Category Archives: Cd Reviews

Record review: Apparat, The Devil’s Walk

Too often ambient equals mundanity. Less can be more, especially if you’re a soundscape wizard like Berlin producer Sasha Ring. Those who know his back catalogue are aware of his command of techno tempos, glitchy beats long before James Blake … Continue reading

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Record review: Richard In Your Mind, Sun

There’s a moment when listening to Sun that a visualization emerges; you’re lying in the middle of the forest, the sun is peeking through the canopy and there’s a calm stillness to every fibre oscillating in the air. It’s somewhere … Continue reading

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Record review: Blood Orange, Coastal Grooves

The artist formerly known as Lightspeed Champion, aka Devonte Hynes, is all funk and groove as Blood Orange.

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Record review: The Horrors, Skying

We’ve had psychobilly Horrors, introspective krautrock Horrors, now we have the bombast – the Screamadelica by way of Simple Minds record.

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Record review: The Antlers, Burst Apart

The one word employed by all to describe The Antlers’ breakthrough 2009 concept record Hospice was ‘cathartic.’ Burst Apart carries on the tradition of heart rendering lyricism and soundscapes, focusing less on an interweaving narrative and more on densely textured … Continue reading

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Record review: Nicolas Jaar, Space Is Only Noise

If electronic artists keep getting younger at this rate we’re going to have infants operating synths straight out of the womb. Consider Nicolas Jaar, 20 year old New Yorker by way of Chile, whose debut has him making sparsely layered … Continue reading

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Record review: Beady Eye, Different Gear, Still Speeding

It’s finally happened. Liam Gallagher has completed the transition from hopeless John Lennon aspirer to Beatles tribute act. We might never have been exposed to this if he’d just kept his mouth shut about Noel’s girlfriend, but here it is, … Continue reading

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