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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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: Luis Membrillo // Marcos Hassan – Línea / Curva

Music and Literature. Always a good mix, like a root beer float on a warm, arid day. A plethora of songs have been written about characters, books, and authors. Conversely, several books tap into the music zeitgeist for inspiration, epigraphs, and street cred. Now, a book and an album dovetailed as a single product? That’s a rare species and Línea / Curva, the second book … Continue reading Review: Luis Membrillo // Marcos Hassan – Línea / Curva

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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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