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Autumn Is the End sounds like the penultimate spaghetti western soundtrack.
Bvdub’s music is euphoric enough for any discothèque but its true appeal lies in its moody, contemplative aspect.
Contains some of the most retro and forward-thinking music that Jonas Munk has done in a long time, maybe ever.
An album that is thoroughly obsessed with creating soundscapes as amorphous and spectral as possible — for better or worse.
At its best, Japancake’s take on the shoegaze classic offers some new insights into Kevin Shield’s masterpiece.
Hopefully, this collection of odds and sods from Manual’s archives presages a sea change in Jonas Munk’s career.
Shoegazer pop that proves to be far more affecting and infectious than one might initially think.
The label’s schedule includes new music from Alsace Lorraine, Rumskib, and Robin Guthrie and Harold Budd.
Mahogany’s shimmering sounds evoke futuristic metropolises that only seem to exist in sci-fi movies and anime.
As familiar as Guthrie’s music might be, it rarely sounds stale or recycled.
Featuring Aarktica, Robin Guthrie, July Skies, I Am Robot and Proud, Lowlife, and more.
A definite sleeper album, and one that will probably fly under most people’s radars.
On Continental, Robin Guthrie shakes free somewhat of his own well-defined sound.
To be perfectly honest, I just think Munk has found himself in a bit of rut.
As the name might imply, this is bright, shiny, shimmery California pop of the highest variety.
Azure Vista isn’t a bad album, but it does feel lacking simply because it sounds so familiar.
Piano Magic creates two hauntingly beautiful tales that sound like recordings straight from the Sargasso Sea.
Those expecting a full-on return to the massive, glacial soundscapes of Aarktica’s first album, No Solace In Sleep, might be somewhat disappointed.