[2001] Food - Organic & GM Food

Less out there than their late works, Organic & GM Food, while more conventional, is still worth mentioning due to how prominent the sax in here is, compared to their late works. Still amazing stuff to be had, particularly because of the songs Ian Ballamy (sax) composed for this album, aprticularly Chef's Special and Arve's Part (an obvious homage).

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Sold out in Feral Records.

[2011] Grayceon - All We Destroy

After 3 years of This Grand Show and during a period where we didn't really know if the band was going to release new material, All We Destroy comes and surprises us with a more intense, rougher delivery, a nice departure from the softer, melancholic style of This Grand Show. Along with their trademark style we get a very upbeat rhythm throughout the whole album, still allowing the omnipresent cello to have its own space within the songs. Great album, which hopefully won't get under the rug, since it's excellent, grows on me at every new listen.

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Buy it directly from Profound Lore here.

[2009] Hotel Belvedere - Tomorrow

In the same instrumental rock and ambient vein of bands like Grails, Tim Hecker and Machinefabriek, Hotel Belvedere (a british solo project) goes for a similar approach by using mostly tape loops and minimal guitar chord arrangements to create a soft, cinematic feel with his music. Most of the electronic elements in this album (particularly the use of looped samples) and rock arrangements are kept under the same overall tone, so every song is almost a continuation of the previous, perfect for full album listens.
I should also mention that for an extremely underground musician, the mixing is really good (which I rarely hear nowadays), and it means there was a sensible production behind this album.

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[2011] Miracle - Fluid Window

This is the debut EP of the new project between Daniel O'Sullivan (Guapo, Ulver, Mothlite) and Steve Moore (Zombi), which could be described as a heavy 80's psychedelic trip, drenched in a strong aura borrowed (but not directly addressed) from the 70's kosmische scene. The ethereal vocals present here are no surprise at all considering Mothlite's arrangements, but aside from the obvious pop style, there's still space for experimentation like in songs such as Wild Nights, relying mostly in strong sample layering. Catchy and sexy, just as many other bands and artists of that era, brought to 2011 as a reinterpretation rather than a revival intent.
Give it a full listen below, and preorder it using the link provided.

Miracle - Fluid Window by houseanxiety

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[2007] The Austerity Program - Black Madonna

With obvious nods to artists and bands like Shellac and Glenn Branca (specially the former), The Austerity Program still manages to distance themselves from both projects by creating a less dense, energetic series of (mostly) instrumental songs with a strictly followed sense of dynamics and bizarre rhythm. Nothing much else can be said about this project aside that, as a duo, the resulting product is worth paying attention to.

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Buy it directly from Hydra Head Records here.

[2011] Blood Ceremony - Living With The Ancients

3 years after their amazing self-titled album, Blood Ceremoony's sound has definitely matured and dwelved into heavier territories. Their Jethro Tull-influenced style brought by Alia O'Brien's amazing flute now is toned down a bit to allow the heavy doom metal riffing to fully shine, while her vocals display more personality and range than they used to, specially in Night of Augury, in which the occult, 70's psychedelic vibe is accentuated at great extents. The real highlight of the album is, however, Daughter of The Sun, in which guitars, synths and flute go into a psychedelic wormhole, the perfect closure for this release, that could be considered well ahead their self-titled.

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Buy it directly from All That Is Heavy here.