My name is mud – Force Fest 2018

En principio, todo festival suena “bien”. Un pequeño resguardo del hartazgo que nos diluvia cada día en esta vida. ¿Acaso liberar todo el estrés acumulado en un concierto, del género que sea, no es una ocasión gozosa? En el caso del Force Fest, el gozo fue un pozo ciego. Se anunciaba como un festival con un line-up que le tiraba a la cartera de los … Continue reading My name is mud – Force Fest 2018

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Review: Captives on the Carousel – The Violet Bank Sessions

It’s been a while. A real, extremely long, veritably interminable length of time. For a moment there, I thought they had faded, lost in an unknown swirling amusement ride of time. Lo and behold, Captives on the Carousel, back once more, their sparse, intimate music gliding over foggy hills. Their souls wet and cold. Outside, an emotional drizzle washes grey bodies over and over, never … Continue reading Review: Captives on the Carousel – The Violet Bank Sessions

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The Friends of Batman – Pain EP

“Do you wanna get nuts? C’MON, LET’S GET NUTS.” – Michael Keaton, Batman 1989. A few days from Autumn and the ankle is acting up again. They say all your pains grow exponentially once yours 30s are finished and perhaps that old nugget is true. The bar lights are dimming, the floorboards are sticky like treacle with the bloodied remains of Stellas and Kronenbourgs, the … Continue reading The Friends of Batman – Pain EP

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Singles Round-Up: Firesuite, Car Crash Sisters, Kal Marks, Hookworms

Another week, another calamitous congregation of squiggly tracks that want to piqué your interest into bands that would very much like to friend up. Or at least get your ears for a few moments. Firesuite – Little Sacrifices An eerie sample from a lost cosmonaut sets the mood for the most recent music from Sheffield‘s always underrated, always unloved, always unparalleled Firesuite. Another slice of … Continue reading Singles Round-Up: Firesuite, Car Crash Sisters, Kal Marks, Hookworms

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Review: Matt Pond PA – Still Summer

Have you ever felt an artist belongs to a specific season of the year? We music reviewers tend to throw the “summery song” or “warm hit of the season” thing around from time to time, bestowing a weird blessing to the music that gets us to wear Birkenstocks, bad Acapulco shirts, and knock-off Ray-bans. Reviewing doesn’t pay. At all. Anyways, if we assume music reviewers … Continue reading Review: Matt Pond PA – Still Summer

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Singles Round-up: Slowcoaches, Nnux, Hot Soles

    Slowcoaches – Complex After last year’s brutal Nothing Gives, Slowcoaches come back with a savage track, ‘Complex’. The slow build-up is akin to getting a late night notification in a quake app: something comes and it will rattle the place. The lesson from the track? That’s for you to find, but here’s my take: Be wary of “nice guys” bearing gifts, for theirs … Continue reading Singles Round-up: Slowcoaches, Nnux, Hot Soles

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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: Android Automatic – Mojave

The continuous existence of the synthwave genre fills me with joy. Every release, tinted in loud neon colours, shines as bright as the memories one holds for a decade that seems to have an infinite luster. The heavy synth sounds and pop sensibilities lent themselves to catchy tunes and Mojave, the latest by Android Automatic, maxes out, pumped and ready to go. Mojave never wastes … Continue reading Review: Android Automatic – Mojave

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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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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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