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Scene and Heard – CCLXII : All of Us Are Strange – Strangely Alright (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Although it is easy to see, and indeed hear, where Strangely Alright is coming from, the band does far more than the pedal past glories of their record collection, which I’m sure contains its fair share of Beatles, Kinks and … Continue reading

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Strange Stubborn Proud –  ELYXR (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Electro-pop never goes out of fashion because pop, by its very nature never goes out of fashion. Some things never age, an addictive vibe and infectious groove a solid beat, if you have that, you can’t go far wrong. And … Continue reading

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Disaffection –  Nostalgist (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Post-Punk is more a place on a musical timeline than any meaningful conceptual handle, too broad to be insightful, too vague to carry any deep meaning. But if we take it to encapsulate a place that fits between the end … Continue reading

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hERON –  hERON (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Not only is hERON a long distance collaboration between musicians in Seattle and San Antonio, it is a collaboration between musical worlds, between eras and genres as well. At the core of these lovely, languid largely instrumentals is a trip-hop … Continue reading

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Bloodthirsty – Symbion Project (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I always feel that if music causes us broken down scribblers to start inventing new musical labels and generic pigeonholes just to try to explain where it fits in to the grand scheme of things, the plan that only the … Continue reading

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Different Note/Beat Before Breakdown – Suburban Vermin (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The wonderfully named Suburban Vermin continue their mission to pour all the snottiest, surliest, most belligerent and confrontational strains of music from the contemporary era into their sonic cauldron and create a new musical soup for the current disaffected and … Continue reading

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Bleed 432 – Roddan (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Some things just remain part of modern history. The sleek lines of a Volkswagen Beetle, the iconic shape of a Coca-Cola bottle, the fit of the blue jean, the sound of the classic singer-songwriter. And that is exactly where Roddan … Continue reading

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Flux – Anomie Belle (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Timeless is a word that is banded around all too readily, mainly applied to music which has stood the test of time but which largely sounds very much of its era. Isn’t that more to do with survival and comfort … Continue reading

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Die Miss America – Suburban Vermin (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Music historians will tell you that Punk, in its original form, evolved from two separate sources. In America, the nucleus was a New York scene of garage rock bands, musical hustlers and street urchins, in the UK bored London art … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day : LXVIII – Only Friend – Valley Maker

Life rarely provides obvious answers. But if you appreciate the beauty and wonder of exploring its complex mysteries, then Seattle’s Valley Maker deserves your undivided attention. Recorded on opposite ends of the country, and composed during a nomadic period spanning … Continue reading

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