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Saâda Bonaire - Saâda Bonaire

Wow, it's not too often I hear a new band that really knocks me on my ass. This band is very much a contemporary sounding group, with massively retro 80s sounds – killer slap bass; vintage synth sounds – brass, bells; disaffected, robotic sounding German-accented female vocals; damsel-in-distress shrieks and gasps; funky guitar lines dripping with chorus; vintage drum machines – this album has it all. Killer songs, killer production. What more could you ask for from a new band? Oh yeah, how a...
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In st cuthberts time

Chris Watson - In St Cuthbert's Time - The Sounds of Lindisfarne and the Gospels

Chris Watson, known for his work with Cabaret Voltaire and The Hafler Trio, has also had a very successful career as a field recording artist. With _The Sounds of Lindisfarne and the Gospels_ Watson created a sound installation that attempted to recall the sound of the remote UK island of Lindisfarne – situated on the northwest coast of England, almost up towards Scotland, and also known as "Holy Island" – as it would have sounded around the time of the writing of the Lindisfarne Gospels. ...
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Ranger - Knights of Darkness

Ranger are a metal band from Helsinki that traffic in classic sounds – speed, thrash, whatever you want to call it, this is some seriously sick shit. Screaming vocals, raging guitars, sick solos, pummelling rhythms, this is _badass_. Nothing new here, in fact it sounds like these guys have been out of whatever cave they might have crawled out of since the 1980s, which is the last time this sound saw the light of day. They ride the line between an extremely raw sound, and yet t...