Review: Keiji Haino on guitars, vocals and synths, Oren Ambarchi on drums, and Stephen O'Malley on bass. That ain't exactly a bad way to start a band. In fact, around these parts, that sort of line-up is considered an instant purchase, which in our world means no salary at the end of the month! Nazoranai formed back in 2012 and, while the trio have only released three LPs, it's all about the quality. Beginning To Fall In Line Before Me So Decorously The Nature Of All That Must Be Transformed is, all things considered, an acquired taste throughout its two segments of doom. However, there is so much depth to this music that it'll surely appeal to a whole host of music aficionados. From the percussion to the arrangement of its peculiar sonics, there is something in here for all walks of life, not to mention O'Malley's raucous bass hitting complete climax by the end of "Track 2". What a blinder!
Review: Tangerine Dream's 1975 album Ricochet gets a vinyl reissue. Consisting of only two tracks, both parts of "Ricochet" are shifting soundscapes in the best arpeggiated 70s tradition and bonafide classics of the genre, influencing everyone from Emeralds through Oneohtrix Point Never. Essential.