You see, the message this new Half Japanese record, Overjoyed, (the first in many a moon) is giving out, and the way Fair approaches the subject matter in of all his songs, is positive.
Continue reading “Half Japanese – Overjoyed”
Well, this record is immense. Immense, stupid, funny, baffling, annoying; the lot. I can’t begin to describe it, outside of the fact it’s a TRIP.
Continue reading “Yamantaka // Sonic Titan – Uzu”
But most noticably, the music has this overwhelmingly soporific quality; listening in can get you in the state of some lounger in the Korova Milk Bar; on your back, in a stupor and unable to react to this insistent smothering.
Continue reading “White Hex – Gold Nights”
It’s abstract like some teen not being able to tell you what time they’re home, or what it is they are listening to; abstraction and avoidance taken to the level of an artform.
Continue reading “Dub Thompson – 9 Songs”
The Joy of Pop reveals itself to be an absolute gem; immediately putting your weirdometer at ease; mixing Pop Group against chamber folk, (or chamber punk) with a dash of Kid Strange and early Cure for good measure.
Continue reading “Mick Ness – The Joy of Pop”
I’ve really enjoyed tapping my toe to Ices whilst ironing, or holding the door to the Jakes open, to hear it better when it’s playing in the living room.
Continue reading “Lia Ices – Ices”
The Man Upstairs, is a good record mind; and a sort of refocus, even a realignment, where the Hitch gently polishes his psychicke crystal ball, often using other Sonic Mages’ cloths.
Continue reading “Robyn Hitchcock – The Man Upstairs”
This is a razor-sharp collection of passionate, informed, funny and often ebullient rock songs.
Continue reading “Ought – More Than Any Other Day”
So; if you dig that sub-Victorian ‘Gothicke’ J W Waterhouse scene, you will dig this record’s opening numbers; there is no doubt of that.
Continue reading “Black Walls – Communion”
The bullet just missed Domino, but he had gunpowder burning his eyes, so he thought he was a dead man. The Souls thought so too: this dude was trying to kill off all the Souls Of Mischief!
Continue reading “Incendiary Interview Adrian Younge – “I WANT to be pigeonholed.””