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 from now through the new year!

Dale Cooper Quartet & the Dictaphones + Witxes ~ Split (Denovali, 28 November)

Find Hope in Darkness ~ Locked So Tightly in Our Dreams (Moving Furniture, 28 November)

Herbal Research – Sound non Sound, tape n°2 (Upside Down, 28 November)

Hex Horizontal ~ Act Natural (Geweih Ritual, 28 November)

Ilydaen ~ Maze (Finaltune, 28 November)

Julien A. Lacroix – Uruk Romantic Tales #2 (Upside Down, 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)

Arcade Messiah ~ S/T (Stereohead, 1 December)

David Harrow ~ On Forever Gone (Psychonavigation, 1 December)

Memory Drawings ~ Captivated EP (Hibernate, 1 December)

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

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

R. Seiliog ~ In Hz (Turnstile, 1 December)

Andrew Jasinski ~ Sea (Ricco, 2 December)

Exxasens ~ 2007-2014 (Ricco, 2 December)

James Blackshaw ~ Apologia (BFI, 4 December)

Steve Reich/Ensemble Avantgarde ~ Four Organs/Phase Patterns/Pendulum Music (Karlrecords, 5 December)

Afrikan Sciences ~ Circuitous (8 December, PAN)

Ben Frost ~ Variant (Mute, 8 December)

Jakob Skøtt ~ Taurus Rising (El Paraiso, 8 December)

Letha Melchior-Rodman ~ Shimmering Ghost (Siltbreeze, 8 December)

Linkwood ~ Expressions (Firecracker, 8 December)

Profligate ~ Finding the Floor (Not Not Fun, 8 December)

DEFCE ~ Surface Tension (9 December, Ohm Resistance)

Terminal Sound System ~ Dust Songs (Denovali, 12 December)

Runhild Gammelsaeter & Lasse Marhaug ~ Quantum Entanglement (Utech, 13 December)

Lubomyr Melnyk ~ Evertina (Erased Tapes, 15 December)

N ~ Heven (Denovali, 31 December)

N ~ Saarn (Denovali, 31 December)

Students of Decay ~ 2015 Sampler (Students of Decay – 2015 preview!)

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

V/A ~ All Things Converge (Womblabel, January)

Hessein ~ Your Empire, In Decline (The Long Story Recording Company, 15 January)

Matana Roberts ~ Coin Coin Chapter 3 (Constellation, 3 February)

The Union Trade ~ A Place of Long Years (Tricycle, 3 February)


  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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