Author Archives: John J Nicol

Will Guthrie | People Pleaser

March 17th, 2017 | by John J Nicol

Despite the thrill and confusion of the first spin, "People Pleaser" from drum virtuoso and sound artist Will Guthrie is just that


Review: Ty Segall | Ty Segall

January 23rd, 2017 | by John J Nicol

Ty Segall's latest is "gloriously patchy" as new and interesting ideas emerge from a seemingly endless well of inspiration, writes John Nicol


Oren Ambarchi | Hubris

October 18th, 2016 | by John J Nicol

Oren Ambarchi's stupendous album "Hubris" could be album of the year, distilling the best elements of the experimental tradition into 40 minutes of pure exhilaration


Review: Tim Presley | The Wink

September 12th, 2016 | by John J Nicol

Tim Presley's [White Fence / Darker My Love / W-X] "The Wink" is a masterclass in minimal arrangement yielding maximum results, writes John Nicol


Review: Datach’i | “System”

August 15th, 2016 | by John J Nicol

Recorded on modular analog synth, Datach'i's "System" bridges the gap between pre-digital experimentalism and the listenability of mid-period Aphex Twin



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