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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: Earthlogoff – “Tipsy”

Berlin’s Kitchen Leg Records has just dropped the wonderfully schizoid debut by Earthlogoff, aka former Antihairball members RBRT and Sanaa. Still heavily indebted to Lightning Bolt (they’d be the first to admit it), the duo has now introduced samples and splices to their style to veer off in a direction more redolent of Franz de Waard and Roel Meekop’s heralded meltpop project Wieman, which is to say it’s noisy, disjointed, tremendous fun and strangely danceable.

Fungym flows well from track-to-track, filling gaps with brief, glitchy electronic bits like the spasmodic “Naive” and its close relative “Gremlins,” during which RBRT sets down the bass and proves himself an expert knob twiddler. Elsewhere it’s all crunch, crack and hum; earth-shaking bass pierced by laser beams of electronics and clipped blast beats from Sanaa’s analogue drums.

“Tipsy” encapsulates the duo’s sound perfectly, with its churning power metal bass riffs charging headlong into a sparking web of circuitry and ending in a tangled panic. Stream that track below and head across to Kitchen Leg to pick up a tape.