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Music Restricted Area: April’s New Albums Reviewed

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To say that there are some great albums out this month is a bit like saying that David Cameron is a little bit dodge. Amongst these new aural gems are the sublime electronica of Sasha, Yoshimi, Moderat and Dino Sabatini, the funked-up house of Potions, the alien beats and rhythms of Babyfather and Ash Koosha, the fuzzed-up guitar noise of Bleached, and more. By JOHN BITTLES

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Bringing down the System one song at a time

Music | Bittles’ Magazine: The music column from the end of the world: March New Album Reviews.

After the colossal disappointment of Anti, together with the bloated arrogance of Life Of Pablo you could be forgiven for coming to the conclusion that these are dark times for music. I mean, Ed Sheeran’s X has just spent over 80 consecutive weeks in the official charts for fucks sake! And there does seem to be a dearth of great albums in the charts right now. Adele, Justin Bieber, Ronan Keating or Little Mix are hardly names to get your aural sense tingling with delight. By JOHN BITTLES

Into the Heart of Dub: An Interview with Salz

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This week we have a special Valentine’s Day treat, an interview with dub techno icons Salz. Since 1997 the duo of Axel Erbstößer and Emanuel Geller have been producing melodic and trippy bass-infused music which stimulates mind, feet and soul. Tracks like 1000A, 5B1, Stainless Dub and O-59 revel within deep low-end pulses, jagged bass eruptions and mid-paced grooves. By JOHN BITTLES

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2015:‭ ‬The Albums Of The Year

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The year‭ ‬2015‭ ‬was a strange time for music.‭ ‬Huge albums by the likes of‭ ‬Blur,‭ ‬The Libertines,‭ ‬Foals,‭ ‬The Chemical Brothers,‭ ‬Leftfield and‭ ‬Grimes failed to sparkle as,‭ ‬in the mainstream at least,‭ ‬there seemed to be very few stand-out LPs.‭ ‬The year appeared to lack that one‭ ‬unifying album which would‭ ‬woo pundits,‭ ‬pop fans,‭ ‬clubbers,‭ ‬indie kids and hip hop heads alike.‭ ‬There was no‭ ‬Blue Lines,‭ ‬Dummy,‭ ‬Whatever People Say I Am,‭ ‬Nevermind,‭ ‬or‭ ‬LP1.‭ By JOHN BITTLES

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Sweet Beats And Christmas Cheer: December New Album Reviews

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With the temperature getting colder and snow in the air, what is better than gathering the family around the fire and listening to some tunes? Dad wants the Beatles, Mum Take That, while the kids demand One Direction and Thirty Seconds To Mars. But what you need is something all the family can enjoy! By JOHN BITTLES

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The Perilous Life Of The Cassette

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The humble cassette has had a lot of bad press over the years. From unspooling tragedies, to the fact that the song you want to hear is always on the other side, to those who see analogue as an obsolete technology, it seems no one is prepared to give the tape a break. Yet, over the last few years the cassette has been making something of a comeback. By JOHN BITTLES

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The Fight Against Adele: November New Album Reviews

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Over the last couple of weeks it seems all that everyone has been talking about in the world of music is the return of Adele. The blanket coverage given to 25 would make anyone think she was the only artist to be releasing music anymore. Thankfully this is not the case! By JOHN BITTLES

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