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A few months ago I was DJing metal and noise at what was more of a sweaty dance party than a space for metal and noise, but somehow Pyramids “Hellmonk” got people especially psyched: Arms in the air, eyes closed, tongues out, etc. Telling. The last time I mentioned the Denton post-metallers around here, it… More »

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Stream James Blackshaw Fantômas (Stereogum Premiere)

Something we’ll surely get used to as the decade continues is the fact that we’re going to start hitting the 100-year anniversaries of some very important films. This year marked the triple-digit birthday of the Fantômas series. The serialized films followed the anti-hero thief Fantômas who would often stage sadistically elaborate ways of murdering hi… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 23, 2014 - 11:31 am

James Blackshaw – “All Is Falling (Part 7 Edit)” (Stereogum Premiere)

James Blackshaw’s on a mighty roll. He’s released a number of fine albums, but grab 2007’s The Cloud of Unknowing (especially), 2008’s piano-threaded Litany Of Echoes, and last year’s piano-and-string (and etc.) augmented The Glass Bead Game to hear the London guitar virtuoso/multi-instrumentalist at his best. Upping the ante, Blackshaw’s forthcoming eighth studio album AllMore »

By: brandon / May 28, 2010 - 12:52 pm

ATP 2010: Curated By Matt Groening @ Butlin’s Holiday Centre, Minehead, UK

This past weekend was the Matt Groening-curated ATP, which went down in Butlins, Minehead, UK. Iggy Pop and Toumani Diabate were the highlights of the first night (along with ATP staples Built To Spill, Broadcast, Liars, and Shonen Knife). Day 2 featured performances from the xx and Boredoms (both bands would place twice, the latter… More »

By: jessica / May 10, 2010 - 6:07 pm

New James Blackshaw – “Cross” (Stereogum Premiere)

As suggested by the previously posted “Infinite Circle,” James Blackshaw’s gorgeous Litany Of Echoes found the London-based guitarist mixing piano into haunting, pristine 12-string compositions. We haven’t heard all of Blackshaw’s Hermann Hesse-referencing The Glass Bead Game, his first collection for M. Gira’s Young God Records, but so far it sounds like he’s continued finding… More »

By: brandon / April 7, 2009 - 9:57 am

New James Blackshaw – “Infinite Circle”

The 26-year old London-based guitarist James Blackshaw has been putting together haunting and invigorating (and just flat-out stunning) compositions for solo 12-string guitar for quite some time. In 2007 it was his excellent The Cloud Of Unknowing. This month he’s back with the intensely beautiful, insular sixth album Litany Of Echoes. To keep it i… More »

By: brandon / June 10, 2008 - 11:13 am