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Review: Retribution Body, "Baphomet"

By Steve Dewhurst

For Baphomet‘s creation, Matthew Azevedo decamped to Methuen Memorial Music Hall, replete with its 160 year old Great Organ and famed four-second reverberation.

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A Folk Music of Sorts: An Interview with Zefan Sramek of Precipitation

By Jason Cabaniss

"For much of my work, both musical and otherwise, the notion of place is very important. That’s one of the reasons I like using field recordings."

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Inbox #10: Real Life Ambient Top 10

By Emmerich Anklam

Greil Marcus, whose books like Mystery Train and Lipstick Traces and The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs deepen the mysteries of rock music instead of explaining them away, has kept up his Real Life Rock Top 10 column with few interruptions for more than thirty-five years. This edition of The Inbox is structured after his column and dedicated to him.

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Guest Playlist #08: H. Anthony Hildebrand

By Steve Dewhurst

“The first album I was given was Rolf Harris’ Greatest Hits... that’s how not cool the music happening at our house was."

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Watch: Party Dozen feat. Nick Cave, “Macca The Mutt”

Delayed ever so slightly by the death of Nick Cave’s son, the second track to emerge from Sydney rabble-rousers Party Dozen‘s forthcoming album The Real Work features a brief but amusingly confounding cameo from the Bad Seeds legend himself.

“Macca The Mutt” contains everything we’ve come to know and love about the noise rock duo, from saxophonist Kirsty Tickle’s unique vocal method of yelling directly into the bell of her horn to Jonathan Boulet’s crashing percussion and the manipulated wail and thrash of electronics that underpins it all – the crowning glory, though, is Cave’s sudden arrival on the scene. As with all things Party Dozen, it combines enormous fun with blasts of sheer racket to fantastic effect. 

The track’s video sums proceedings up perfectly and encapsulates just how enjoyable time spent with Party Dozen is. Interspersed with live footage from the back of a rented van are clips of the duo trashing old cars with sledge hammers, a chaotic vision of shattered glass and crumpled metal that reflects well the boisterous thrill of the full-tilt Party Dozen experience.

The Real Work is scheduled for release on 8 July via Temporary Residence and you can check out the video for “Macca The Mutt” below.