Review: New Ghost – New Ghost Orchestra

Depression takes everything from you. It’s a savage, intangible beast that follows you everywhere. It makes food taste the same. It paints life through a grey palette. Days lose their identity. You become numb to outside stimuli and time fritters away. You can never escape depression. It will stay with you forever. Therapy, a cornucopia of pills, group sessions, the latest herbal panacea, they only … Continue reading Review: New Ghost – New Ghost Orchestra

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Stream: Chelan – Beams

  Chelan bring the stylish California neon-and-haze flavour to electronica with their newest track, ‘Beams’. An expansive series of shockwaves push forward, unyielding, with every beat being the prelude to crystal like showers of atmospheric crescendoes. Fancy more? Well, Chelan has also released ‘Won’t Break’. Whereas ‘Beams’ conveys the glitzy darkness of the California lifestyle, ‘Won’t break’ is decisively of a sunnier disposition. ‘Beams’ and ‘Won’t Break’ are … Continue reading Stream: Chelan – Beams

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Stream: Weekender – Floaty Feeling, Blue

Aw, geeze, the weekend is over but start this beautiful April Monday with the breezy dream pop from Weekender. ‘Floaty Feeling, Blue’ adds a dash of synth atmospheres to the colourful tones the band has painted with fingers splayed. You can feel a decisive love for 80s (check out the June 106 sound there!) while still giving it a fresh spin into the always lovable genre of … Continue reading Stream: Weekender – Floaty Feeling, Blue

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Review: Echodrone – Five

Outside, the snow was falling slowly. A morning that started overcast soon gave a small warning of sleet, following by a decisively strong flurry. The usual silence that greeted me on my walk through the city’s shortcuts was replaced by an ululating whisper that turned into howls in the narrow ginnels. Still, I managed to be early and I could see the fluffy snowflakes circling … Continue reading Review: Echodrone – Five

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Review: Generationals – Alix

If there’s one thing I’ve observed in the last eight or so years that I’ve been moving in this side of the quill called “music reviewing” is that genres come back from the dead, sometimes wanting to eat the brains of innocent victims, other times just wanting to get the recognition they didn’t get the first time around. Enter Generationals, a duo who delve into … Continue reading Review: Generationals – Alix

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Review: Correatown – Sleep and other drugs

The first time I met Angela Correa, she was part of a lovely acoustic duo called Les Shelleys. The second time I met her, she was performing as Correatown, a more dream pop oriented outfit that created gorgeous warm songs that delved into C86 and a spot of electronics. Then I saw her live in Wakefield, promoting Pleiades (our review). She mentioned that the tour … Continue reading Review: Correatown – Sleep and other drugs

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Review: Eric & Magill – In This Light

For two musicians that have been apart for almost three years, the musical chemistry between Ryan Weber and Eric Osterman is pretty much perfect. With previous Eric & Magill records being made across oceans, In This Light seems to be more of a homecoming show. Even if they are still sporting that nostalgic dreamy sound, there is a change in form. The elegiac All Those … Continue reading Review: Eric & Magill – In This Light

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Review – National Skyline – Love letters for the disenchanted

Editorial Update: We now have an interview with Mr. Garber. Read it here. I loved the many lives of Jeff Garber. Castor, Year of the Rabbit, The Joy Circuit and of course, National Skyline. After a serious streak of music for MTV and films, National Skyline perfected in Love letters for the disenchanted their pop sensibilities without losing that elegant panache that they’ve treated us … Continue reading Review – National Skyline – Love letters for the disenchanted

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