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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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Stream: Beachers – “8th February 2007”

Recorded directly before the UK was placed in lockdown to protect against the spread of COVID-19, London-based Beachers’ FM/AM, which seeks to replicate the uncanny atmosphere found when you fall into the cracks on the dial between radio stations, couldn’t have arrived at a more pertinent time.

Creepy near-silence, supernal fuzz of doubtful origin, gummed-up funk extractions and threadbare fragments of classical music all form parts of Daryl Worthington’s latest dispatch, summing up well the aberrant deracination of our times – who reading this does not currently feel somehow torn from the established flow of things and left to flail between realms, unsure of which side of the chasm represents security, normality, reality?

You have time on your hands. FM/AM is available now on a pay-what-you-like basis and you can stream the lurching “8th February 2007” below: