Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Music Reviews

Songs from the Age of Ruin –  Twilight Fields (album review)

I have spent not an inconsiderable amount of time over the years morning the passing of the political song. It seems odd to me...

Lavine –  Moist (album review)

Some music seemingly exists to cut through the background noise of the world around us, some to reflect it back at us like a...

The Mars EP –  The Room in the Wood (e.p. review)

The Room in the Wood have a strange knack of wrapping influences up in other influences like sonic Russian dolls that upon opening lead...

De Maria –  Sparkhouse (single review)

If grunge music has a reputation for being challenging and confrontational and more traditional rock forms seem rife with cliche and stereotypical sonic meanderings...

Easy Killer  – Heavy AmericA (single review)

Heavy AmericA have a way of getting to the root of what rock and metal is all about. As I pointed out before when...

Insomniac –  The Keymakers  (single review)

If anyone ever tries to convince you that the technology that was enabled sampling and all the studio innovations that much modern music is...

Sugarface –  Fjokra (single review)

Pop music doesn’t have to follow the seemingly ubiquitous current industry format, the same beats, the style over substance, the enforced dance routine moves,...

Lydian Haiku – Zero Gravity Tea Ceremony (e.p. review)

ZGTC has always been a beguiling and fluid prospect. Live shows seem to be free form and largely improvised, or at least they give...

Gothic Novel –  Last Day Sect (album review)

If the musical genre that went by the name of “goth” quickly got weighed down with pantomime pretensions, corny cliche and primary school theatrics...

Fanny –  Ty Segall (single review)

Say what you like about Ty Segall but he’s nothing if not prolific. His heart is also very much in the right place as...