Category Archives: post-rock

Field Theory –  Broads (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Somewhere around the halfway point of the effervescent Climbs, the first calling card from this new album, I realised that I wished I still took drugs! There is something about their wonderful musical chemistry experiments, their mixing of hypnotic background … Continue reading

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Thanks to The Moth and Areanna Rose –  The Veldt (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I continue to be amazed by The Veldt’s ability to similtaniously shimmer yet saunter, chime but groove. How do you even do that? On the one hand they play with sounds which seem built of almost intangible, ethereal qualities, the … Continue reading

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Orbs of Light – Beto Hale (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The fact that Beto Hale discovered the Beatles at a young and impressionable age is indelibly woven into the heart of this album. Whilst not always obviously Beatle-esque, the album seems to often think in similar ways and certainly Orbs … Continue reading

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Human Giving – Darto (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

What I’m still trying to fathom out is how Darto manage to sound both bucolic and anthemic at the same time. How can songs, which seem to be pastoral, gently chiming, sonorous lullabies through one ear, suddenly sound like they … Continue reading

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Ephemeral EP – Stephen Shutters (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If opening tracks on records (yes, I still call them records—get over it) are normally about setting the scene, giving the listener a taste of what they can expect, and as a by-product giving lazy journalists, such as myself, a … Continue reading

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Who Shot Bukowski? – Jack of None (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is something to be said for a band that you are able to fall in love with just because of what they seem like on paper, their ideas, their essence and their exotic nature. A band built around three … Continue reading

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Room For The Others (and other singles) – A Shoreline Dream (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The past is a different country; they promote their musical releases differently there. And whilst there are lots of recognisable references shooting through A Shoreline Dream’s hazy, neo-shoegazing, the idea of releasing each track on their planned album as a … Continue reading

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Quarter to Somewhere – Astroblue Express (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for kickstarter funding I can tell you I don’t have money, but what I do have is a very particular set of words. Words … Continue reading

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Pioneer – Common Tongues (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It’s very easy to hold partisan ideas regarding music technology. Acoustic sounds are either true and honest or Luddite and antiquated depending on where you stand, similarly, noise altering and sound replicating technology is seen as either cheating or the … Continue reading

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Ocean Grey – Port Erin (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If the Floydian teaser of the albums first release The Fuzz and All That They Feed promised great things, even the high musical benchmarks that Port Erin have already set for themselves didn’t quite hint at just what a musical … Continue reading

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