FZV – Soundsump

The shadowy producer known only as FZV is a long-term, low-profile participant in London's Pitchless Sound System and has often played at underground events in temporary spaces. Operating in the...

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Achy Breaky Heart? Not surprised. It’s rubbish for your ears AND your chances of survival.

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation. We all hope never to need it, or to have to apply it. However, in an emergency situation, just which song would you play on your iPod before leaning in and doing mouth...

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Loitered Lens: Grim Dylan [Pics]

Photos of Grim Dylan 2011...

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ET forgets to turn off the lights

Don't you just love scientists? It's a nice idea – to look for the lights of alien cities, but citing Galileo seems a touch grandiose for such a piece of schoolboy logic. And aren't...

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Why OWS Has Already Overcome

Police Repression, Official Mendacity and Why OWS Has Already Overcome Until recent events proved otherwise, the hyper-commercialized surface of the corporate state gave the appearance of being too...

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GWAR Guitarist Found Dead

Cory Smoot, aka Flattus Maximus of GWAR has been found dead, aged 34. A member of GWAR since 2002, Smoot was found dead this morning as the band prepared to travel to their next tour date. No cause...

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Artists: what are we worth?

The economic crisis has meant an economic armageddon for artists. What are we worth? was a panel discussion led by DACS and Artquest that considered how artists can create income in support of their...

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Controversy over reopening the ‘Sistine Chapel’ of Stone Age art

A perennial topic in Spain – whether or not to allow the public access to fragile areas, which are nonetheless looked upon as part of the country's public patrimony. Plus there's the...

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Autumn – Cold Comfort

Autumn tweak their heavy rock roots and embrace 'progressive musical genres and alternative approaches' Oo err! Cold Comfort is the Dutch six-piece Autumn's fifth full-length album. While...

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Celestial Pac-Man Grows Teeth

Honestly, astrophysicists. They're a dry lot. Pac-Man, really? Theyr'e obviously blinded by familiarity with the true beauty of the cosmos. Clearly, it's actually a recumbent yellow...

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Servants, Scrapes and Situations – An Academic in Nigeria

Deprived of cultural stimuli we appreciate every cultural artefact in a much more intense way.  Saturated with cultural stimuli that intensity, in one sense, is diminished. That’s not to...

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Orcas Need Holidays Too

Winter's homing in, the nights are getting longer, and if you were a whale, a really clever whale, you'd be thinking about swimming up to the tropics right now. Well, maybe not right now,...

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Jimmy Gnecco – The Heart: X Edition

Any album by a band's vocalst going solo needs to justify its existence by revealing some sort of personal vision, some characteristic that wouldn't be found on work by the band. Searching...

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Make Better Music 64: “What Comes Next?”

Make Better Music 64: “What Comes Next?”The big question that always demands an answer, when you are writing music, is what happens next? It seems straightforward until you try it. Then...

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