November 12th, 2020

What’s Goin’ On shared from long awaited new Cabaret Voltaire album Shadow Of Fear

Posted on 12 Nov 2020 at 9:32am

It’s Richard H Kirk’s first new Cabaret Voltaire album since 1994.

With Shadow Of Fear set for release on November 20th via Mute, What’s Goin’ On has been shared from the first Cabaret Voltaire album in 26 years.

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Music Venue Trust launches ‘traffic light system’ to highlight venues still in danger of imminent closure

Posted on 12 Nov 2020 at 8:40am

The fight continues for Music Venue Trust.

There was some good news amidst the gloom of 2020 last month when it was revealed that 89% of grassroots music venues which had applied for aid via the UK government’s Cultural Recovery Fund were successful.

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Album Review: Pole – Fading

Posted on 12 Nov 2020 at 8:09am

Pole returns to Mute for first album since 2015’s Wald.

Of all the many rabbit holes to go down when venturing into the world of electronic music, few go deeper than the burrow that leads to dub techno, the floor-rattling hybrid of scenes built in Detroit, Michigan and Kingston, Jamaica.

As a sound in Britain, Alex Patterson and The Orb commercialised it, whilst the late Andrew Wetherall predictably bent out new shapes from the bleeps and bass on several criminally underrated albums, recording as Two Lone Swordsman.

Not many countries have embraced techno more enthusiastically than Germany, however.

As an example, the influence of Stefan Betke’s twenty-five-year-plus career as Pole – named after a broken Waldorf 4-Pole filter that gave his earliest music its distinctive sound – was recognised earlier this year with the reissue his first three albums as one vast tract of retro-minimalism.

If more recent output has seen a shift from this glitchy pop and hiss-filled base, Fading partially retrieves it, diligently using, Betke says, threads from those older works, retaining connection.

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Dream Wife to release IRL (Live In London 2020) album

Posted on 12 Nov 2020 at 7:38am

Dream Wife are releasing their only live show of 2020.

When Dream Wife put on a gig at Peckham Audio in London back in January ahead of the summer release of their So When You Gonna… LP, the prospect of it proving to be their only live outing of 2020 must have seemed impossible.

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Noel Gallagher joins Terry Hall on Le Volume Courbe’s delicate Daniel Johnston cover

Posted on 12 Nov 2020 at 7:11am

Noel Gallagher joins an all-star team for Mind Contorted cover.

Le Volume Courbe has released the version of Daniel Johnston’s track Mind Contorted which will feature on her new EP Fourteen Years when it’s released tomorrow.

Loyle Carner teams up with acclaimed producer Madlib on new single Yesterday

Posted on 12 Nov 2020 at 6:55am

Loyle Carner releases his first new music of 2020.

Teaming up with producer extraordinaire Madlib, Loyle Carner has emerged into this grim year during its final stages with a new single entitled Yesterday.

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