The place just explodes and I’m reminded of my younger self watching the Stone Roses or The Pale Saints when both enjoyed their brief moments of extra terrestrial illumination in the late 80s. That good, no shit Sherlock.
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Using a peculiar hand motion as if blowing the song out onto his hand to inspect it, Dawson laid down the law with an incendiary set.
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A break, more beers then Rats on Rafts. The Great and the Good were out for them; bookers, press, agents, managers, radio presenters.
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Was it loud enough though? It was one of those gigs that was loud and sounded quiet, the power being held back for the odd surprising spurt of white noise.
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And the record is shot through with a quiet, thoughtful take on classic minimalism. Some bits – for example the ghostly Remote Outliers – are very reminiscent of Philip Glass.
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Jeff Özdemir & Friends is a damned good title, for that’s what this compilation is, a set of Jeff Özdemir’s mates, who showcase the modern urban electro-pop that has become almost ubiquitous in Germany.
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On this record zZz click and it’s revelatory. Somehow this release feels different; it’s guided by a more human, less theatrical star.
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The Homesick turn the whole miserable top-down state-approved music propaganda bullshit on its head, simply by having the confidence to be themselves.
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