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Micah P Hinson – “Presents The Holy Strangers” – a sketched, foxed and faded serigraph from a distant time

Micah P Hinson – “Presents The Holy Strangers” – a sketched, foxed and faded serigraph from a distant time

Ross McGibbon September 6, 2017 0

FULL TIME HOBBY                      8th September 2017 On the evidence of this album, I don’t think Micah P Hinson takes himself too seriously. Not that

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The Dream Syndicate – “How Did I Find Myself Here?”          Letting the days go by with The Dream Syndicate

The Dream Syndicate – “How Did I Find Myself Here?”          Letting the days go by with The Dream Syndicate

Ross McGibbon September 4, 2017 0

ANTI RECORDS 8 September 2017 There is something special about chiming guitars – two guitars weaving and occasional riding rough over each other. There’s plenty of that here and the sound is classic American

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El Goodo – “By Order of the Moose”   There is plenty of space in the world for well-crafted, beaty pop songs

El Goodo – “By Order of the Moose”   There is plenty of space in the world for well-crafted, beaty pop songs

Ross McGibbon September 1, 2017 0

Strangetown Records                   8th September, 2017 The sixties have never been more present than now (except the actual Sixties, that is). Thankfully this is an idealised Sixties, as opposed to the real decade, which was

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Beaches- ‘Second Of Spring’ –  lo-fi, fuzzy summer fun

Beaches- ‘Second Of Spring’ –  lo-fi, fuzzy summer fun

Ross McGibbon September 1, 2017 0

CHAPTER MUSIC          8th September, 2017 This is a big collection, full of sound, ideas and fun. Lots of instrumentals, some where there are vocals but as colour or instrumentation via wordless chorus or echo

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Third Culture Kings – “Is That Light You Carry?”      Trippy, dubby, spaced out sonic pleasure

Third Culture Kings – “Is That Light You Carry?”      Trippy, dubby, spaced out sonic pleasure

Ross McGibbon August 23, 2017 0

INTERNET AND WEED RECORDS / 100.000 RECORDS        18th August, 2017 A Glorybox / dälek joint effort, this carries the special mark of being largely recorded on a couple of smartphones. Wild and lazy beats underpin

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Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real – “Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real”       – Good but could have been so much better

Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real – “Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real” – Good but could have been so much better

Ross McGibbon August 23, 2017 5

FANTASY RECORDS           25th August, 2017 Big chances come along rarely. Once you’ve had them, you’ve got to keep the momentum yourself. Lukas Nelson has two claims to fame: Lukas

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NICOLE ATKINS – ‘GOODNIGHT RHONDA LEE’ carries the soulful torch of Amy Winehouse, Peggy Lee and Mary Margaret O’Hara

NICOLE ATKINS – ‘GOODNIGHT RHONDA LEE’ carries the soulful torch of Amy Winehouse, Peggy Lee and Mary Margaret O’Hara

Ross McGibbon July 26, 2017 0

SINGLE LOCK RECORDS           21st JULY 2017 This is a great voice. A really great voice. Soulful and wide in range and tone, it channels great sounds of the fifties, sixties and seventies without ever

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Mark Springer – “Circa Rip Rig And Panic”      Something’s improved with age – is it me?

Mark Springer – “Circa Rip Rig And Panic”      Something’s improved with age – is it me?

Ross McGibbon July 26, 2017 0

EXIT       28th July, 2017 This bag of offcuts has matured very nicely in a box in Mark Springer’s attic. Okay, so I made the bit about the attic up, but you’d like it to

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Boris – “Dear” welcomes in ultra-slow doom sludge, dripping distortion

Boris – “Dear” welcomes in ultra-slow doom sludge, dripping distortion

Ross McGibbon July 19, 2017 0

Sargent House                    14 July 2017 Ultra-heavy, slow and sludgy, this makes Dylan Carson’s Earth sound like Speed Metal. Sounds drip from guitars and trail across the floor into a black pool, its surface rippled

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