Category Archives: electronica

The Last Lighthouse – Campfire’s Edge (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

They say that you can tell a lot about a person by the company that they keep. Similarly you can tell a lot about a musician by looking at who has accompanied them on their musical journey thus far. Making … 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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Pacifico – Brice Sedgwick (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

You could make a good argument for the fact that whilst guitar music seems to have undergone constant evolution, been pushed and pulled in all directions and warped and twisted into new forms, in the name of contemporary music, the … 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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Ghostdream – Nick Nicely (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Most people build songs based on solidity – riffs, defined chord progressions, choruses, verses – you know all the stuff that has been tried and tested over many years by thousands of artists through millions of songs. But doesn’t that … 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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That Wave – Fassine (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It initially seems like an odd step for my new, favourite purveyors of ultra-chic, hi-concept, cinematic, alt-pop to cover my home town’s most famous musical son, but once you get your head around the idea you realise that there is … Continue reading

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Twitch – James Kruman (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It came as no surprise to find that James is the product of the dark satanic brickwork and cold streets of Manchester, the same vibe that oozed out of Joy Division’s challenging art attacks also shrouds his stark, subtly nuanced … Continue reading

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Under My Skin – SPC ECO (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Preconceptions will always let you down. After all, a band made up of a dad and daughter just smacks of working men’s club acts and pub duos doesn’t it? Well, not when the dad is Dean Garcia, better known as … Continue reading

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