Review: Salford's most electrifying and unclassifiable band are back for the attack a mere couple of months after their paint-stripping 'Just Say No The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine' opus, and once again they've morphed beyond all recognition with the help of Dutch psych troupe RMFTM. The result of this collaboration, first premiered at the Eindhoven Psych Lab festival and later performed at Roadburn, is an ever-shifting and feverishly oppressive work, shot though with minimalist malice and post-punk dynamism, and as likely to appeal to fans of PiL and This Heat as abstract electronica. Another impassioned and fiercely impressive works from one of the finest bands in the land.
Review: British duo Raime are back with the first album since 2012's brilliant Quarter Turns A Living Line and their signature style of dark ambience and haunting imaginary soundtracks which incorporate jungle, dub and post-punk influences into the mix also. The album is said to be largely influenced by their side project Moin which incorporates rock and metal influences too. According to Blackest Ever Black "the DNA of dub-techno, garage/grime and post-hardcore rock music spliced into sleek and predatory new forms." Highlights include the moody subtractive rock of "Dialling In, Falling Out", the dub and post punk crossover of "Dead Heat" and the brooding mood-lighting of "Cold Cain".