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INSTANT LAMA – Cocteau Twins Multi-Instrumentalist Robin Guthrie Re-Mixes New Ummagma Release

Canadian-Ukrainian space pop duo Ummagma have unveiled the new video for their collaboration with Cocteau Twins co-founder Robin Guthrie. Taken from their forthcoming LCD EP, Lama, features Guthrie’s trademark soaring guitar arpeggios and sound washes over Shauna McLarnon‘s cool clear vocals. Coming hot on the heels of their Winter Tale maxi-single with Rudy Tambala, of A.R. Kane, it’s Ummagma’s second hook-up with a former 4AD label luminary this year.…
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CRACKED MIRROR – Black Needle Noise Maestro John Fryer On His New Album Lost In Reflections

Credited with creating the distinctive gauzy, ethereal sound of the 4AD label, John Fryer is the true godfather of dark wave music. As a producer and engineer he’s worked with artists as diverse as The Cocteau Twins, Nine Inch Nails and Cradle of Filth. He also founded, with label boss Ivo Watts-Russell, the 4AD collective This Mortal Coil – a constantly changing roster of musicians, who crafted a…
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WOLF MOTHER – Kristin Hersh On Songwriting, 4AD And New Double Album Wyatt At The Coyote Palace

Thirty years on from the release of the first Throwing Muses EP Chains Changed Kristin Hersh is showing no signs of slowing down. Just six months after the release of the Bath White mini-album with power trio 50FOOTWAVE, she’s back with a new solo 24-truck double CD on which she plays all the instruments. Inspired by her autistic son’s fascination with the coyotes that hung around…
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LOVE FROM OUTER SPACE – A.R. Kane’s Rudy Sends A Message To You

Dreampop pioneers A.R. Kane are back with a vengeance with a string of UK and European gigs under their belt and the tantalising prospect of new music on the way. In a funny, frank and ferocious interview, founder member Rudy Tambala  tells Matt Catchpole about the band’s origins, fallout with M/A/R/R/S collaborators Colourbox and his contempt for ‘dumbassmutherfucka’ Brexiteers. You have…
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