Monthly Archives: March 2013

Merz – No Compass Will Find Home

‘No Compass Will Find Home’ is the latest album from Conrad Lambert better known as Merz. I first heard him in 1999 with ‘Many Weathers Apart’ a brilliant track from his self-titled debut, a fresh and thoughtful dance tune of … Continue reading

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Phosphorescent – Muchacho

It’s been a few years since ‘Here’s to Taking it Easy’ but now Phosphorescent the working moniker of Matthew Houck returns with probably his most accessible album to date. The short but sweet ‘Muchacho’ is a vibrant mix of styles … Continue reading

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The Strokes – Comedown Machine

Every once in a while a band emerge with such a cracking debut it’s hard for them to ever top it. Then comes the mediocre follow ups, band squabbling, drink, drugs and general collapse of the unit that starts as … Continue reading

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Billy Bragg – Tooth & Nail

Billy Bragg returns with his 13th album and it some ways it’s a departure from his usual style but fans will instantly see the similarities to the work he did with Wilco on the ‘Mermaid Avenue’ records. ‘Tooth & Nail’ … Continue reading

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Steve Mason – Monkey Minds In The Devil’s Time

Steve Mason started his musical career in the excellent Beta Band and has subsequently been through a few guises (King Biscuit Time, Black Affair) here he releases ‘Monkey Minds In The Devil’s Time’ his second under his own name and … Continue reading

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How To Destroy Angels – Welcome Oblivion

‘Welcome Oblivion’ is the debut of Nine Inch Nails main man Trent Reznor’s L.A. collective ‘How To Destroy Angels’ along with his wife Mariqueen Maandig and long-time collaborator Atticus Ross. If you liked either of the soundtracks he did recently … Continue reading

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Stoker

Chan-wook Park has become something of a cult director largely in part to the centre piece of his vengeance trilogy ‘Oldboy’ and despite having only a handful of other films to his name is a director that people just can’t … Continue reading

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