Machines In Heaven – Phenomenology [Hot Gem]

Bookended by two tracks of lush melody, this second album by Glasgow’s Machines In Heaven is somewhat excellent: both the first and the last are full and warm electronic outings; in between there’s another ten tunes that take several interesting and unexpected turns. Perhaps things are signposted by the closing bars of ‘Silfra’ giving wayContinue reading “Machines In Heaven – Phenomenology [Hot Gem]”

Sunday Circus 8th Birthday at The Old Fruitmarket, 30/8/15

Esteemed promoters and Glasgow institution Sunday Circus celebrate their eighth year of survival, indeed thrive(…al), with tonight’s rampaging shindig. Only the moaning of a miserable old bastard prevented this event taking place at the unlikely location of the Kelvingrove Bandstand: I get to be so candid because I’m also a miserable bastard who resides there,Continue reading “Sunday Circus 8th Birthday at The Old Fruitmarket, 30/8/15”

EPs of 2014

18 Daniel Mutch – Remedy & Therapy With Remedy & Therapy, Mutch has managed to present us with five remarkable tracks well worth spilling out of any speaker or set of headphones over the winter period and we’d be fools not to oblige. [review] 18 So Many Animal Calls – Burden [Bloc+] So Many AnimalContinue reading “EPs of 2014”

Machines in Heaven – Hindu Milk [Hotgem]

Hindu Milk is EP number two for Machines In Heaven and it continues from where the first left off, masses of electronic textures weaved together to create quite a distinguished sound. At just over four minutes long, opening track ‘Edge of the Middle’ is the shortest on the EP and is an almost hectic affair.Continue reading “Machines in Heaven – Hindu Milk [Hotgem]”

Machines In Heaven – bordersbreakdown [Hotgem]

This is an expansive and constantly surprising debut LP from Glasgow-based trio Machines In Heaven. Following up from last years’ The Glasgow Jihad, Machines In Heaven have been hotly tipped by local industry players and have received Radio One airplay courtesy of Ally McCrae and Vic Galloway. bordersbreakdown holds up on the promise that theirContinue reading “Machines In Heaven – bordersbreakdown [Hotgem]”

Live review: Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival, 26-29/8/13