Category Archives: electronic dance music

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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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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Trapped – Ashley J (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Some artists try to turn pop music into something new, they fuse their music with the past or try to find the future, undertake musically questionable and culturally ethical experiments in basement studios or pretend not to be pop at … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CXCII: Manchester Rain – Manchester Rain

There are so many reasons to love this eponymous debut track from Manchester Rain, not all of them totally to do with the music itself, so lets start there and work our way to the heart of this sonic treat. … Continue reading

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Present Tense – grownuplife (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The saying goes that “writers write” a call to the idea that you earn the title by doing the task at hand, a lot, and where and where ever you find inspiration. The same is certainly true for musicians and … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CLXXXIX: Expanse EP – Sabiani

  It’s very easy to package all sample and synth driven music into one genre, one all encompassing dance package, but to do so would be like saying all rock music is the same or all classical music belongs in … Continue reading

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Flux – Anomie Belle (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Timeless is a word that is banded around all too readily, mainly applied to music which has stood the test of time but which largely sounds very much of its era. Isn’t that more to do with survival and comfort … Continue reading

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Kermesse Machine – Manu Louis (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Sometimes you have to just realise that you are beaten, admit defeat and move on to the next job. No, I’m made of more determined stuff than that, so let’s have another go at describing Manu Louis’ strange and mercurial … Continue reading

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Mineral Rave – Basseah (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

People who read my reviews will already know my fondness for the word soundscape; I know I should be more adventurous in my word choices but sometimes there is a perfect word for the job. And soundscape is the perfect … Continue reading

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