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Ah, “supergroups.” How hit and miss they can be. What’s that old saying? Too many cooks spoil the broth. It can certainly be the case when a team of esteemed musicians from different avenues congregate on the one square for a new band. Often the hype and hyperbole around the

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Toronto’s BriefcaseFest calls itself a celebration of extreme music in Ontario, with a bill loaded with some of the province’s most intriguing heavy acts, with some friends from Quebec and even further afield calling in for a visit. The diversity across the two nights is quite staggering too, from math

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This has been brewing a while. It’s been three years since Year of No Light’s last full-length Ausserwelt and in that time the French soundsmiths have crafted out a new niche for themselves thanks to their collaborative record with thisquietarmy and a split LP with Altar of Plagues. Vampyr sees

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You’ve Always Meant So Much To Me is Thrill Jockey’s latest record to be released onto the world and it’s definitely a veritable feast for the ears. Under the pseudonym of Wrekmeister Harmonies, this music is the creation of JR Robinson and his collaboration with notable guests such as Bruce

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Blood Bright Star are definitely an intriguing enigma. The entity helmed by Reuben Sawyer conjures a strange but beguiling sound that explores the realms of ambient, drone, and folk. With releases on Florida label Ivory Antler, including their split LP with Onibaba, Blood Bright Star now have a home with

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Cork’s Rest have been absent for far too long, it’s been nine years since their last album Burning In Water, Drowning In Flame. Granted, an EP in the shape of in Operation: Impending Doom sated appetites temporarily, but it doesn’t compare to this double LP journey in the shape of

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