Category Archives: post-folk

You Look Like Hell – James Parenti (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Why merely be a singer-songwriter when you can be a sonic painter? Why be a guy with a guitar when you can be a conjuror of taste and texture? Why settle for playing songs when you can create worlds? Why … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Friends – Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Striping music back to its very essence is something that sounds easy but is rarely done well. The Civil Wars did it, though they never sounded like they were having a lot of fun doing so, The Black Feathers and … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Failure – Daudi Matsiko (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Some music is made to be experienced on mass, a joint and joyous celebration to be shared with those around you. Other music is more of a one-on-one experience and Daudi Matsiko definitely falls into the latter bracket. More than … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CLXIX: That Voice Behind – The Marica Frequency

If my first venture into The Marica Frequency’s musically strange and wonderfully hypnotic world was via the minimalism and elemental atmospherics of Hallowed Ground, this second excursion was quite a different experience. For whilst That Voice Behind is based on … Continue reading

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Fairy Tale Ending – Fear of the Forest (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Discovering new music can be like dating, sometimes the chemistry just isn’t right, other times you agree to be friends but know that you won’t see each other again apart from a probable awkward encounter at a diner party a … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day CLXVIII: Hallowed Ground – The Marica Frequency

All too often a song and its accompanying video seem to be at odds with each other, great in their own right but serving drastically different purposes, one artistic, the other ticking commercial and fashionable boxes. The first thing that … Continue reading

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Objects – The Nightjar (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Music can do many things, it can blend subtly into the background, it can act as a rallying call, it can inspire, alter moods and it can make you think, make you forget, incite joy or provoke reflection. It also … Continue reading

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