Review | Solar Bears – Advancement

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Advancement, the third studio album from electronic duo Solar Bears. Sometimes music can travel beyond the concerns of our own individual experiences and looks to where we are instead of who we are, to the bigger picture. Advancement is one such album. The celestial qualities of Solar Bears latest record have a sense…

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Review | MMOTHS – Luneworks

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Luneworks, the much anticipated debut album from electronic artist MMOTHS.  Luneworks is a beautiful experiment. Made from buzz-saw noise and sculpted by ambient texture, the debut is every inch the album MMOTHS has been building up to since he first arrived on the scene. The record is a dreamscape, and the more…

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Review | Little Green Cars – Ephemera

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Ephemera, the sophomore studio album from Little Green Cars.  There comes a point during Ephemera when you forget, just for a second, that your listening to an album in a conventional way. It comes during the middle (‘Clair de Lune’), when the deep-seated emotion of the record becomes all-encompassing. Little Green Cars never…

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Review | CC Brez – The Nightfall

The Last Mixed Tape reviews The Nightfall, the debut solo album from funk/R&B artist CC Brez. The Nightfall is a no boundaries trip into a world of funk and R&B, you’re either coming along for the ride or you’re going to be left behind. And as much as I tried to fight it, I ended up enjoying…

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Review | The Gloaming – 2

The Last Mixed Tape reviews 2, the sophomore album from Irish traditional outfit the Gloaming. When the Gloaming’s debut album came out to considerable acclaim, and indeed hype, two years ago, I have to admit I was left out in the cold by it. I thought it was a fine album, nicely made, but not much…

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Review | Bleeding Heart Pigeons – Is

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Is, the debut studio album from alternative-pop trio Bleeding Heart Pigeons.  There’s a point in Bleeding Heart Pigeons’ Is when the music becomes so twisted by knife-edged tension that it feels like staring into an abyss. The manic finale of ‘O Happy, Happy, Happy’ is both hypnotic to listen to and unnerving. This…

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Review | No Monster Club – I Feel Magic

The Last Mixed Tape reviews I Feel Magic, the latest album from indie-pop outfit No Monster Club.  Listening to No Monster Club’s  I Feel Magic for the fourth time, I was hit by just how much the album has to offer. As record’s go, Bobby Ahearne’s latest L.P. is a treasure-trove of musical oddities and curios, and…

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Review | Walking On Cars – Everything This Way

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Everything This Way, the much-anticipated debut album from Walking On Cars.  I wrestled with Everything This Way.  On the surface, the album is extremely well-made. The production is slick, as is the songwriting. As debut’s go Walking On Cars have completely delivered, and their strong fanbase will find a lot to be…

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Review | The Altered Hours – In Heat Not Sorry

The Last Mixed Tape reviews In Heat Not Sorry, the long-awaited debut album from psych-rock outfit the Altered Hours. In Heat Not Sorry is musique noir. Made to be projected onto a late-night cinema screen in flickering black and white, this is music of the night. With its focus centred on jilted textural tones, the Altered Hours…

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Review | Cian Nugent – Night Fiction

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Night Fiction, the brand new studio album from indie songwriter Cian Nugent.  There are few moments in music when you can actually feel the joie de vivre of creativity come so clearly into play than in Cian Nugent’s new album Night Fiction. Teeming with a gentleness and intimacy evocative of the late-night whispered songwriting…

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