Diagonal – Live In Leeds 2012 (2021)

“A remastered ‘official bootleg’ documenting Diagonal in its second formation – playing live in support of Wolf People in 2012 at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds. A very different beast to the current band line-up, this Diagonal shared territory with the likes of Magma and ‘Red’ era King Crimson. Hot from the release of their second album ‘The Second Mechanism’ Diagonal were in top muscular form, sonically blasting West Yorkshire with unique, pulsating heavy prog.”

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Free Whenever – Jam Junkies, Vol. 1 (2021)

“Free Whenever is an American psychedelic rock duo formed in 2020 in Brooklyn, NY. It was co-founded by multi-instrumentalist pair Neil Guleria and Trevor LaVecchia, who are responsible for all of the band’s writing, performing, recording, and production. The band’s signature sounds include freeform electric guitar and bass melodization, effects-heavy analog synthesizers, and a blend of acoustic drums and hand percussion. They have a vast range of influences both in and outside of their immediate genre, but the core inspiration of behind the band’s psychedelic sound character comes from both classic artists like Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, and Grateful Dead and contemporary artists like Tommy Guerrero, RHCP, Tame Impala, MGMT, and Khruangbin.”

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Sunn Trio – Electric Esoterica (2020)

“Enter Sunn Trio. A punk trio that is influenced by Middle Eastern psych, free jazz, and improvisation… trio that composes music that challenges every notion of what rock, punk, or psych can be; however, at the same time, the music is crafted with improvisational focus and middle eastern influence that should be the basis for this generation’s new music… The music has an import that shows a deference to eastern music, while expressing a freedom that isn’t present in any modern music.”

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Hedvig Mollestad Trio – Smells Funny (2018)

“When a power trio can share the stage comfortably with the likes of John McLaughlin and Black Sabbath, you know two things: They rock hard, yet provide enough harmonic content and improvisational daring to make it interesting. Norway’s Hedvig Mollestad Trio does precisely that on its sixth album. Recorded live in the studio, Smells Funny is a metal-jazz excursion that often tips into the Sonny Sharrock zone, fueled by Ellen Brekken’s rumbling bass, Ivar Loe Bjørnstad’s insistent pulse and Mollestad’s hellacious chops and fertile imagination… When Frank Zappa famously said, “Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny,” he was referring to a moldering of the music. The Hedvig Mollestad Trio aims at providing an antidote with this audacious outing.”

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