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submitted Joanna Gruesome - Weird Sister. over 3 years ago
submitted Television - Marquee Moon. over 4 years ago
submitted Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man. over 5 years ago
posted a review of Global Communication - 76:14. over 11 years ago
Milestone in ambient music? Sign me up! Except...no, it's crap. Don't get me wrong, I love my ambience, but this is almost completely devoid of quality. The only good track is the Orbital-style 9:25 which, by the way, is not ambient in the slightest. The ... See full review
posted a review of Billy Corgan - TheFutureEmbrace. over 11 years ago
After the predictably messy break-up of the Smashing Pumpkins (kids, don't all be on different drugs and then try and live together in a bus for a year), Billy Corgan went down the all to familiar desperate ex-frontman career path. First he started a ... See full review
posted a review of Detwiije - Would You Rather Be Followed By Forty Ducks For The Rest Of Your Life?. over 11 years ago
'Post Rock', for all it's worthiness, is perhaps one of the most stale genres around. Once you've spied that term, you pretty much know what you're in for: quite beginnings, plinky-plonky guitar lines, then military-style rhythms, followed by the money ... See full review
posted a review of R. Kelly - Trapped In The Closet Chapters 1-12. over 11 years ago
This is R. Kelly's gift to mankind - a "hip-hopera" (his words) based on what one presumes is an average day-in-the-life of a big time R&B singer. He adopts the persona of 'Sylvester' (Kelly's real-life middle name), who finds himself waking up in a ... See full review
posted a review of Stars Of The Lid - The Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid. over 12 years ago
There is a weight to this music.

Sounds ring out, starting like a symphonic swell, and ending with a twinkle of piano, or perhaps horns? As with previous SOTL releases, it's probably treated guitar, but to the blind listener it sounds like an orchestra ... See full review
posted a review of Stars Of The Lid - The Ballasted Orchestra. over 12 years ago
As an album, I don't think this quite flows as well as other SOTL releases. Perhaps due to the 'darker' nature of some tracks, which is not to my tastes, and I don't think they pull them off that well. However, it contains some great moments, such as the ... See full review
posted a review of Godspeed You Black Emperor! - F♯ A♯ ∞. over 12 years ago
What I find interesting about this LP version when compared to the later CD release (and indeed the rest of their material), is the almost complete lack of crescendos. It is important to note that the CD release is remixed, re-sequenced and includes two ... See full review
posted a review of 65daysofstatic - The Fall Of Math. over 12 years ago
This release is exciting on so many levels. 65daysofstatic certainly aren't the first band to feature electronic and rock elements, but the way they combine the two is truly unique. Glitched up beats interact with their live drummer, synths gurgle behind ... See full review
posted a review of Sigur Rós - ( ). over 12 years ago
This release was always a hard one for old fans of Sigur Rós. They toured this material extensively before it was recorded, and whilst that no doubt resulted in some very tight sessions in the studio, it left little to surprise those who had heard them ... See full review
posted a review of Sigur Rós - Ágætis Byrjun. over 12 years ago
At a push, I'd say this is my favourite record in my collection. Whilst not all is to my tastes ('Starálfur' sounds a little too much like a Disney number), there are moments here of such intense beauty that it's hard not to get caught up in it all. Even ... See full review
posted a review of Sigur Rós. over 12 years ago
I've always felt Sigur Rós are mistakenly lumped in with the rest of the 'Post Rock' scene. I believe they have far more in common with Shoegazer acts such as Slowdive ('Myrkur' from their debut is pure Slowdive) and My Bloody Valentine, and even some of ... See full review
posted a review of World's End Girlfriend - Farewell Kingdom. over 13 years ago
What a find this was! Picked it up after being recommended it by a member of Mono (Japanese post rock outfit) and it's quite something. There's a lot of instrumentation here, from violins to live bass and guitars, etc. As tracks progress they often ... See full review