Dual Review: Godspeed You Black Emperor – Luciferian Towers // Ryuchi Sakamoto – async

“Adventures in an of Age of Anxiety”. I play Ryuichi Sakamoto async. There is no road map anymore. No revolution just a seemingly quiet acceptance of the way it is. A few heads pop up above the parapet causing a few ripples but mostly we are just living ‘in quiet desperation.’ There is plenty to distract us. Loads of social media platforms for our selfies, … Continue reading Dual Review: Godspeed You Black Emperor – Luciferian Towers // Ryuchi Sakamoto – async

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Review: Reverend & The Makers – The Death of a King

On their sixth album, Reverend & the Makers continue on that path they started to explore in 2015’s Mirrors. A change in sound that conveys both maturity and a need to move away from a genre they knew too well and exhausted with their first two albums. The Death of a King goes for a full, lush sound, that deftly changes from classic sixties pop … Continue reading Review: Reverend & The Makers – The Death of a King

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Interview: Actual Wolf

  Eric Pollard has an interesting musical career. Keys for Low, drumming for Retribution Gospel Choir and Sun Kil Moon and body and soul devoted to Actual Wolf, his country project. With an enviable back catalogue that covers the spectrum from home made demos to fully produced, crisp tracks, the music of Actual Wolf mixes classics like Merle Haggard, Johnny Paycheck, The Band and Red House … Continue reading Interview: Actual Wolf

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Review: Oxo Foxo – Dusk

There comes a time in your life when you cynically recognise that we all are stuck in a loop. This rut can be soul-crushing and you pray for an imperfection can help you skip out and move forward or damn you to get stuck forever in a groove. Without wanting to impose my own interpretation on Oxo Foxo‘s music, Dusk feels like that instant where … Continue reading Review: Oxo Foxo – Dusk

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Review: Belafonte Sensacional – Destroy

Lightning in a bottle. That’s it, the only way to describe the folly of capturing Belafonte Sensacional‘s impossibly energetic live show on tape. It could be a Bible truth if it weren’t for the fact that Destroy, their newest EP, manages to catch their fierce sounds. ‘Convocatoria al destroy’ and ‘Ponte al tiro’ are live staples that encompass the diverse influence of each band member, creating a … Continue reading Review: Belafonte Sensacional – Destroy

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Review: The War on Drugs – A deeper understanding

Philadelphia‘s bare-brick buildings, harsh holiday heat, and chafed charm made for a sublime if tiring summer holiday. Coming directly from New York, Philadelphia offered brief albeit humid respite to Manhattan’s oppressive, bewildering pace. Whether walking down Walnut Street, following the meandering Delaware river, or ambling through Fishtown, there’s a whimsical world around you bubbling with colour and creativity. Residents consume the history around them with … Continue reading Review: The War on Drugs – A deeper understanding

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Review: Vast Robot Armies – Dinner Music

Road 15 was always a good drive in the Camaro. A few rough patches of bad Tarmac, yes, but it was a good drive. The zippiest way from town to Emerald Quays, where the pier shined at night like a frantic kaleidoscope. Those were the days. Us four, the “Four Jays”, as our Phys. Ed. teacher, Mr. Torkmargh used to call us. One stop at … Continue reading Review: Vast Robot Armies – Dinner Music

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Review: Acidandali – Plaga

I (Psicopatía para la justicia) ‘You must be Mr. Laurie. I’m Hugh Sholay, they sent me from Central.’ ‘Ah, yes, did they explain the process?’ ‘Yes, but if you still fancy giving me a tour of the place, please do.’ Mr. Laurie walks me through the old archival site. All the film cans from 1960 to 1980 are housed are, in a remote warehouse in … Continue reading Review: Acidandali – Plaga

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Review: The Life and Times – The Life and Times

How do you keep fresh after 15 years in a genre that is a niche inside a nook inside a crannie inside a lost geocache in No Man’s Land? Beats me, but The Life and Times are unto something   with their latest release, The Life and Times. It’s a great album that somehow manages to intertwine two different side of the band. Curious about choosing the … Continue reading Review: The Life and Times – The Life and Times

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Overfloater – a short story

“So, how did you two meet?” “Oh, you know, like everyone else does. It was Easter, 1997. People on the beach were drinking heavy quantities of Pacifico and Indio. Back then, they were good beers, not the slightly acidic, watered down urine we are sold at the shops these days.” I wasn’t the best of swimmers, but I knew Miramar like the back of my … Continue reading Overfloater – a short story

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