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May & June 2014 Digs

Just some albums I enjoyed over the last two months. As it turns out I didn't make a digs list for May so I thought I'd compile them together. List is not ranked.
1Keaton Henson
Romantic Works

Neo-classicaly instrumental folk rec'd to me by dearest Rowbro-five-two-one-five. It's not peculiar in any way it's just really feelsy so I can dig. !Recommended

Awesome death/doom EP from a legendary Finnish band. Not a crappy knock off of their old stuff either, which makes it that much better. !Recommended
3Roberto Crippa

Dark ambient that gets a little stale at times but nevertheless is really brooding and cool if you're into that kinda stuff
4Danny Spiteri
Crea Island

I don't know much about plunderphonics but I enjoyed this regardless. Feels like gimmicky here and there but it can get pretty eerie at times.
5Michael Pisaro and Miguel Prado
White Metal

Lowercase that takes a long time to get going (not helped by the lengthy silences) but once it does is pretty damn immerse. The second track is more interesting than the first but doesn't seem to have the same effect without it.
6Innercity Ensemble

Avant-folk with a bit of jazz and free improv woven into the mix. Most of the time it's pretty grounded and rather easy to get into however. !!recommended
Taman Shud

Death metal that sounds a little like Mitochondrion but without the filth (which is a shame), but if you dig riffs then there's no reason to not give this a shot.
8The Doppelgangaz
Peace Kehd

Thank you Key2daBlaze for putting me onto this one. Not a hip-hop aficionado by any means but I don't see any reason not to recommend this to fans of the genre. Really good. !recommended

Progressive/art rock from Norway of all places. One of the few albums this year to deserve the hype it got, can definitely see this on my end of year list !!highly recommended
Dirges of Elysium

Nothing too surprising from Incantation, just hard riffs, stan vox and crushin doom m/m/
Prayer for Terrene

Aggressive, noisy and intricate mathcore from Straya. This is what wish most Australian -core bands aspired to sound like !recommended
12Gordon Ashworth

Ambient/musique concrete with little folky elements that are in a constant tug-of- war with the noisy pulses, drones and loops. Really really cool stuff !!highly recommended
13Venetian Snares
My Love is a Bulldozer

Similar to Rossz csillag alatt szuletett but with an increased vocal presence and some ~interesting~ lyrics. Not really surprising but yeah it rules !recommended

The gods of death metal are pretty kind to New Zealand having given Ulcerate, Witchrist and these guys to them. Production's a little crisper than WoAAA but still has all that raw energy we came to expect !recommended
To Be Kind

Seems I'm in the minority when I say I like the second disc much more than the first, but opinions are opinions. Good stuff, prefer their 90s material though.

Industrial techno EP. Really didn't like this at first but I came to enjoy it eventually.
Reachy Prints

Really poppy by IDM standards but I guess that's why I like this so much. I keep recognising certain beats and synth lines but can never quite pinpoint what they remind me of. !recommended
18Dead Congregation
Promulgation of the Fall

Nothing revolutionary but still some really solid death doom, production could be tweaked a little but that a minor qualm.

A superbly layered and well paced mix of IDM and ambient. Lush, reverberant, surprisingly catchy and easy to get into. One of the best electronic albums I've heard this year !!highly recommended
20Walls / Daphne Oram
Sound Houses

Electroacoustic whatever that features an array of different styles and soundscapes. My mind tends to wander a bit when I listen to this but I have a sneaky suspicion that's what the artists intended so yeah, good stuff.
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