Sam Raimi’s Darkman, 1990, came about when he failed to get the permission to make Batman or The Shadow. He created his own story where a superhero is borne out of misfortune and tragic lost love. The film has a score written by Danny Elfman who has scored many films for ...view item »
First time on vinyl for this previous cassette only release from the warped brain of Sir Julian Cope. This contains two side-long explorations that have been described as somewhere else as being between Ash Ra Temple and Brainticket's classic LP 'Cottonwoodhill'. A sonic overload of what Cope se...view item »
The main problem I'm having with this third album of fruity indie pop from Greta Kline is the pitch of her voice. Higher than helium. She's released 52 records so far which impressive until you try to work out how many of them are actually any good. What we have here is a kind of cross between Kimya Dawson...view item »
I know I'm not the target audience for a band like Hinds but with all the notices I was seeing about 'I Don't Run' I was under the impression that they'd created something special here. However really it's just more tuneful, kinda consequential indie pop produced in that manner that sees distortion added to everything particularly the vocals so ...view item »
The horror master returns with a swiftly followed up sequel to his 2014 album 'Lost Themes'. Several collaborators from that project remain including Carpenter's son Cody but this time the composers had the luxury of spending time collaborating in the same city. This has led to a more focussed work with a wider palette of sounds. Next stop for C...view item »
This man needs no introduction. His films more or less speak for themselves, sharing the traits of being unbearably tense (Assault on Precinct 13) and borderline cheesy (Snake’s peril in Escape from New York). More common is the accompanying music - dramatic, moody pieces that hold still until you can take it no more, exploding into synth-...view item »
It’s glam. I don’t know how exactly but it is: there’s a dude wearing a hat on the front cover and Kyle Craft has a fuzzed-up hair thing going on. He’s about to answer a phone. His suit, a kind of mustard-white, is captivating. There’s a table. There are cards. The scene is set: it’s rock music for the world&r...view item »
Well he's now in spoken word territory. Should the recent Jesu and Sun Kil Moon records contain too much music for your enjoyment and you want more of the Koz then this is for you. Parquet Courts Sean Yeaton provides eerie soundscapes and lo-fi fol...view item »
What an unbelievable treat this is. Mica Levi’s soundtrack to the beguiling ‘Delete Beach’ anime, brought to life by illustrator Marisuke Eguchi none other than artist Phil Collins -- although, actually, not the one you’re thinking of. Lovers of anime, rejoice; lovers of Mica Levi’s incredible compositional work, do...view item »
Blue Hills is a reissue of American folk singer, Michael Hurley’s 2010 album, his 23rd long player. To most, he will be a treasure ripe for discovery. He can include Cat Power, Calexico and Woods among his fans, so perhaps you should become one too, huh? Hurley has written...view item »
Now that Pinkshinyultrablast have released a couple of albums it's time for them to do that thing every band does on their third album - break out the synths. Their previous hi-octane shoegaze has been replaced by Jean Michelle Jarre style synths wibbles. The verses are ok (if a bit overly synthy) ...view item »
One of two Shabazz Palaces albums out this week. I don't know which is meant to be the 'one' and which the companion. They may both be the 'one'. You can have more than one 'ones' can't you? Aaaaaanyway that's given me enough time to worm my way into the futurist afro funk influenced hip-hop on view here.
Hip-hop records are normally har...view item »
That is the worst album art I have ever seen in my life. Of course it’s for a Decemberists’ record. Widely apologised for by a league of listeners (including myself) for unleashing a schematic for prog-twee onto the world, it is entirely predictable that a record by them in 2018 would make pure, unadulterated joy look so unappealing....view item »
The creative whizz behind The Shins, James Mercer had an itch he needed to scratch following the recording of their last album, Heartworms, and scratch it he did. He re-recorded the album, introducing acoustic guitars and a slower tempo to fast tracks and injecting the slower tracks with a bit of rock oomph. The Worms Heart was ...view item »
Viz Top Tip. Save money on buying this record by slowing down the pitch of your record player by about a sixth and playing your copy of 'Drunk'.
Because that's all they've done here. Certain parts have a beautiful wooziness to them that is missing from the original, rather hyper record but the general feeling in the office is that ...view item »
Waveform Transmission (Rod Modell & Chris Troy) V 2.0-2.9
The ever reliable Astral Industries imprint bring us the first new material in over 20 years from Detroit dub techno/celestial ambient master Rod Modell (DeepChord, cv313) and the elusive Chris Troy operating as Waveform Transmission. The former is a familiar and prolific artist with to...view item »
Here’s Zomby’s homage to, and re-imagining of the pioneering Eskibeat sound created by Grime Godfather Wiley. The influence across the sixteen tracks is clear to hear, yet ‘Mercury’s Rainbow’ is still unmistakably a Zomby album - refracting Wiley’s template through his own laser/rav...view item »
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