Category Archives: cinematic

Larva –  Floating Beauty (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Larva is one of those albums which is a reviewers dream. So much music follows firm templates and, good as it may be, from a review point of view you are often just reworking the same language and over used … Continue reading

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Swim – Phantoms vs Fire (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

So let me get this straight. A Brazillian artistic polymath, based in Italy, making music using both traditional and digital instruments and as influenced by Icelandic post-rock dreamscaping as the American classical avant garde! This is how the world should … Continue reading

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hERON –  hERON (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Not only is hERON a long distance collaboration between musicians in Seattle and San Antonio, it is a collaboration between musical worlds, between eras and genres as well. At the core of these lovely, languid largely instrumentals is a trip-hop … Continue reading

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Memories of Stars  –  Astrobal (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Matching lyrics which are poetic, scientific and philosophical to music which is hypnotic and mercurial, Astrobal’s Memories of Stars falls somewhere between a new wave of underground dance culture and Carl Sagan’s iconic Cosmos reimagined as music. It is full … Continue reading

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Mis+ress – Mis+ress (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Being someone who finds words, wordplay and interesting turns of phrase…well interesting, I feel that there are few greater pleasures than looking at the list of song titles on an album and being greeted by strange names and intriguing subject … Continue reading

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Queensland Ballroom – Jason Herring and The Mystery Plan (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

At a point where music bleeds into pure emotion, where sound becomes atmosphere, where songs are less about sonic structure and lyrical message and more about painting washed out, night time vistas and seem to suggest other dimensions encroaching on … Continue reading

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Ursa Minor – Fassine (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There are many perks of being in a band, one of the less obvious ones is being perfectly equipped to pay tribute to your musical heroes, those who shaped your formative years and who may have even been the reason … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CXCV: The Red Forest – Moleville

It was pretty much a year ago that Moleville presented us with a wonderful collection of emotive and dream-like songs under the name Relics, so it was great to find some new activity in the form of a video pop … Continue reading

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Total Squaresville – Pattern Language (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’ve been reading some of the writing by those music bloggers they have now days. You know the ones, with their skinny lattes, even skinnier jeans and complicated hair. It seems that the current trend is all about juxtapositions and … Continue reading

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Lucky + Love – LUCKYandLOVE (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I think it is fair to say that when it comes to music, there were two decades known as the eighties. The modern re-writing of history would have you believe that everyone went around in jumpsuits and headbands, listening to … Continue reading

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