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Goodnight, Sweet Betty – 68 Creep (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I love the fact that I have lived long enough to witness the word Lynchian become a recognised label, one that can be applied to art and creativity across a wide range of spectrums. In the visual aspect it is … Continue reading

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Flag Burner – American Anymen (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

One of the things which speaks volumes about just how much the world has changed over the last generation is when you are reading the comments of an on line discussion and some one posts something along the lines of … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXV: My Metallic Dream – Cyborg Asylum

If Science Fiction in print and on the screen has been the perfect vehicle for discussing and exploring ideas of where society is headed and what the future might look like, it was the Blitz Kids and the New Romantics … Continue reading

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Fly I Will, Because I Can – My Favourite Things (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If dream-pop is a genre built from musical soundscaping and layers of sonic textures, My Favourite Things sonorous pop seems built upon the dreams themselves. It is an album forged of lullabies and half-forgotten memory, of hazy nostalgia and imaginary … Continue reading

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Rainbows – A is for Atom (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If pop music often comes with the tag throw away and modern indie has become anything but independent being more concerned with the fame game as its denizens sport complicated hair and just the right brand of skinny jeans, then … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CCXI : 211 – Jay Ax

The move from Brooklyn to Staten Island doesn’t seem to have blunted the edge that typifies Jay Ax’s music. On the contrary 211 is loaded with all the grim reality of street culture and gangster moves and it is the … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day- CCIX: Blue Eyes – Alva

In a world of dark musical clouds, where everyone seems to have an agenda or an axe to grind, where musicians know more about what they are against than what they stand for, it is good to come across artists … Continue reading

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Being Alive – Hayley Lam (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Tell someone that you are a piano led, instrumental, jazz fusion outfit these days, particularly around Hayley Lam’s New York base of operations and I’m sure you have to then spend the next ten minutes explaining that you are not … Continue reading

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The Moon Has Flown Away – Elliot Schneider (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Why wouldn’t you want to dip into an album with the brilliant and intriguing title of “Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basketcase?” Come on, what’s the worst that could happen? And if, given the somewhat crazy and hippyish … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CCV: Not My President – Squished Penises

We’ll just skip over the bands backstory for now, tales of alien abduction and cryogenic freezing all make for fun punk mythologies but let’s get down to the task at hand. What punk has always been the perfect vehicle for … Continue reading

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