NEW MUSIC: Albin – Mellandagar

Albin is the moniker of Albin Johansson, a musician, composer, and producer based in Malmö, Sweden. Primarily using analog synthesizers and drum machines, he’s released material on a number of labels over the last seven years and performed in cities such as Malmö, Berlin, Vienna, and New York. ‘Mellandagar’ comes from his new EP Passage, and it cuts a wonderfully minimalistic swathe through the history … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Albin – Mellandagar

ALBUM REVIEW: Moon Duo – Shadow Of The Sun

Making use of a limited palette of instruments and ideas is an approach that has tripped up many a musician as they’ve endeavoured to get to the core of their creativity and cut out any frills and fireworks. Both Moon Duo and singer/guitarist Ripley Johnson’s other band Wooden Shjips have always attempted to do just that and almost without fail they’ve succeeded. Moon Duo’s fourth … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Moon Duo – Shadow Of The Sun

LIVE REVIEW: Michael Rother @ OAF, Sydney (17/03/12)

  written by Chris Familton Melbourne’s Baptism of Uzi opened the night with their heavily krautrock influenced take on instrumental rock. With busy and propulsive drumming and wonderfully swirling psych synths they took the music into a decidedly human realm rather than the robotic nature of much of the music of that genre. Guitarist Bojan Stojanov kept the sound riding high and melodic with his … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Michael Rother @ OAF, Sydney (17/03/12)