Album Reviews

  1. Fang Island - Fang Island (Sargent House)

    Fang Island - Fang Island (Sargent House)

    Sometimes it brings to mind those god-awful mobile phone advertisements where hoards of douche bags sing with each other in false unity. Hey everyone! Come on! Let’s get together! Groan.

    Posted on Jul 9th, 2010

  2. Jean Jacques Perrey and Cosmic Pocket - Froots (InVitro)

    Jean Jacques Perrey and Cosmic Pocket - Froots (InVitro)

    Do you have a penchant for elderly gentlemen transfixing you with transdimensional bleeps and beats? Don't you think that perhaps you should?

    Posted on Jul 9th, 2010

  3. Pernice Brothers - Goodbye, Killer (One Little Indian)

    Pernice Brothers - Goodbye, Killer (One Little Indian)

    At little over 32 minutes, this is a quality rather than quantity collection

    Posted on Jul 8th, 2010

  4. Natureboy - Natureboy (Own)

    Natureboy - Natureboy (Own)

    Keeping the backing music suitably spartan and Sara Kermanshahi’s voice center stage is an intelligent plan but Natureboy seem to be under the impression that weaving loops and samples with acoustic folk is creative of a synthesis. It isn't, it's already an over-crowded genre on its own.

    Posted on Jul 7th, 2010

  5. Lessons In Time - Swords and Spears (Forthesakeofthesong)

    Lessons In Time - Swords and Spears (Forthesakeofthesong)

    As if after a particularly wild night out with a tape recorder and a toy harmonium, he'd unknowlingly woken up on the lo-fi bandwagon with no idea how he got there.

    Posted on Jul 7th, 2010

  6. Cherry Ghost - Beneath This Burning Shoreline (Heavenly)

    Cherry Ghost - Beneath This Burning Shoreline (Heavenly)

    You can see why they picked up an Ivor Novello song writing gong for the way they mesh a sense of laidback grandeur with crowd-singalong tunes

    Posted on Jul 6th, 2010

  7. Mantler - Monody (Tin Angel)

    Mantler - Monody (Tin Angel)

    Vocal chords that send shivers up your spine set to a musical backdrop that oozes a sort of sun-drenched West Coast vibe

    Posted on Jul 6th, 2010

  8. Black Soul Strangers - Animate (Squeek)

    Black Soul Strangers - Animate (Squeek)

    The Irish rock/pop quartet have bought guitar music back with a vengeance, in a phase where perhaps it seems like nothing more than a novelty from the past.

    Posted on Jul 5th, 2010

  9. Cats and Cats and Cats - If I’d Had An Atlas (Function)

    Cats and Cats and Cats - If I’d Had An Atlas (Function)

    Not a hint of forced lo-fi or chillwave here, no sir.

    Posted on Jul 5th, 2010

  10. Blondes - Touched (Merok)

    Blondes - Touched (Merok)

    Working primarily in a post-shoegaze spectrum; their synth-produced noises are all warm oscillations

    Posted on Jul 5th, 2010

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