Category Archives: electro

RA –  N.A.M. (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The term New Age music might conjure images of triple albums of whale noises or the sort of trippy folk music you hear playing in Glastonbury bookshops, but surely new age music can be seen as any music that is … Continue reading

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Of Codes Off Course – Piotr Sobolczyk (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If the worlds of EDM, dance and electro-pop have always been seen as a place where style over substance is the norm, where the shallow and shiny out ranks the deep and meaningful, where the quick fix is preferable to … Continue reading

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Ghost –  Days of Thunder (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Musical pairings often seem like odd partnerships when you look at them a bit more closely. Take Days of Thunder, a green-fingered, eco-academic and musical avant-gardener and a creature of the night, rock and roller don’t seem to be the … Continue reading

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Half A Century  – Butsenzeller (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Imagine if jazz had evolved from the New Romantic synth experimentation of the late 70’s or that punk had been instigated after the invention of the affordable synthesiser or even that computers had been programmed to write acoustic pop songs. … Continue reading

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Mission –  Gonetcha (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Starting an album review of a band which, up until this point, you knew nothing about, is an interesting thing to undertake. You go into it without any preconceptions, any detailed back story and knowing that anything could greet you … Continue reading

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Mary and The Ram –  The Cross (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

No matter what anyone tells you about current musical fashions, what the zeitgeist might happen to be blowing in from cooler taste making circles, what the papers say is the next big thing or any of that sort of rhetoric, … Continue reading

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Heart Thumping Like –  Porcelain People (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Pop music gets a rough deal these days, mainly because there seem to be too many rules to follow regarding what pop is allowed to be and should be about. This means it either falls into the commercial, production line … Continue reading

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Physical Business – Stonerpop (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It’s very easy to listen to electro-pop and try to draw a thread back to earlier post-punk pioneers. But choosing to wield synths as your musical weapons of choice doesn’t make you Depeche Mode, in the same way that painting … Continue reading

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Rad Science  – Eleventyseven (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said that there were no second acts in American lives. He also said a bit about trombone players and jazz music. He also predicted that pop-punk has had its day. Maybe. He was wrong about a … Continue reading

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I’m Not Spinning –  Flat Earth People Music (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It’s funny how the idea of a flat earth has become a major point of contention, a stand against academia, experts and scientific thought. I’m not really sure where these particular Flat Earth People stand, whether they are for, against … Continue reading

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