Monthly Archives: July 2017

Super Furry Animals — ‘Radiator’

While it’s true Wales’ experipop group Super Furry Animals came along around the same time as the britpop scene (funny how barely anyone named as part of that scene has since admitted to ever being part of it), the group … Continue reading

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Sound Is Art #5: DJ Shadow– ‘Entroducing’

Background: The sweeping shot showing our producer’s favourite, frequently visited downtown Sacramento record shop, simply named ‘Records’. This is the store where most if not all of the sounds sampled on ‘Entroducing’ where dug up. The original idea was a snapshot of … Continue reading

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Music with a coffee #2: Genie & Tash — The Ladies Side

Pourin’ it in a reggae stylee… Played on the John Peel show April 1982 this bit of feminist reggae-pop mixes serious issue with a bouncy rhythm typical of the genre. We can’t find much about this release bar it was … Continue reading

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Steve Albini brings along his captivating restraint on new Ben Frost EP ‘Threshold of Faith’

Though not sure of the exit process that led lugubrious ambient-drone practitioner Ben Frost to seminal grunge-punker and producer Steve Albini’s door for the purposes of  a helping hand with recording duties on his latest extended-play ‘Threshold of Faith’, it’s … Continue reading

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The Fall — ‘New Facts Emerge’

Although the artwork looks a bit low-budget, and with this writer expecting another inconsistently grubby Fall album after three such, turns out ‘New Facts Emerge’ against all evidence (title influenced by the BrexiTrump / post-truth world?) is pretty much hot. … Continue reading

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Various — ‘Strange Passion: Explorations in Irish Post-Punk DIY and Electronic Music 1980-83’

‘Strange Passion: Explorations in Irish Post-Punk DIY and Electronic Music 1980-83’ serves as one of the more interesting compilation premises in that– apart from obviously not being a blatant money-sucking cash-in– it works, serves a purpose on two main fronts. … Continue reading

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“In the 90’s, for the first time, it was becoming somewhat acceptable for Christian music to include more extreme genres” — Jared of Vomitface picks some choice cuts

Jared out of sludge-punks Vomitface picks a handful of albums close to his heart, LP’s that he reckons “the rest of the band would probably agree on”. The group’s ‘Another Bad Year’ EP is available now. Watch the video for ‘Never … Continue reading

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“I like the scale at which we work, and the lack of pressure to be commercial” Interview — Justin Watson of Front & Follow Records

Having just released a new album of somnolent electro-folk by Kemper Norton titled ‘Toll’, Justin Watson of the Front and Follow imprint speaks to us about the label’s origins, its premise, and future plans…

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Listen to The Holy Grail, a new track by Dutch techno act Ghost In The Machine via Perc Trax

As I type whilst listening to the ‘One Louder’ EP, new music by hard-hittin’ Dutch techno act Ghost In The Machine, the sky has suddenly darkened outside, giving way to several cracks of intense thunder, the rather ominous sight of a … Continue reading

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‘Achtung Baby’ and ‘Zooropa’: two albums where U2 got a little experimental and intriguing

With U2 making headlines as result of their current massive arena celebratory tour, playing crowd pleasers and marking 30 years of ‘the Joshua Tree’ this writer has instead decided now is a good time to rediscover the two studio albums … Continue reading

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