Assad makes Stavros sound like Sewell and would be pilloried. A punk standard with incomprehensible lyrics would disguise this flaw, as well as his inability to sing: demonstrated by his karaoke performance of Don’t Stop Believin’ at Mugabe’s ninetieth.
Continue reading “An Alternative Eurovision Odyssey – Part 4 Controversy, what controversy”
As ever with the things that Gudrun Gut is involved with, this is a patient and very sexy record.
Continue reading “Gut und Irmler – 500 M”
Welcome to de Nobel all ye weeny boppers, this is your musical poppa!
Continue reading “Lee Scratch Perry, Gebr. De Nobel, Leiden, 10/12/14”
Some use music as a way (by telling others what’s ‘cool’ or ‘important’) to show how important they are. You never see these gadflies, these Osrics, on a cold Tuesday night in a converted bike shed in a Leiden squat.
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Will we be digging B S Johnson & the New Brutalists in sound next year? Or the history of Enfield Cricket Club, or Iceland Frozen Foods?
Continue reading “Richard’s Record Review – Samhain Part 5”
A few years back a friend hipped me to this website about watching ships on the English Channel.
Continue reading “Richard’s Record Round Up – Samhain 2014 Part 4”
In fact some of the best things out in NL this year were the collaborations (DNMF top of the pile by a mile) and the reissues.
Continue reading “Incendiary 2014 round up”
Anjou have made a record that is incredibly evocative of place, any place you want to imagine, maybe an inner space; and one that can change according to your frame of mind.
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Super Empowered is not a procession of monolithic blarings.
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I’ve seen Howl Ensemble play and as musicians they look nothing like the sort of band you’d think (after listening to this) they should look like; coming over as a bunch of Heavy Metal escapees.
Continue reading “Howl Ensemble – Prooi”