Category Archives: dream-pop

Long Vivid Dream – Discolor Blind (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The ability to produce a suite of five songs which simultaneously seem part of totally different musical genres yet somehow sonically sit perfectly side by side is a great, and indeed brave, trick in this often musically narrow-minded world. It … Continue reading

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A Lullaby EP – Phil Wilson (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As Phil continues his hazy pop odyssey with another small but perfectly formed batch of songs you realise something profoundly important about the man at the heart of the music. He understands what guitar pop music is about. I don’t … Continue reading

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On the Outside /Don’t Be So Sure – Tulipomania (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Sometimes the clues are right there in front of you and the fact that this latest sonic delight from Philadelphia’s Tulipomania comes wrapped in a cover graced by the hand of 4AD design visionary Vaughan Oliver certainly tells you something … Continue reading

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Going around in circles

Music is cyclical, we all know that, 30 years seems to be the recognised time span for music to drop off the fashion radar long enough to seem cool or cult and be rediscovered and reinterpreted by a new musical … Continue reading

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Tandi My Dicafi – Underlined Passages (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Indie-pop is a term so broad that it becomes almost meaningless. And even when it comes to the better end of the musical spectrum, if a band can be summed up with such a simple and singular term, it is … Continue reading

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Gourami – Fassine (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Fassine has been leaving a trail of acoustic breadcrumbs like a musical Handsel and Gretel…but with an extra Handsel, all year. That enticing journey has finally paid off with this masterful collection of chilled and forward thinking tracks and whilst … Continue reading

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You Look Like Hell – James Parenti (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Why merely be a singer-songwriter when you can be a sonic painter? Why be a guy with a guitar when you can be a conjuror of taste and texture? Why settle for playing songs when you can create worlds? Why … Continue reading

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PREMIERE: Parsons Rocket Project debut EP

With all those textured and ambient sonic dreamscapes that seemed to go hand in hand with the explosion of the small independent record labels back and riding high in the modern zeitgeist, Parsons Rocket Project are the perfect band for … Continue reading

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Lost in Reflections – Black Needle Noise (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Any album which bills itself as “music for movies you haven’t dreamt of yet” is going to blip on this dream-poppers radar that’s for sure and not just blip but blip and resonate, shimmer and fade…luckily I have my radar … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CCVI: Palio – Fassine

Fassine has been teasing us with chilled and sophisticated tracks accompanied by intriguing videos for months now as they pave the way for Gourami, the latest, long awaited full album. This last chapter before the big reveal sees them at … Continue reading

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