Harvest Festival

Burk’s Falls, On September 16-18 By Sarah Ferguson The location for Harvest Festival is a source of inspiration for alien InFlux and Promise promoters…

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Review Of Ceremonials By Florence and The Machine

t’s a wonderful notion that a quirky young woman from Camberwell in South East London, who still lives with her mum, has become a world conquering pop star. Florence Welch is the enigmatic redheaded whirlwind at the helm of her machine and after the overwhelming success of debut LP Lungs, the collective have produced their sophomore album Ceremonials.

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Review Of “Felt” By Nils Frahm

As the World Series heats up in October, finally a soundtrack has been bestowed upon us from a German pianist/composer, or at least it has for me. When I was young I was a die-hard Mets fan (living in Vancouver, Canada) which meant one particular year (1986) I had the pleasure of witnessing a great run to they had to the World Series. Unfortunately at that time, being in October, very deep into my piano practicing regimen, this usually coincided at the same time the games were on.

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Review Of “Fuck Death” By Blackout Beach

The title of Carey Mercer’s latest album, Fuck Death, wasn’t born of brash punkiness. It was inspired by the title of a Leon Golub painting, one the vast amount of disparate elements, artistic and otherwise, that influenced the shape of this three-years-in-the-making record. Mercer mentions Michael Herr’s book on the Vietnam war as one of the works that stirred him, alongside Kraftwerk albums and Iraq.

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Review Of “Hello Sadness” By Los Campesinos

Seven strong indie popsters Los Campesinos! have titled their fourth full length release in the only way the band know how; emotionally. Hello Sadness is a triumphant release and the bands official third album since the release of Hold On Now, Youngster… their first album put out in 2008.

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Review Of “Tragedy & Geometry” By Steve Hauschildt

It’s a peculiar sensation when you hear an electronic artist that sounds retro. The synthesiser is the musical instrument of the future, even if the song was composed in the 1960s, and it still invokes the imagery of flying cars, robot butlers and of course the uprising of the machines!

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Review Of “Hazed Dream” By Psychic Ills

Experimental rock band Psychic Ills is currently made up of three members; Elizabeth Hart on bass, Brian Tamborello on drums and Tres Warren on guitar, vocals and synthesizer. Hazed Dream follows their 2009 release Mirror Eyes and it’s companion EP Catoptric, put out late June 2010.

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Review Of “Welcome to Condale” By Summer Camp

Summer Camp has been called a lot of things, including “twee-synth,” a description that I guess isn’t actually supposed to be cruel, but has certainly caused me to click past the endless blog articles that have appeared on this duo in the past couple of years.

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Review of “Gravity” By Coma

We’ve all been there, we’ve all experienced that hedonistic rush of when the beat drops or the synths surge and all you can do is lose your mind. Like it or loathe it, dance music is a massive, massive deal and as more dance acts are leaping out of the clubs and onto the festival circuit, its just going to get bigger.

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Review Of Walt Wolfman By Richard Swift

Richard Swift has released a diverse set of eclectic music the past few years that include a soulful EP in Ground Trouble Jaw, but also an ambient electronic project under the name Instruments of Science and Technology. With this latest offering Swift wades into some Zappa-esque garage pop that seems to have a fresh sense of humour to whole affair.

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