Category Archives: soundtrack

Searmanas –  Searmanas (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’ve always been a sucker for ambient, drifty, dreamy music. I’ve also always loved strange, glitchy electronica. But it isn’t often that you find the two coming together in such a complimentary fashion. Kate Bush led the way and the … Continue reading

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Beneath The Surface –  Invadable Harmony (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’ve always been drawn to contemplative and ambient music such as that found on Invadable Harmony’s EP Beneath The Surface. I guess it comes from being surrounded with live music for a living that the music I chose to fill … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXXVII : The Dancin’ Spy  –  Pekkanini (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Right from the off, as that first resonant riff drops into place, Pekkanini nails his musical colours to the sonic mast and sails this creative ship through some very noirish, retro-infused sonic waters. As the title suggests we are in … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard- CCCXX: Diamond Bullet – Pekkanini (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Pekkanini is a man who seems to cover a lot of bases, musically speaking, from scores for theatre productions to electronic music and from full band live shows to solo albums. And sat at the heart of it is his … Continue reading

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On Top – Phillipe Petit and Friends (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Whilst On Top feels like a strange and beguiling  soundtrack, what the film it is the score too really does  defy imagination. If soundtracks seek to underline and emphasise the action and emotion taking place on screen, then On Top … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices ft. Lisa Gerrard – Pora Sotunda (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As one half of Dead Can Dance, Lisa Gerrard explored wonderful sonic territory and created music which wandered between re-imagined world sounds and  soundtrack style arrangements, she painted with cinematic and widescreen musical colours, and balanced the ethereal and the … Continue reading

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Swim – Phantoms vs Fire (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

So let me get this straight. A Brazillian artistic polymath, based in Italy, making music using both traditional and digital instruments and as influenced by Icelandic post-rock dreamscaping as the American classical avant garde! This is how the world should … Continue reading

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Solitary Universe – Eraldo Bernocchi & Chihei Hatakeyama (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

At a point where sound becomes conceptual art, where songs are abandoned in favour of hypnotic soundtracks, where music goes beyond being merely minimal and seems to be created at an almost atomic level, that is where you find Solitary … Continue reading

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It’s a Rotten Game – Shaun Barry (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Musical releases might be seen as just a station along a sonic train ride towards an ever more vague final destination; a place of access, an embarkation point on this journey into musical possibilities. Anyone aware of Shaun Barry’s journey … Continue reading

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Infernal Spheres – Karda Estra (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Richard Wileman has used the Karda Estra musical mode of transport to explore some very interesting places over the years. From progressive landscapes, taut horrific scores, dark noir-ish themes and even the death of galaxies, and the music always matches … Continue reading

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