Category Archives: cinematic

New Music of the Day – CLXXV: The Fuzz and All That They Feed – Port Erin

Port Erin are known for hopping genres as easily as you or I might flick through TV channels – funk, psychedelia, jazz grooves, trippy progressive rock and out and out pop have all been easily mastered by this mercurial trio. … Continue reading

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Contain – Ian William Craig (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Some music is about energy; some about a more chilled delivery but Contain takes the latter into whole new and deeper territory. ((break)) But it is more than just relaxed in its approach, more than restrained in its delivery; it … Continue reading

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Rooftops – Laura James (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

This “lament to Liverpool” covers a lot of ground over its four or so minutes. It starts by dwelling in minimalism and atmospherics as Laura’s emotive and crystal voice yearns for the city she left for London’s bright lights. A … Continue reading

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Winter Tale – Ummagma + A.R. Kane (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

To say that this is a single built around cross pollination, across time, geography and style is still under selling how collaborative and encompassing of long distanced and disparate strands this is. Ummagma are a Canadian-Ukrainian dream-pop act of this … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CXXI: Saints – Polar Front

It’s been a busy weekend for Polar Front, a hometown show to launch their debut e.p, a slot at Oxford’s O2 and this little gem of a video to complete the package.   The opening track to the record has … 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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Fireflies – Mr. Dog The Bear (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I received some new music from dreamscape collective Mr. Dog The Bear today and was driven to issue the following warning.   I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for kickstarter … Continue reading

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Une Meeles – Maarja Nuut (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If music at it’s most frivolous is about throw away tunes and bland lyricism that aims only to give you a soundtrack to another routine night on the town, then Estonian fiddler Maarja Nuut sits at the other extreme of … Continue reading

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Sharks and Butterflies – Mr Dog The Bear (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

We have speculated, postulated and discussed who might be behind the enigmatic Mr Dog The Bear but to no avail. But whilst the identity of the composer might have eluded us thus far, the beauty and sheer creativity of the … Continue reading

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Palimpsest – Three Cane Whale (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

When I hear the word fusion applied to musical creations I think of horrible soul sucking experiments where fashionistas try to force a new trend by slicing rap deliveries onto free jazz or blend glitchy electronica with folk music. The … Continue reading

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