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Banging Colours – “Hallucinogenic Treasures from the Convolution of an Imaginative Brain” – review of a souvenir from a time that maybe never was

Banging Colours – “Hallucinogenic Treasures from the Convolution of an Imaginative Brain” – review of a souvenir from a time that maybe never was

Ross McGibbon December 4, 2020 0

DIGITAL – BANDCAMP     4th December 2020 It is fifty-three years since the Summer Of Love and the heyday of hippy music in the swinging London scene. Matthias Derer has delved deep (who knows where….) to

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Young Marble Giants – “Colossal Youth” 40th anniversary reissue – a reminder of outsider genius

Young Marble Giants – “Colossal Youth” 40th anniversary reissue – a reminder of outsider genius

Ross McGibbon December 4, 2020 0

DOMINO RECORDS        27th November 2020 Young Marble Giants only lasted a few years and made very few recordings but had a huge influence on what came after. Of course, no-one sounds like them, but the

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Johanna Burnheart – BURNHEART

Johanna Burnheart – BURNHEART

Ross McGibbon November 26, 2020 0

ROPEADOPE RECORDS 30 October 2020 British jazz in a very healthy place right now, despite the lack of live music and, paradoxically, part of the evidence is this German violinist, singer and composer. We’ve

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Carla Bruni – Carla Bruni – some classic grown-up French pop

Carla Bruni – Carla Bruni – some classic grown-up French pop

Ross McGibbon October 22, 2020 0

UNIVERSAL MUSIC           9th October 2020 French pop of this sort lives in its own world, distinguished by an adherence to things that are easy on the ears, a focus on the song and a love

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Bee Bee Sea – “Day Ripper” – pulsing with garage rock and pop intensity

Bee Bee Sea – “Day Ripper” – pulsing with garage rock and pop intensity

Ross McGibbon October 18, 2020 0

WILD HONEY RECORDS 9th October, 2020 At the outset I’m reminded of the crazed askew pop of Leeds’ finest – Cowtown. Similarly a trio and also from a famed place, Lombardy, though nowhere could

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Drive By Truckers – “The New OK” – passionately driven band say the new normal is not okay

Drive By Truckers – “The New OK” – passionately driven band say the new normal is not okay

Ross McGibbon October 18, 2020 0

DIGITAL RELEASE 2nd October 2020 PHYSICAL RELEASE 18th December 2020 Music as commentary and why not? An up to the minute album of tough state-of-the nation songs, rush released to make what difference they

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WILLIAM SHATNER – THE BLUES! – “Shatner’s Blues Trek is a galaxy of fun”

WILLIAM SHATNER – THE BLUES! – “Shatner’s Blues Trek is a galaxy of fun”

Ross McGibbon October 4, 2020 0

CLEOPATRA RECORDS 2nd October 2020 Henry Rollins totally changed my mind on William Shatner. After the over-acting in Star Trek, the TV series – TJ Hooker and an ill-advised comic book writing venture, putting

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Waco – Hope Rituals -”warm, accessible, full of fiery drive”

Waco – Hope Rituals -”warm, accessible, full of fiery drive”

Ross McGibbon October 4, 2020 0

VENN RECORDS – 28 August 2020 It helps when a band is signed to a label you respect. Venn Records is owned by Gallows and their roster is nicely curated and a recommendation in

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The Heads – Reverberations Volume 2 – “epic kosmische gnostic jamming experience”

The Heads – Reverberations Volume 2 – “epic kosmische gnostic jamming experience”

Ross McGibbon October 4, 2020 0

CARDINAL FUZZ / ROOSTER 28th August 2020 A great slab of kosmische rock, recorded live at The Thekla in Bristol on the 6th December 2001 at a festival dedicated to gnostic exploration. Gnosticism puts

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Zone Six – Any Noise Is Intended – “psychedelic stew with heady aroma”

Zone Six – Any Noise Is Intended – “psychedelic stew with heady aroma”

Ross McGibbon October 4, 2020 0

THE ACID TEST RECORDINGS 7th August 2020 A blast from the past, this album was originally issued in 2003 and is a monster psychedelic experience that might have been drawn from anywhere in the

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