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James ‘Living in Extraordinary Times’

James ‘Living in Extraordinary Times’

Vanguard Online August 27, 2018 0

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The Tim Booth persona projected through the music of the band James reminds me of a friend, a nice guy, interesting, hugely analytical, but a little standoffish, all of which seems to hide some narcissistic

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Automatisme – ‘Transit’  – supermodern digital glitches and found sounds send sparks through white, pink and brown noise fields

Automatisme – ‘Transit’ – supermodern digital glitches and found sounds send sparks through white, pink and brown noise fields

Ross McGibbon August 23, 2018 0

CONSTELLATION RECORDS                                August 24th 2018 Accumulating debris of clicks and waves of broken sound. Shards of something smoother, fractured from somewhere else. This is Industrial music for the computer age. Almost ambient in creating

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JOYFULTALK – “Plurality Trip” – a heady trip to a fever-dream

JOYFULTALK – “Plurality Trip” – a heady trip to a fever-dream

Ross McGibbon August 23, 2018 0

CONSTELLATION RECORDS       24TH August 2018 This opens with wonderful microtonal sounds, like a vibrating ceramic plate, allied to a wobbly bass thrub. As things move on, we get classic electronic Krautrock. Pure and simple melodies,

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Pink Fairies – ‘Resident Reptiles’    is a journey in a time machine to a place that is always now

Pink Fairies – ‘Resident Reptiles’    is a journey in a time machine to a place that is always now

Ross McGibbon August 23, 2018 0

PURPLE PYRAMID RECORDS      24th August 2018 Here’s a real oddity – a timeless slice of garage rock, harking back to a golden age, recorded in the US but as British as all

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BLACK COFFEE: TAKE ONE

BLACK COFFEE: TAKE ONE

Tiffini Taylor August 1, 2018 0

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BLACK COFFEE: TAKE ONE Are you looking for rock bands? Have you ever wondered how a band can be formed? Well, for Black Coffee it is all about meeting others that you just have

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Lack Of Afro – “Jack Of All Trades” – Sweet soul, funk and pop make a perfect summer album

Lack Of Afro – “Jack Of All Trades” – Sweet soul, funk and pop make a perfect summer album

Ross McGibbon July 25, 2018 0

LOA Records 10th August 2018 Sweet soul, funk and pop make a perfect summer album Full of traditional soul and disco, this is somehow timeless and full of summery vibes. Tight and sweet high

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Imagine Rod Stewart singing with Coldplay…

Imagine Rod Stewart singing with Coldplay…

Vanguard Online July 25, 2018 0

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AHI has a beautiful smokey voice. I was killing myself trying to think of who he reminded me of, and then it struck me, Rod Stewart. But his music, anthemic, determined and in the spirit

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Guru Guru – “Rotate! 50 Years” Fifty circuits round the sun for legendary Krautrockers

Guru Guru – “Rotate! 50 Years” Fifty circuits round the sun for legendary Krautrockers

Ross McGibbon July 4, 2018 0

TRANCE MUSIC 29th June 2018 50 years is a long time in the story of a rock band. Guru Guru are one of the most significant members of what Britain’s rock press came to

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Forma – “Semblance” – minimalists eschew formalities. Less is more…..

Forma – “Semblance” – minimalists eschew formalities. Less is more…..

Ross McGibbon July 4, 2018 0

KRANKY          20th July 2008 Forma are a Brooklyn trio who like exploring, who like experimenting. They like polyrhythms, texture and variations on repetition. Mixing vocals, synthesizers, piano, sax, drums and flute;

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Binker & Moses – “Alive In The East?” – a beast of gut-grabbing vital free-jazz

Binker & Moses – “Alive In The East?” – a beast of gut-grabbing vital free-jazz

Ross McGibbon June 20, 2018 0

GEARBOX RECORDS 29th June 2018 For a duo, Binker and Moses have a big band. I should explain: The young jazz duo of Binker Golding (sax) and Moses Boyd (drums) are brilliant as a

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