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Album review

Modern Studies

The Weight of the Sun (Fire)

Modern Studies have really surpassed themselves on this third long player



The Boy with the Lion Head

A Half Remembered Dream (TBWTLH)

Timing is everything in music – including on the marketing side.



Stephen Malkmus

Traditional Techniques (Domino)

You feel like you know the music long before you’ve actually hit the play button



Elisabeth Elektra

Mercurial (Occult Babes)

This is an amazing record



Randolph’s Leap

Howling at the Sun (bandcamp download)

Adam Ross has been very productive during lockdown



Jill Lorean

Not Your First (self-released)

Adoptive Scot Jill Lorean has certainly been in and about the Scottish music scene for a good few years



Monica

Celebration (Mink)

This is just some lovely music – not sure what genre it fits into



Mogwai

ZeroZeroZero (BandCamp / Rock Action)

Mogwai were always destined to do soundtracks and do them well.



God’s Wonderful Railway

Broadcast From Test Room A (Santa Mira)

The prospect of more God’s Wonderful Railway material, especially at this dark hour



Various Artists

The Isolation Sessions (Last Night From Glasgow)

There are a lot of really shit things about current times, obviously – but it has led to some highs – and this is definitely one!