- Grizzly Bear -- 'Painted Ruins'
- Vinyl Pickup: Original copy of Mike Oldfield's 'Tubular Bells'
- Drum 'n' bass on the John Peel show: a decade of mysterious and magical soundz
- Music with a coffee #8: Punk Floyd -- 'Top Banana'
- "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
- Guided By Voices -- 'How Do You Spell Heaven'
- The genre they named IDM: we choose its 10 best LPs
Author Archives: Philly
Despite some in the press trying to make interesting, complex people out of a group like Brooklyn’s Grizzly Bear, it’s closer to fact to say that this is just another unstimulating indie band with normal monotonous lives and strange hair, … Continue reading
Pourin’ it in a kickalong acid stylee… According to the ever reliable Discogs ‘Punk Floyd Have Landed’ dropped on CD format only via Smitten in 1998. Despite this writer nowadays barely purchasing CDs, this item looks like one to add … Continue reading
Derry’s Abbazappa Records (great name) can be found taking up space at Yellow Yard of Palace St., a kind of warehouse cum marquee, sharing floorspace with a cafe, vintage clothes, and a book shop. Filled with vinyl, from sixties psychedelia … Continue reading
Grunge. What is it? Who is it? When is grunge really only a more ‘cool’ and modern cover for grandiose, heavy metal piffle? This writer knows where he’s drawing the line, and you are sure to work out where exactly … Continue reading
Like the Fall, we all stopped counting the number of Guided By Voices albums sometime around 14 years ago. Unlike the Fall though Robert Pollard’s off-centre guitar rockers have semi disappeared for a few years on one or two occasions, only … Continue reading
I picked this one up in a local second-hand vinyl store. Bit dusty during the quieter moments but otherwise still nifty. Released 1984 ‘Ocean Rain’ saw the final instalment of the Bunnymen’s near classic era. There’s a difference of opinion … Continue reading
Pourin’ it in a canny easy listening drivetime stylee… Played on John Peel’s Peelenium November 1999, this nice track released in 1976 is a bit of easy listening to combat that early morning rush. Nice tune. Clever. Defo subtle little Sgt … Continue reading
Once you shove the disc into the machine it’s a good minute before anything audible creeps out of the speakers. And even this is a slowly approaching electro cinematicpiece of music, with a tagged-on scratchily irritated, muffled beat. A somewhat curious, … Continue reading
3D future dub taking in breath intake, crackles of old 78s, ghostly-beautiful chanting, and those always eerie-sounding windchimes. This rather interesting, steadily encircling, and slightly more charmingly fine-drawn Burial rework of Mønic’s ‘Mezzanine’ like, unsettling ambient-chiller Deep Summer, is an … Continue reading
Spell casting, modern trance-techno wizardry stretching four cuts and over 35-minutes, the new EP by I Hate Models entitled ‘Totsuka No Tsurugi’ is a reverb republic of warehouse pumping hard techno and emotive vigour. Online techno bible Resident Advisor describes … Continue reading