Category Archives: electronica

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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Crow Swan Wolf – They Called Him Zone (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

  Whether a conscious decision or not, Crow Swan Wolf may just be the perfect sound track to the world we find ourselves going into. Yes, the dystopian vibe is certainly obvious right from the start but there is also … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CLII : Nikko – Pick a Piper

Ontario electronic experimentalist Brad Weber aka Pick A Piper releases his most gripping and emotional collection of songs yet, Distance, on March 3rd. Weber – also known for his role in dance favourites Caribou – has ventured everywhere from Chernobyl … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CXXXI : Other Side – C Duncan

Delving into more expansive and experimental territories, Glasgow’s prodigious talent C Duncan released his already critically claimed second album ’The Midnight Sun’ back in October. The follow up to his Mercury Prize nominated debut ‘Architect’ blends electronic elements and sweeping synth sounds with his signature … Continue reading

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Bones – Seconds (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Pop music used to have fairly easily delineated lines; it was easy to tell what was inside the generic box and what was out. Pigeonholes ruled, musical tribes prevailed and anyone crossed boundaries were at best confused or at worst … Continue reading

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The Shape of Drums to Come – Khompa (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If the drum was the first instrument to be conceived, after the human voice that is, then the idea of making an instrumental album with drums and drum technology at its core is certainly tapping into a primal beat. Davide … Continue reading

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New Music of The Day – CXVII : Final Forecast – No Side Effects

What I love most about the mercurial and enigmatic No Side Effects is their ability to mix two opposing sounds into a cohesive finished product. On the one hand their synth driven sound is as futuristic and clinical as it … Continue reading

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