Category Archives: electronica

Forbidden Cheese – M (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The strangely named Forbidden Cheese seems to be the result of what happens when technology and mystique merge, where the cutting edge of music making is used to create something ancient and otherworldly, where man and machine meet but the … Continue reading

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The Songs of Chantitown (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is a grace at the heart of Chantitown’s music which has rarely been seen amongst modern artists. It harks back to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Carol King and a small number of artists who were part of that … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard  – CCLXXV : Reach a Star –  Soundstream(reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Right from the start, there is something of the 90’s Rave scene about Reach a Star, the same vibrancy, the same euphoric rush, but there is also more than a hint of wild, Euro-pop and the slick clubland cool of … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCLXXII :  Dimension –  GoldenB (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Ambient hip-hop? Cosmic rap? Space-groove? Sure, I’m just making things up now but truly original music requires you to do that and Dimension comes from a truly original place. Okay, you can pick at the sonic weaves and find urban … Continue reading

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The Naked And Famous announce more headlining dates

After a wildly successful sold out west coast run, The Naked And Famous are pleased to announce additional headlining dates in the US and Europe on the ‘A Still Heart Stripped‘ tour. Tickets go on sale for the European dates Thursday, March 29th @ … Continue reading

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Aye! Priori –  Paradame (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Paradame sounds like the perfect artist for this post-genre world that we find ourselves in. There was a time when music was strangely tribal, that unwritten rules dictated that members of one broad musical base couldn’t be a fan of … Continue reading

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Amiga Uy –  A.M.I.G.A. (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

A.M.I.G.A is an interesting prospect. They may wield synths and make electronic music, mainly aimed at a dance audience but it seems to come from a very different place than most people working in that territory. Maybe I’m just not … Continue reading

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s a r a s a r a shares brand new video for ‘Love’

S a r a s a r a, the mesmeric and mystifying Parisian electronic artist and producer, has revealed her brand-new video for ‘Love’, directed by Nikolai Galitzine, and announced that she will be appearing at SXSW in Austin this … 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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Times When I Know You Will Watch The Sky Pt. I – Forest Robots (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Not all music has to make a big impact or get right on with the job straight away. Sometimes the most effective musical communication is all about reserve and understatement, about taking your time and working with slow, gradual build … Continue reading

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