About John J Nicol

John J Nicol Graphic Design for IC. Words for BNU. Love nature, seldom visited places, mountain biking, music and not eating or being unmellow to animals. YA HO WHA

Author Archives: John J Nicol

The Myrrors | Hasta La Victoria

June 15th, 2017 | by John J Nicol

Hasta La Victoria is a pivotal moment for one of the world's best organic hypno-rock bands The Myrrors, writes John Nicol

Interview: Heaters

June 2nd, 2017 | by John J Nicol

John Nicol gets the skinny on what to expect on album three for a reinvigorated Heaters as he catches up with the band at a recent Edinburgh performance

Review: GAS | Narkopop

March 18th, 2017 | by John J Nicol

After 17 years of silence, GAS releases a new album Narkopop, a return to a foggy forest that's the same, yet very different, writes John 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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