Indeed it’s as if we’ve just attuned our receiver back into Toulouse Trax’s little world; which has, unbeknownst to us, merely carried on doing its thing
Continue reading “Toulouse Low Trax – Jeidem Fall”
Personally I think he’s at his best when he adds a bit of swagger and dumb optimism and stops trying to act twice his age.
Continue reading “Long Conversations – I’ll Be Drunk When You Call”
The fuzzy, gloopy atmosphere is what makes this record: it looks to slowly draw you in, by stealth and then drown your senses with its heavy-lidded sensuality.
I do find it a bit of a mixed bag; GBV were always a restless and slightly alien proposition, one that couldn’t really take time to worry about defining itself for eternital judgement.
Continue reading “Guided By Voices – Let’s Go Eat the Factory”
This is a beautiful body of work, however fragile and regardless of the macabre commission.
Continue reading “Peter Broderick – Music for Confluence”
The thud of the drums and the clash of the guitars give these pieces an almost tribal quality, you can see them being the soundtracks to an induction ceremony of a groovy cult or some such.
Continue reading “Thee Oh Sees – Carrion Crawler and The Dream EP”
Luckily we don’t get into that minor chord work out that all too often makes records like this seem academic or worthy.
….it boasts some outrageously simple hooks and riffs, such as on the tremendous funk marathon that is Sundance – a brutal head trip very much in the spirit of Gavin Russom.
Continue reading “JR Plankton – Neon”