Category Archives: ballad

Scene and Heard  – CCXXIII : The Catch of The Pride – Blaylock

If previous single Lighthouse established Blaylock as a new form of pop-pianist, one that sits neatly between the high art of the serious end of the genre and the kitsch of the throwaway stadium anthem types, The Catch of the … Continue reading

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You Are My Home –  Alan Osborne (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Music is made for many reasons, some of them creative, driven by integrity, other times…well, not so much. For everyone who is trying to express a personal view of the world there is someone looking for a quick buck, for … Continue reading

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Control – 1403 (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Working as a reviewer who has no real control (pun intended) over what music lands on my sonic desk has a few drawbacks. For all the wonderful unpredictability, lucky finds and eureka moments about ninety per cent of what comes … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day CLXXX: Waterfall of Tears – Ginger and The Glowsticks

It would be very easy to write songs that cover the subject mater of Waterfall of Tears and make them somehow overly melancholic or maudlin even. Success lies in the balance of not allowing the subject matter to be overtaken … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CLXVII : Lighthouse – Blaylock

When we think of solo piano music, even in the more commercial world, we generally think of the high-concept and artistic direction of Kate Bush or Tori Amos or the high volume commerciality of kitsch dinosaurs such as Elton John … Continue reading

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Relics – Moleville (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Being totally aware of Steve Skinley as the voice and piano lines of Familiars, much of the music he creates under the Moleville pseudonym feels very….what’s another word for familiar…comfortable, musically speaking anyway. But that’s fine, I love his main … Continue reading

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Orphan Keys – John Allen (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If you first encountered John Allen as I did, a tousle-haired troubadour, sporting a rocked up Dylan vibe on an acoustic guitar in a back street boozer, then Orphan Keys may come as a bit of a shock. A pleasant … Continue reading

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