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Album Review: Greg Weeks – The Hive

November 16th, 2008 · No Comments · Alt-rock, Alternative, Folk/Acoustic, Indie, Music, Pop/Rock, Prog, Psychedelia

FIRST PUBLISHED AT THE LINE OF BEST FIT Voice of The Hive 7/10 A sombre flute, the clunking toll of a bell, a solemnly plucked acoustic guitar … cue medieval clich├ęs: misty moats, drawbridges, hooded monks, damsels in distress. But hold on, it’s not Led Zeppelin IV … a shimmering drone, Mellotron, and suddenly all […]

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Sigur Ros – Takk

June 24th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Alt-rock, Alternative, Music, Pop/Rock, post-rock, Prog, Psychedelia

More Icelandic fairytale prog from the band that specialises in Icelandic fairytale prog 6/10 Sigur Ros are fast becoming a Popular Experimental Band That I Don’t Like, a moniker I have only knowingly bestowed before on Spiritualised. On paper, Sigur Ros are a band that I should love, but it just doesn’t really engage me. […]

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Portishead – Third

May 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Best of 2008, Electronica, Folk/Acoustic, Music, Pop/Rock, Prog, Psychedelia, Trip hop

Third time unlucky? 7/10 Almost every review of Portishead’s ‘Third‘ opens with a summary account of trip hop, with mentions of coffee tables and dinner parties. Musical snobbery conspires to dictate who listens to music and how it is listened to. The fact that ‘Dummy‘ became universally successful or featured in the soundtrack for This […]

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ooioo – Feather Float

January 4th, 2006 · No Comments · Ambient, Music, post-rock, Prog, Psychedelia

Featherweight 5/10 This was a massive dissapointment to me. I took a gamble on this after buying (and loving) ooioo’s album from 2000, ‘Gold and Green’, which was only released in the UK in 2005. Oddly, that older album is far superior to this in every way. Of course, ‘Gold and Green’ has its moments […]

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ooioo – Gold and Green

December 9th, 2005 · 1 Comment · Alt-rock, Best of 2005, Music, post-rock, Prog, Psychedelia

Ooh Yoshimi! 9/10 What a fantastic discovery. It is easy to see why the Flaming Lips should dedicate a whole album to Yoshimi P-We, one half of Japanese space rockers The Boredoms and ringleader of OOIOO. What they share with the Lips is a wonderous innocence and awe-struck playfulness, creating experimental music that is neither […]

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