Category Archives: synthwave

Who Are We Anymore – Siblings of Us (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Who indeed. Perhaps the sort of people who wilfully mix warped Bee Gees doing hard-disco with Vangelis-esque cinematic electronica? Maybe they are those sort of people who love the synth-pop of the post-punk period and wish to see it given … Continue reading

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Release – Christopher Rapkin (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As any album proudly bearing labels such as relaxation and meditation hoves into view, I have a tendency to brace for a salvo of head shop, whale noise nonsense and wind chime cacophony. But if more people working in such … Continue reading

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Sonnets x Sketches – Gongkreeper (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If someone like Nick Cave best typifies the dark, sweeping and majestic end point of the western blues derived musical experiment; Gongkreeper is the flipside of that coin. Joe Cherry, the man driving this creative vehicle, makes music which comes … Continue reading

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The Last Lighthouse – Campfire’s Edge (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

They say that you can tell a lot about a person by the company that they keep. Similarly you can tell a lot about a musician by looking at who has accompanied them on their musical journey thus far. Making … Continue reading

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Total Squaresville – Pattern Language (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’ve been reading some of the writing by those music bloggers they have now days. You know the ones, with their skinny lattes, even skinnier jeans and complicated hair. It seems that the current trend is all about juxtapositions and … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CLXXVIII: Feel The Night – Vladrumetz

There is something wonderfully familiar in the pulsing bass, the clinical drum sound and the minimal synth patterns that skitter around between voice and backbeat. Comfort zones are nice places to exist in and Vladrumetz builds ones that take me … 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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Fear Me/Love Me – Siblings of Us (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I always find the term “80’s music” when used as a label a bit of an odd concept. After all how the hell can a decade also be a genre? Sadly that decade, the one that honed my own musical … 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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S/T – Gunship (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If the contents of this album sounds like the soundtrack to an eighties movie, that is the whole point. (The clue is in the title) Dan Haight, Alex Gingell and Fightstar’s Alex Westaway revel in the decade and remind us that … Continue reading

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