Album Reviews

Stuck in November – First Slice of Cake

If a topple of toddlers were fed nothing but jujubes and sugary drinks for a weekend and then let loose in a room full guitars, drums and synths (we’ll assume, for the sake of this scenario, that the toddlers are also...

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Madboy – Boy EP

Over the last half-decade, Imaad Shah has rapidly graduated through the stages of refining his craft, style and importance, largely in the public eye. In film, work in niche low-budget affairs has given way to roles in...

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Fuzzy Logic – Guerilla Monsoon

Like a lot of electronic artists who came before him, Fuzzy Logic has futuristic themes encoded deep within his DNA. Guerilla Monsoon sic, like its predecessor, has him rearranging familiar elements according to his own...

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Sid Vashi – Motherland Tourism

Sid Vashi’s debut LP, Motherland Tourism, first hit the internet via SoundCloud and Bandcamp in September 2013. Having released little since, bar sporadic loosies and covers (including a fantastic version of Danny...

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Peter Cat Recording Company – Climax

One of the most exciting things about being a music lover is discovering a fantastic band you’d never heard before. Stumbling upon Peter Cat Recording Company (PCRC) as I did made me wonder how many artists may have...

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Meta Forrester – Son of Sam

On Son of Sam, Scott Hsu’s one-man band Meta Forrester recounts the tale of the rise and fall of Samson, one of the last of the chieftains — or judges, as they are referred to in the Hebrew Bible — of the...

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Bit of Both – Prequels & Sequels

I first listened to Bit of Both’s Prequels & Sequels during a Monday morning Uber ride to work. The music’s insistent four-on-the-floor beat thumped in my ears as my Toyota crawled through Bangalore’s gungy...

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Madboy/Mink – Union Farm

Madboy/Mink, the funk duo from Mumbai, took many music lovers by surprise with the release of their first EP, All Ball. They tinkered with sounds, passing around blunts of dub, indie-electronic, electro-swing and...

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Tajdar Junaid – What Colour is Your Raindrop

Approaching Tajdar Junaid’s debut album, What Colour is Your Raindrop, is a loaded venture. Junaid and his collaborators create an album that is packed with fantastic ideas and organic sounds. After a surge of less...

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Nucleya – Bass Rani

On 2013’s Koocha Monster, Nucleya combined Indian folk instrumentation with thunderous robot-sex dubstep wobbles and wrecking ball percussion that wasn’t heard as much as it was felt. The result was an EP that lent...

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