Bicep - Isles
Jan 22
Bicep - Isles
Jan 22

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Lumdogmillionai -
Country: USA

Genre: Spooky Jazz

For fans of: Thee Oh Sees, The Heliocentrics, Cenizas by Nicolas Jaar

A haunting instrumental jazz record that makes up in atmosphere what it lacks in length. From hypnotic, wailing saxophones on the opening track, to the groaning bass throughout, there are moments that are genuinely very creepy here. However, there is also a really strong sense campiness to everything. The pieces on this record are always spooky, but more like a circus haunted house or old ... read more

Recent Reviews

Lumdogmillionai -
Country: China / Canada

Genre: Ambient House

For fans of: Nídia, Ian Chang, Kelly Lee Owens

An album themed around always being on the move, Yu Su blends traditional Chinese instrumentation with ethereal synths and just enough house to keep you moving along with it. This record is remarkably consistent with everything it attempts, from dancefloor filling bops such as the opener Xiu, to peaceful and moodier pieces such as the excellent Melaleuca. It always seems to stick the ... read more
Lumdogmillionai -
Country: UK

Genre: Future Garage / House

For fans of: Against All Logic, Denis Sulta, Floating Points

I had been anticipating this new Bicep album for a good while as I loved every single leading up to release. The full album has not disappointed. There's a lot of variety on display here, from ambient and more ominous tracks such as Cazenove, to more immediate trance bangers like the superb Apricots.

Bicep stands out for me among other electronic acts through how textured their songs are. ... read more
Lumdogmillionai -
Country: UK

Genre: Art Composition

For fans of: Laurence Abu Hamdan, Aphex Twin, Burial

This piece is far more a work of art than it is an album and I mean that in the most literal sense. This 33 minute composition is made up of some beautiful and oftentimes dystopian sounding electronic production. From pulsating beats and crushing waves of synths, this one isn't an easy listen but I ended up finding it really satisfying.

The vocals are all spoken and come from what sounds like a group of ... read more
Lumdogmillionai -
Country: UK

Genre: Post Punk

For fans of: Black Country New Road, The Murder Capital, Sports Team

A collection of wonderfully consistent post punk songs. The band members are all in their early 20s and this is reflected by how fun and lively the tracks are, as well as the way that they experiment with many different influences throughout the album. There's instrumentals on here that wouldn't be out of place on an Arctic Monkeys record.

I love that songs on this record are constantly ... read more
Lumdogmillionai -
Country: UK

Genre: Punk

For fans of: Fontaines D.C., Fat White Family, Squid

Grumpy old bastards Sleaford Mods return with an album that is more melodic than their usual rambling approach. Some have criticised this but I really like the direction for the duo and feel like it is definitely a natural continuation from their last record. There are some genuine bops on here and that is mostly down to the absolutely stellar production. The beats on here are top notch and it's worth listening to ... read more
Jan 26, 2021
Hello, I love your album reviews.
My new EP, a very short one has just released. Will be grateful if you listen and review it. I need honest review, it could be harsh but I want to know what people thinks and how can I improve. There's is some Hindi Lyrics (very few) but the 90% of the album is English. Attaching the AOTY and Spotify link. Will be grateful forever if you respond. 🙏🙏


Jan 19, 2021
oh em gee! liam followed me!!!!!!
Jan 18, 2021
i love how you add a "for fans of" section. it makes it easier to find some new artist.
Jan 9, 2021
Hello, I hope you're having a good day. I am reaching out in regards to my next AOTY Icon Interview. If you're unfamiliar with the series I crowdsource for questions. This time around for January 2021 edition, I will be interviewing PipePanic. The question is, what is a music-related question you can ask Pipe. Please refrain from asking questions as simple as "What is your favorite album?" Please also refrain from asking for thoughts about a specific album or asking joke questions. I ask that you ask something thought-provoking and ambiguous. I will be selecting the best questions to ask Pipe. If you can't think of any questions, you have a week to think about it. I also recommend checking my shoutbox before asking the question just to verify it hasn't been asked already. All participants will be credited for their questions. The interview will be posted by the end of the month. Thank you!
Hi I'm Liam I like new music

92-95-100 - Albums of the Year, instant classics, the best stuff, *chefs kiss*.

85-88 - Really great, will be talking about these for years to come.

78-82 - Consistently really nice from front to back, no low points and some high highs.

72-75 - Worth recommending, not everything hits but enough does to leave a positive impression.

62-65-68 - Stuff with good potential or a nice vibe, but not much else.

52-55-58 - Probably not my thing.

0-50 - I don't like it.
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