novemberThe Year Draws Down
We’ve just survived the onslaught of autumn releases, and now the schedule is quieting down, as sonic squirrels gather nuts and return to their shelters.  Some industrious labels have already begun to announce their releases for early 2015.  In the meantime, there’s still some ripe musical fruit on the 2014 tree.  Next month, we’ll be unveiling our year-end picks, but for now, here’s a glimpse at what’s coming between now and then.  We hope you’ll enjoy perusing the clips and that you’ll find your new favorite album right here.  New music is added to this page on a near-daily basis, so keep coming back to catch up on all the latest previews!

Thanks to you, our site experienced its best month ever (for the second month in a row!), averaging over a thousand home page visits a day.  Music for Haunted Houses was far and away our most-visited post, followed by the latest installment of the ACL Singles Chart.  Modern composition ruled the review department, with the most popular reviews covering music by Del Sol Quartet and A Winged Victory for the Sullen, in that order.  And now, here’s what’s coming up next: previews of music for November and beyond!

Celer ~ Sky Limits (Two Acorns, 1 November)

Cestine ~ Level (Twice Removed, 1 November)

Cinchel ~ Nature (Twice Removed, 1 November)

Lost Trail ~ An Elegy and a Mirror (Twice Removed, 1 November)

Hellenica ~ Blood Moon Wolf Head (2 November)

Clark ~ S/T (Warp, 3 November)

Elisa Luu ~ Enchanting Gaze (La bel/Hidden Shoal, 3 November)

Lortica ~ Mialle Tapes (Feral Media, 3 November)

Lviv ~ Transmission One (Low Point, 3 November)

Nick Gill ~ Grey Season (Effra Press, 3 November)

Ryan Teague ~ Block Boundaries (Village Green, 3 November)

Noberto Lobo ~ Fornalha (three:four, 4 November)

Lawrence English + Stephen Vitiello ~ Fable (Dragon’s Eye Recordings, 4 November)

Steve Roden ~ Flower & Water (Dragon’s Eye Recordings, 4 November)

Aina Myrstener ~ Cello (Flora & Fauna, 4 November)

Shook ~ Spectrum (Epicenter, 5 November)

Wolz ~ Observer Kid (Fuselab, 6 November)

Arms and Sleepers ~ Swim Team (Fake Chapter, 7 November)

Lars from Mars ~ Americanino (clang, 10 November)

Nazoranai ~ The most painful time … (Ideologic Organ, 10 November)

Neel ~ Phobos (Spectrum Spools, 10 November)

Vladislav Delay ~ Visa (10 November)

Nick Storring ~ Gardens (Scissor Tail, 11 November)

Tallesen ~ Stills Lit Through (Mexican Summer, 11 November)

TOMAGA ~ Futura Grotesk (Hands in the Dark, 12 November)

Matthew Craven ~ Unseen Spaces (Jordskred, 14 November)

Loscil ~ Sea Island (Kranky, 17 November)

Summon the Octopi ~ Nonversations (Sober Up, 17 November)

M. Geddes Gengras ~ Collected Works Vol. 2 New Process Music (Umor Rex, 18 November)

Rhyton ~ Kykeon (Thrill Jockey, 18 November)

Rasmus Fisker ~ Hydra (clang, 24 November)

Warning Light ~ XXXI (Stickfigure, 25 November)

Ilydaen ~ Maze (Finaltune, 28 November)

Radian and Howe Gelb ~ Radian Verses Howe Gelb (Radian Releases, 28 November)

Inward Circles (Richard Skelton) ~ Nimrod is Lost in Orion and Osyris in the Doggestarre (Corbel Stone Press, late November)

Mogwai ~ Music Industry 3.  Fitness Industry 1.  (Rock Action, 1 December)

PADDOX ~ Aphrodisiaque (Bear on a Bicycle/One Note Forever, 1 December)

Ben Frost ~ Variant (Mute, 8 December)

Signal ~ Tiruvannamalai/Event Horizon (Handmade Records, January)


  1. Rocktor

    Great job Rick…Thank you very much!!!

  2. FINALLY got to the end of all this. Added a few things to the 2014 list. As ever, ACL is expensive to read.

  3. Andrey

    Thanks a lot!

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