Paul Catten – Themes and Variations for Strings and Electronics

Paul Catten - Themes and Variations for Strings and Electronics...

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Fliers for Nigeria

Last Saturday I was supposed to hand out fliers for my university to students taking their JAMB tests.   This is the Nigerian equivalent of SATs, and you have to take it to get into college....

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Oil: Edward Burtynsky’s Narrative of Society’s Fuel Source

That one substance which is at once both everywhere and yet nowhere to be seen is the subject of Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky’s most recent exhibition, entitled Oil. Through over 50...

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Make Better Music 60: Automation and the Human Form

On the plus side, a new generation (one that has grown up with remarkably powerful music tech tools) will do things with music software that are incredible, ground breaking, ear-catching and mind...

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Cults announce UK tour

“David Lynch goes dreampop” – Guardian Guide   “11 hook-laden lullabies to be lured in by, all underpinned by a sultry menace that’s impossible to ignore”...

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Macks Faulkron – Friends EP

As much as sixties psychedelia has been artlessly plundered by last month's media darlings, Best Coast, it seems only logical that the 90s re-visioning of that movement be picked over in the...

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Into the Unknown: Radiohead – Good Evening Mrs Magpie

There’s one thing about dance music and that is it tends to divide people. Dance music is seen by some as a lesser ‘Techno Techno’ form of music, devoid of intellect and not up to...

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Hevy festival 2011 – review

Starring Dillinger Escape Plan, Architects, Funeral for a Friend, and Bouncing Souls, the third year of Hevy proves that festivals are an astounding musical democracy.  Set near the Folkestone...

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Creative Journey: How to Curate Abroad

Creative Journey: How to Curate Abroad...

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Make Better Music 59: It’s not what you put in, it’s what you get out

One of the joys of music is that it always has something to say that’s worth listening to, even in tracks that you have heard a hundred times. There’s a richness and enough ambiguity of...

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The Deer Tracks – The Brevity Interview

Sweden’s Deer Tracks are one of those bands that are nigh-on impossible to pin down. The dynamic duo of Elin Lindfors and David Lehnberg are purveyors a magical, colourful swirl of melodies,...

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Supersonic Festival 2011 – Update

Its time for the day tickets/line ups to be announced for this year's festival (though the exact times have yet to be released). Additionally, Supersonic have announced two more musicians to the...

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Pure X – Pleasure

Summer echoes… Don’t you just loathe the term shoegaze? As far as categorisations go, you can’t get much lazier than trying to sum up a band’s entire raison d’etre by...

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MOGWAI – ‘Earth Division’ EP released today

Arch weirdos MOGWAI release their latest quizzical opus.  Having thus far enjoyed a monumental year, with a sold out world tour and the release of the superb and critically acclaimed 7th studio...

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Make Better Music 58: Go Where the Barriers Are

The idea is simple - things that are easy to do can be done by more people than things that are hard. You want to make your music available as a “self release” via a service like bandcamp? Go for...

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Summon the Crows – One More For the Gallows

Growling through concrete Norsk pounders test the rope.  'One More For the Gallows' is the second full-length album by the Norwegian band Summon the Crows.  The album contains 10...

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Winter – Into Darkness

A fingernail through the cellophane, Winter lets out the night.  Originally released in 1990 and widely considered to be a cult classic, Into Darkness from New York outfit Winter is now being...

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Talvihorros – Descent Into Delta

Hypnotic? Delta guitar driven purges by ascending maestro.  The term 'hypnotic' is one that is bandied about far too often in music reviews, a kind of catch-all term for any number of...

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Bong – Beyond Ancient Space

Beyond Ancient Space is the most recent release from  Psychedelic Minimalist Doom band Bong. Many people believe a bands name should be a reflection on their music and with Bong, you can pretty...

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Our-Merica 5: Imaginings of America

"Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected." – Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray. Images By Our Bartlett....

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