Category Archives: alt-dance

Showing My Face –  ShapeShiftingAliens (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The fact that the ghost of Bowie floats effortlessly above this mercurial release should come as no surprise, his presence is felt everywhere and those of a certain age and creative outlook can’t help but channel some of his musical … Continue reading

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Hide Your Valuables –  Well Dressed Villians (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

At last! One of the advantages of being a freelance reviewer, someone who writes about any music irrespective of genre, style, location or place in the musical hierarchy means that I get a good overview of what the new music … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCL : Reflection –  Daniel Angelus (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The story detailing the relationship between a man and a woman light years apart is a beguiling concept which requires equally beguiling music. Daniel Angelus second album Wired For Heartbreak is the sound track to that story, and Reflection is … Continue reading

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Dirty Mouth –  Markk (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

One of the great things about the advent of cheap studio technology is the fact that anyone can invest in studio software, record and send their music out into the world. You could argue that this is also its downside, … Continue reading

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Home –  Thekayetan (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The last time Thekayetan crossed the review desk it was with the chilled alt-dance of Ego, a song that mixed space with sharp edges but ran with a wonderfully understated mindset. And if that was the early hours wind down … Continue reading

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Drama –  mentalEscape  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I spend a fair portion of my time wandering the EDM new music pathways, I will be the first to admit that it isn’t really my “go to” music but modern technology and current fashion means that it is probably … Continue reading

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Satisfied – Ashley J. (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Ashley j is possibly the perfect pop product for the moment. She effortlessly combines that modern take on a retro image that is in vogue, with slick and vibrant, dance driven pop grooves. And if previous singles such as Trapped … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXXXIII : Dancing Leaves –  Himmel (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’m still holding out for the modern dream-pop sound, a blend of commercially aware accessibility and late 80’s shoegazing references, pop infectiousness and cult integrity, to become the new, dominant form of mass market pop music. Unlikely I know, but … Continue reading

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Between the Funk and The Fear –  Hologram Teen (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The debut Hologram Teen album certainly arrives with all the right credentials in place as it is the solo project of none other than Morgane Lhote, the long-term avante-guardian of the keyboards for seminal indie adventurers Stereolab during what many … Continue reading

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Who Are We Anymore – Siblings of Us (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Who indeed. Perhaps the sort of people who wilfully mix warped Bee Gees doing hard-disco with Vangelis-esque cinematic electronica? Maybe they are those sort of people who love the synth-pop of the post-punk period and wish to see it given … Continue reading

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