Russian Circles - I777
St. Vincent - Marrow
Katatonia - Departer
John Baizley - Beneath the Permafrost
Chelsea Wolfe - The Warden. The Californian drone-folk siren offers up what could be a described as gauzy electronic trance on the first single from her third LP ‘Pain is Beauty’.
Dead Can Dance - Host of Seraphim. There are no words I can offer that can do justice to the sheer gravity of this piece of music, capturing the inimitable howl of Lisa Gerrard at her finest against a swelling but deceptively minimal orchestral backdrop.
Humanfly - A Majestic Story. The Leeds sludge/hardcore band channel psychedelia and progressive rock influences for their fourth LP Awesome Science, to spectacular effect.
Fever Ray - Stranger Than Kindness.A thrilling electronic handling of the Nick Cave song, accompanied by a pitch-dark, preternatural video.
Björk - All is Full of Love. Quite possibly the one song that has consistently moved me the most in life.