Album Review: N/UM – Ravens

Bringing together analogue synths, guitars, voice and other instrumentations to create entirely improvised pieces of electronic music both live and on record, American trio N/UM are something of an oddity in dance music culture, despite the sheen of their music coming across as pretty accessible. In their own words, N/UM (pronounced ‘Noom’) are ‘bringing the…

Review: Kurokuma/Under – Split 7″

Given the unofficial, romantic pet name ‘Kurokunder’, this split release sees two of the brightest sparks in the UK underground doom/sludge scene unite under the power of the riff, with each band managing to push themselves into new terrain across one track each. Right from the off it is clear that this far from your…

Album Review: Forest Management – Passageways

Punctured only by an occasional clicking beat, like the flicking open and closed of a comatose eyelid through the blurry passage of time, the perfectly titled ‘Ageless Imagination’ opens the new Forest Management album, Passageways, with gentle and ethereal ambience. This tiny, flickering ostinato is in fact the only beat of any kind throughout the…

Album Review: End Christian – Bach Part One

The members of End Christian boast an impressive resume of bands past and present between them: Hex Inverter, Dalek, Brutal Truth to name a few, with Justin Broadrick (Jesu, Godflesh), Mike Hill (Tombs), Chris Connolly (Sun Kil Moon) and others also adding their talents to Bach Part One. However, the result of this wide collaboration…

Review: Juno Reactor – The Mutant Theatre

The multimedia psytrance ensemble experience that is Juno Reactor, known to some for mainman Ben Watkins’ collaborations with Don Davis on the Matrix soundtrack, is not an endeavour known for doing anything by halves. Juno Reactor – the Mutant Theatre, the latest step in their kaleidoscopic vision, is the soundtrack to a visual and theatrical…

Review: Benjamin Lazar Davis – Nothing Matters

Rolling in with an immediate 1960s psychedelia vibe, replete with flute pads and affected vocals, Benjamin Lazar Davis’ latest release Nothing Matters seems at first to belie its bleak title. Opening song ‘A Love Song Seven Ways’ is a laid back and sunny track, hooks floating by like scenic clouds in an otherwise clear blue…

The Sounds of the Year: The 15 Best Albums of 2017

As the year draws to a close, our writers choose their favourite albums from 2017. From all of us here at We Are Unseen, Happy New Year and thank you for all your support over the last 12 months. 15. Mister Mellow – Washed Out Mister Mellow arrived just in time for the brilliant –…