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Sympathy for the devil?

March 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Alternative, Ambient, Electronica, post-rock

Album Review: worriedaboutsatan – Arrivals FIRST PUBLISHED AT THE LINE OF BEST FIT 8.5/10 Will electronica make a comeback at the end of the decade? It seems that having gone organic in the 00s with folktronica, many electronica artists have been second-guessed recently by folk artists (from Bon Iver to Iron & Wine) augmenting their […]

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Hidden depths from across the Atlantic

March 6th, 2009 · No Comments · Alt-rock, Alternative, Music, Pop/Rock

Album Review: Richard Swift – Atlantic Ocean 8/10 Often compared to Harry Nilsson, Richard Swift shares the 60s maverick’s category-avoiding, highly melodic and eccentic brand of pop rock. Swift, who prefers the analogue four track production techniques of the Nilsson era, recorded ‘The Atlantic Ocean’ – his latest for Secretly Canadian – in Wilco’s loft […]

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Album Review: Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid – NYC

October 24th, 2008 · 11 Comments · Alternative, Ambient, Best of 2008, Electronica, Folk/Acoustic, Music, post-rock, Prog, Psychedelia

FIRST PUBLISHED AT THE LINE OF BEST FIT Exile on ’25th Street’ 8.5/10 ‘NYC‘ is Kieran Hebden’s (aka Four Tet) fourth collaboration with veteran jazz drummer Steve Reid and while I won’t pretend that I have heard the other three, the word in the blogosphere is that this is the most equal of their partnerships, […]

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Album Review: Monkey, Journey to the West

September 11th, 2008 · No Comments · Ambient, Electro, Electronica, Music, Psychedelia, Soundtrack, World music

Quite interesting, incidentally … 6/10 I have been a keen advoate of all things Damon Albarn post-Graham Coxon (i.e., Blur’s ‘Think Tank‘ and beyond) so was understandably quite excited by the album release of ‘Monkey, Journey to the West‘. I had not seen the Chinese opera-spectacular which this album scores but I didn’t let that […]

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