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'We Are Men' is a 12" by Cap Pas Cap. They do a kinda punk-funk thing with dinky echo-laden new-wave guitar shapes and a vocal that occasionally decends into Einar Orn style yelp territory. It's pretty cool in a 2005/6 style way. I must confess I think the remixes on this record are irritating to the point of me wanting to get a bus out into L...view item
Nothing St. Werner touches has ever been less than technically proficient, but with each new album it's becoming increasingly difficult for Lithops to shake its reputation as a poor man's Mouse on Mars, a trend that dates all the way back to its early singles and continues here, on the intelligently constructed, fundamentally flawed Ye Viols. Gi...view item
It seems that every other record that lands in my review pile these days is drone music. It seems that there are a lot of people out there exploring the genre. For a lot of listeners it's nonsense sound that does nothing but for the drone lover it's a whole world inside your mind to explore. This Oceans Of Silver & Blood album 9out on Nosordo) ...view item
Forever Sparrow is Color Cassette's full length follow-up to the 3" CD I vaguely remember from a while back, which Mobeer put out. Looking at the blurb this one seems to be about a boy who gets lost in a magical forest, gets turned into a sparrow and chooses to stay in the forest forever but before reading that I just thought it was a really n...view item
Filthy Pedro have a 7" out called Rock N Roll Points which is chirpy old style indie which reminds me a bit of Camper Van Beethoven. That kind of thing. Not bad at all...... On Blang Records....view item
I'm not that keen on Popup's style of music to be quite honest, so I'm at a bit of a disadvantage with A Time and A Place on Art/Goes/Pop. They've very Glaswegian, that's for sure. Definite big dollops of Franz Ferdinand's lyrical jauntiness, some of the Delgados sound and the most pronounced accent this side of Glasvegas. Quite what the press rele...view item
Shirt is a one-man project and Silent Beef is his second album. Itâ€™s a
weird and marvellous sonic adventure through a kaleidoscope of concise
and witty musical adventures.
Mr Shirt plays pretty much all the mainstay instruments of modern
music â€“ guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion, vocals and electronics.
And he...view item
Right, can I just say, I refuse point blank to acknowledge Daniel Johnston
as the unfettered genius some deluded folk make him out to be. You'd think he
were Jesus judging by the level of fawning martyrdom that's been placed above
his bemused head in the cult R&R hall of (in)fame(y). He's funny in a
"look at that scruffy backwoo...view item
If there's anyone in the world I detest more than Mike Love its Brian Wilson's saxophonist, Paul Mertens. I'm sure he's a nice guy but he's put a few dreadful sax or flute solo's into Wilson's recent stuff and...well I think it's disgusting.
Here's a compilation CD of experimental music from Washington DC. If you don't know where that is it's in America and it's where a lot of elected important people hang out and make decisions which effect people all over the world. While all this important decisions making is going on a bunch of experimental musicians in Washington had a festival ca...view item
We have 2 new records in the Bastards of Love which is a little like
early Depeche Mode type electro. ie dark yet with a pop sensibility. This ain't my forte but
hopefully this modicum of info will be enough to give you an idea!...view item
OK I'm now sat on a chair that's too low and I can barely reach the keyboard. What chance do Voo have I ask... Here they are with the first fruits from their new album (I think?). I like the name.... I like the idea of creeping behind people and shouting it really loudly at their unsuspecting heads. Sweet dreams... This is some polished indie rock ...view item
Aaron Moore (Volcano The Bear)
Still with the pastoral belt we get a new release on Elsie and Jack.
This is by Aaron Moore who is the feller from Volcano the Bear.
It starts off with very ambient bell like sounds. I'd like to think they are
real - I'm pretty sure they've been done on a computer - though the press blurb
begs to differ saying i...view item
This Esser guy is the latest in a long line of dandy types who obviously want to inject the bland charts with a vaudeville, theatrical twist. And on 'Satisfied' I gotta hand it to him. Blending a reggae lite/dancehall rhythm with an eerie ballroom sensibility and a catchy as SARS lyric, he makes for a fresh & strangely addictive pop contender. ...view item
This is the third album by Secret Machines and was released after Ben Curtis had left the band to form School of Seven Bells. There is something missing from this in comparison to what came before it, and I can only imagine that it was what ever Ben Curtis brought to the band. Their trademark sound of heavy Led Zeppelin-esque drums with spacey m...view item
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