Tag Archives: minneapolis (us)

A Sheik’s Legacy – Thomas Abban (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is trying something new, there’s pushing boundaries and then there is Thomas Abban. Abban goes way beyond merely moving existing musical templates forward, he does nothing less than create his own world to inhabit, explore and report on. It … Continue reading

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Deep In The Waves –  J. Briozo (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Solo albums aren’t always a sign that cracks are beginning to show in the ranks of an established band, more often they are just a way of finding an outlet for music which doesn’t fit into the existing musical journey. … Continue reading

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Caterpillars – J W Schuller (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Caterpillars is the result of clever and rewarding decisions, from the artist’s choice to put something back into the community and play volunteer gigs which in turn opened up a whole new thought process regarding subject matter to the sonic … Continue reading

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The Motor Car and The Weather Balloon  –  Ben Brookes (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I love the connectivity of the modern world. I love the fact that I was sent this album by the powers that be in Minneapolis when the guy in question hails from a town an hour away from me in … Continue reading

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Hearts In Need Of Repair – Sarah Morris (reviewed by Ian O’Regan)

Every so often, an album drops on my desk for review accompanied by a sizeable surprise of one kind or another. That some of these albums ever actually see the light of day is never a surprise, sadly. The ever-lower … Continue reading

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You’ll Never Walk Alone –  Tim Cheesebrow (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Never judge a book by a cover and never judge a song by its title. I tentatively pressed play on this expecting a cover of the famous Rogers and Hammerstein number, one that in my country at least is firmly … Continue reading

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Love Kills Slowly – Black Bluebirds (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Whilst there has, in the modern age at least, been a real disconnect between the potential of the original goth scene with all its pomp and drama, knowing pretence and theatrical allure and the grit and integrity of the modern … 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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Scene and Heard – CCXXIV : Black Water –  Thomas Abban (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Black Water is one of those songs which takes you on a journey, I know it is a cliche and I don’t want to be that guy, but it is a sonic journey, one that builds from gentle jazz guitar … Continue reading

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Falling Over –  Sarah Morris (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Having built a steady momentum and a loyal following via two critically and commercially well received albums, 2015’s Ordinary Things spending 6 months on rotation on the Americana radio charts, Sarah Morris would have to do something pretty drastic for … Continue reading

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