Category Archives: goth

Scene and Heard – CCCXXIII Acid Fetus –  Silent Disco Sex (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The role of creativity is many and varied, to inform, to entertain, to reassure, to challenge, to confound, to frighten. If you find some of your preferences in the second half of that list then the wonderfully named Silent Disco Sex … Continue reading

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Houses of the Sun –  The Blood Choir (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Musical things I like: Songs that are swept through with epic drama. Chilled electronica. Understated guitar work. Ambient gothic intrigue. Pretty much everything that came out on the 4AD label. Bands who create rather than follow fashion. Rock bands willing … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCV :  Heptapod – Loya (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Heptapod exists at a point where pop falls into a dark abyss, where electronica starts to become self aware, where gothic music finds its way from the dark basement venues and onto the neon glare of the clubland dance floors. … Continue reading

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Bauhaus – Undead –  Kevin Haskins (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Any band worth their salt should be able to fill a book with anecdotes and stories of their touring and recording life, one that is a flame for moth-like fans and at least piques the interest of the more general … Continue reading

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Chandelier –  autumn (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Chandelier is an album which reminds us that the post-punk and gothic originators from which autumn, at least in part take their lead, were essentially pop bands, although ones not afraid to revel in a quirkiness and outsider stance. And … Continue reading

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So Below unveils new single Visions

Madeline North a.k.a So Below releases her highly anticipated new single ‘Visions’, the fourth and final track from her freshly released second EP ‘II’ which is out now. ‘Visions’ is a four way Kiwi collaboration with co-writers Chelsea Jade and … Continue reading

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Wild Insane  –  Vandal Moon (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

They say never judge a book, or in indeed a record, my its cover, but occasionally it is exactly the right thing to do. Take the cover of Wild Insane where we see, presumably one of the duo, looking like … Continue reading

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Disaffection –  Nostalgist (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Post-Punk is more a place on a musical timeline than any meaningful conceptual handle, too broad to be insightful, too vague to carry any deep meaning. But if we take it to encapsulate a place that fits between the end … Continue reading

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The Fall – autumn (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If you believed in time travel and wormholes and all that science fiction malarky, you could probably build a convincing conspiracy theory around autumn having access to a portal that connects modern day Minneapolis with 80’s England. And if I … Continue reading

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Schism –  On The Wane (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If the music which, often to the chagrin of the artists in question, became known as gothic was born out of the post-punk crucible, part the echoing of early punk urges, part embracing the electronic experiments that futurists and Blitz … Continue reading

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