Charge – Far Away Chant (feat. Prince Far-I)

Prince Far-I on vocal duties on this cavernous track from the Psych Dub crews debut album, 1981’s ‘My Life In A Hole In The Ground’.

Deepchord presents Echospace – Symbolism in Transition

Deep ‘n’ dubby tune from the Deepchord crew, as one would expect. Aquatic Techno that sounds like a club banger that is deeply submerged in warm liquid.This is from their 2010 EP ‘Vibrational Studies (In Echospace)’.

J.G Thirlwell + Ensemble – Someone Drowned In My Pool (live at National Sawdust NYC 03.01.19)

Jim and his ensemble with a new arrangement for the Wiseblood classic ‘Someone Drowned In My Pool’. Nice to see these old Foetus and Wiseblood songs being delivered in this way. Coming to a venue near you soon.

Spires That in the Sunset Rise – Bee forms

Here’s they are, casting spells from the middle of the deep, dark woods again. This is from the bands 2006 album ‘Fire’.

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