Brian May – Turkey Shoot OST (Dual Planet)

“It’s a totally mindless piece of futuristic schlock that delights in its appalling carnage and camp sensibilities. Apparently it was an attempt to further genre films in Australia, channeling the Women in Prison films of Jack Hill and the schlock tendencies of Italian goremiester Lucio Fulci. There’s circus freaks munching on human toes, severed hands and feet, rape, murder, and torture all filmed with a sadistic relish and an eye for black comedy.”

Full Review here.

The Metronomes – Time Keeping 1979 – 1985 LP (Nice Noise)

“Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of their music though is that in 2014 there are so many current day reference points, from Air to Stereolab, from Ariel Pink to Ween. Yet truth be told, despite some vague similarities, The Metronomes very much exist in their own peculiar world.”

Full review at cyclic defrost

The Night Terrors – Pavor Nocturnus LP (Twisted Nerve Australia)

Melbourne’s The Night Terrors seemed to have arrived at a sound that has become the fetish object of an army of film soundtrack geeks all searching for bombastic synth heavy 70’s horror movie sounds. It’s no luck, nor is at an opportunistic move as they’ve been carefully developing their sounds and approach over the course of the past 15 odd years. It’s just somewhat of a coincidence that the music that inspired the band has now suddenly become so in vogue.

Full review at Cyclic Defrost

Francisco Lopez – The Epoche Collection Vol.1: Hyper-Rainforest (Nowhere Worldwide) review at cyclic defrost

“There are numerous unidentified sounds here, and that’s one thing that’s always been so frustrating about Lopez’s work. He forces us to create our own truth, our own representation. You would imagine that not treating his sounds would clarify matters, yet to some extent it does the opposite, and the listener is left with added pressure attempting to identify whether it’s mother nature or animal or something in between. Sometimes though all you can do is make an educated guess and move on. This too is part of the joy of this piece, in a world where there is so much information about almost everything; mystery can become quite a pleasurable experience.”

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Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks – Enter The Slasher House (Domino)

“This is postmodern outsider pop for the new millennium, a knowingly ironic homage to a psychedelic jokey pop past that never truly coalesced – except in Tare’s mind. It mines 50’s and 60’s American pop, without neglecting the last decade and a bit of his life with Animal Collective.”

Full review here.