Slows – self-titled

Given all of his many tentacled endeavours, it’s a wonder that Matthew Simms has had the time, patience and head-space to devote to his solo alias Slows of late.  With his ongoing co-directorship of surprisingly durable art-pop janglers It Hug Backs and his increasingly prominent role in the latter-day incarnation of post-punk explorers Wire, … [Read more...]

Eat Lights Become Lights – Into Forever

A year can be a long time for super-prolific latter-day kosmische disciples.  And the last 12 months have certainly seen a seemingly inexhaustible supply of such purveyors' wares (especially through The Great Pop Supplement’s sister label Deep Distance, which has slipped out some seriously salivating and collectible releases from the likes of … [Read more...]

Jonas Reinhardt – Powers of Audition

It took me a couple of albums to figure it out, but Jonas Reinhardt isn’t real. Rather, Jonas Reinhardt isn’t a living and breathing person, but the embodiment of an idea: specifically, a suave, perhaps academic, German electronic musician from the 70’s. Although press materials lead one to believe Jonas Reinhardt is a he, not an it, unmasking the … [Read more...]

Mark McGuire – A Pocket Full of Rain

As one third of Cleveland psych-droners Emeralds, guitarist Mark McGuire could lay claim to being a prolific artist, as they’ve released dozens of CD-Rs, LPs, and cassettes in just over four years. However, on top of that output, he also has a solo discography that’s more than 20 releases long, all limited-run and on tiny labels or self-released. … [Read more...]