Posts Tagged amplifier

Awesome Science is, er, Awesome!

HUMANFLY – Awesome Science (Brew Records) Leeds metallers Humanfly returned this month with their fourth album Awesome Science, and my, what an awesome beast it is too! I only became aware of the band with their previous album/EP Darker Later, and in that record’s raw thirty eight minutes it ploughed more metal genres than you […]

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New Spotify Playlist – Space, Not so Silent Running

Time for a new Spotify playlist and today’s theme is “Space” decided by the Brakes track coming up on shuffle this morning. So here are an hour or so’s worth of space themed/inspired tracks, from the space rock of Hawkwind and Monster Magnet to the shoegaze and dreaminess of Slowdive and Eluvium. Ladies and Gentlemen […]

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The IPTOS 50 Best Albums of 2011 – Part One, The First Twenty

Here we are again, end of year list time, the culmination of nearly twelve months of listening, nodding (sometimes shaking) of head and tapping of feet. Lots of good stuff heard yet again with thankfully only a few disappointments. Some took longer to click than others, some unfortunately never did, but this year I have […]

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2011 – Half Time Report

We’re pretty much half way through the year so I thought it would be good to sum up what albums I think have made the grade and will be showing up in the end of year round up. So far 2011 has been rather excellent for new records, although for me there has not, as […]

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My January Musical Highlights

The first month of 2011 is almost over and if the rest of the year carries on like this it will be a spectacular year for new music! Here are a few videos from the albums I’ve heard this month that have had me coming back to them repeatedly. Wire – Red Barked Tree Up […]

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The Octopus Is Here!

Amplifier – The Octopus For fans of – Oceansize, Porcupine Tree, Tool, Pink Floyd After releasing “Insider” in 2006 Manchester band Amplifier decided that for their next release they wanted to control it all themselves, recording it and releasing it, without interference from jittery record labels wanting a run-of-the-mill 40 minute alt-rock album with plenty […]

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The Octopus is coming!

Manchester band Amplifier’s new album “The Octopus” is released on 31/01/11 and as a double album clocking in at around 2 hours, I think it may take some time to get my head around it. It is currently being streamed on their Bandcamp site, but you can listen to it here via the widget at […]

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