Dummy’s full-length debut Mandatory Enjoyment percolates with a mesmerizing, inescapable warmth—the best of its Krautpop niche this year.
Suuns’ The Witness is most easily described as gently terrifying. A creature that holds you and whispers sweet nothings in your ear about the end of the world.
Arizona’s Trees Speak offer up elements of sci-fi, prog rock, krautrock, and Italian film scores on PostHuman, and that’s a good thing.
Massachusetts rock collective, Sunburned Hand of the Man are back with their first studio album in a decade. Pick a Day to Die is a vast collection covering a wealth of styles and moods.
Krautrock’s Detlef Weinrich and folk’s Emmanuelle Parrenin team up for Jours de Grave, and it’s damn near perfect. It feels too organic and alive to be called “avant-garde”, even though it is.
Neu!'s Michael Rother reflects on the creative environment of lockdown, the struggles of playing experimental krautrock, and the collective beauty of live performance.
A power-trio of electric guitar, keyboards, and drums takes on the challenge of free improvisation—but using primarily elements of rock and electronica as strongly as the usual creative music or jazz. The result is focused.
Junk Drawer's "Temporary Day" is a simple yet compelling video for a gripping song that shows why the band have earned such acclaim in their native Ireland.
On their inspiring second album, Ohms, Arizona avant-garde collective Trees Speak invoke the best of expansive electronica through motorik repetitions across a sprawling masterwork.