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Rising phoenix like from the huge swirling psychedelic space-rock soup that is The Ozric Tentacles, Eat Static have been releasing floor filling acid drenched techno bangers since their cellular split from their parent egg in 1994 (in fact even before that time releasing their first album, Prepare Your Spirit, whilst still safely ensconced in the Ozric mother-ship). Then in 2008 half of the band (well half of the touring band, but more of that later), split and it looked like the good ship Eat Static was done for. Seven years on and the remaining half of the original duo Merv Pepler emerged blinking into the daylight - having spent most of the intervening years touring like a bastard to help pay the bills - with not one but two new albums! We heard 'em, we loved 'em, we wanted to know more...
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Track Of The Year

Lars and Martin Horntvedt and Mathias Eick. It's not often that one single track bonds the entire TM-Towers team into a homogenous whole rather than a group of bickering duffers obsessed with 'their' music, but Jaga Jazzist actually managed such a feat this year with the utterly gobsmacking prog-jazz breakbeat lunacy of 'Starfire' (from the album of the same name), and then went one stage further and recreated it better live for a radio broadcast in the US - just watch the grin-inducing wired intensity of drummer Martin Horntvedt as he hammers buggery out of a tiny kit...
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Song Every Month?

Prints Jackson Things we really like part, erm, let's say fourteen. Prints Jackson has decided to not only give his music away for free but has also vowed to do so at monthly intervals until the day he dies! Needless to say our immediate reaction was 'the music must be bloody awful', only it's not (Pavement, Clark and Beck spring to mind),in fact the quality rate for 19 songs in 19 months (thus far), is frankly remarkable, so do yourself a favour and check out the latest offering below (and then head back and get all the others)...
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Best of 2015

top twenty albums 2015 Another year another avalanche of repackaged old record company goods (some of 'em pretty good to be scrupulously fair), but in amongst the re-masters and re-releases there are still plenty of 'new' releases to entice and excite (plus depress and disappoint, but we have no interest in those), and so we come to that time of year once again where we look back over the year and then cherry pick the 20 best new releases just for you so that you know what to listen to without wading through the dross.
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Class Act A regular retrospective look at the most influential acts of the last fifty years.
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