OK, let me warn you it’s long, indulgent and painstaking in its thoroughness and dedication: and not everything will be for you. But the good bits are very good indeed.
Continue reading “The Resonance Association – Heliopause”
Essentially, this band are a great example of American musical anglophilia – for once, though, the end result is neither derivative nor dull.
Continue reading “Tammar – Visits”
… dramatic and sometimes exhilarating stuff.
Continue reading “Up C Down C – Calaveas”
Really enjoyable and could be meditational if they progress. Actually they could be lots of things if the band pushes harder.
Continue reading “Bleaklow – Sunless Country”
This isn’t exactly a take on the Maqām, it’s more an impressionist film score from a Western viewpoint.
Continue reading “Gianni Giublena Rosacroce – La Piramide di Sangue (The Blood Pyramid)”
The Bent Moustache is without doubt a “Trickster” band but like all Tricksters, full of cunning wit and charm. Better that you’re on their side, we say.
Continue reading “The Bent Moustache – Pastures New, Seasons Turn”
Then it is home on the last regular train after the usual conversations: “see at the next gig?”, “you bet”… what is a 40 something bloke doing, getting all excited about this young stuff?
Continue reading “Space Siren and Rats on Rafts – Koornbeurs Popronde Delft 29/9/11”
I am very well aware that after nightfall people in this region turn into werewolves. So where is the fucking venue?
Continue reading “Katzwijm Presenteert: Przewalski , Svetkoff Lamps, New YX – Next to Jaap Studios, Voorhout 8/10/11”
I mean I really like the playfulness of the band, I’m totally for that, and we’re not a normal band: we don’t have a sound, we don’t sit in a room and jam like a normal band.
Continue reading “Incendiary interview Eleanor Friedberger”