Courtney Barnett is a 24-year-old singer-songwriter from Melbourne, Australia, who releases her debut album here in the form of a summary of two EPs released in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
The Norwegian scene's desire to experiment knows no bounds. Astro Sonic is a new trio composed of members of Bushman's Revenge and Grand General. If you take their penchant for Metal Jazz and Cinemascope as a basis, it's amazing what the sum of this collaboration has produced. "Come Closer And I'll Tell You" sounds like the outtake collection of a Krautrock band from 1970 who sorted out what turned out to be too far ahead of their time. The improvised spacer rock releases bubbling, whistling and hissing analog synth sounds on stoic groove understatement, thus opening up imaginary spaces that are as far ahead as they are back. Much is astounding in its supposed incompleteness such as torsos or excerpts from much more extensive processes, as was initially the case with Can.