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2013 in music

December 31, 2013

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albums of the year – by maarten jason kahn – open space christoph heemann – time and again the haxan cloak – excavation – wolf eyes – no answer: lower floors urfaust – trúbadóirí ólta an diabhail nightslug – dismal fucker – nick cave & the bad seeds – push the sky away bill callahan […]

Menace Ruine

September 10, 2011

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Being Observed “A very sad era”, Geneviève Beaulieu writes on our question whether the power of imagination is reducing, as some have argued. “Probably the imagination has lost power because there are less spaces favourable to its manifestation. And then people do everything too quickly, without thinking too much about their basic needs. Some confuse […]

Shellac

March 30, 2011

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Maximising autonomy When Steve Albini first heard a Ramones tape on the bus during a school trip in his teens, he became a punk rocker. How would Shellac have sounded if he had heard Perry Como or any other brushed off smoking? No one knows, but Albini once said that everything he has done could […]

Asva

February 27, 2011

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Anything but child’s play Far away from the iconography so typical to Doom, you find Asva. No crosses or witchery, no darkness surrounding the graveyards at midnight here. So be polite, and don’t call them a doom band, George Stuart Dalquist (bass) and Greg Gilmore (drums) are bothered by it. Because of the preconceived notion […]

Earth

January 22, 2011

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A slow Odyssey The few times that Dylan Carlson appeared in mass media, the story was told about a man in a famous rock band that committed suicide with the gun Carlson gave or sold to him. Also, he had introduced him into harsh narcotics. Can be right. But we are much more interested in […]

Matt Elliott

January 14, 2011

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From Bristol with a pistol   Matt Elliott’s musing is an amalgamation of more or less conventional singer songwriter songs, Slavic melancholy and thrifty electronics. His songs sound like an old station on a cloudy autumn night, shimmering and glazing. The rusty steam train echoes old melancholic stories of fortune and misfortune, while drowning in […]

Album of the Year

January 5, 2011

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Swans – My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky (Young God) When we heard that Swans reunited, we felt like Barack Obama after the Republican’s win in the midterm election. Call him and ask how sick he is. Why did Michael Gira do this? He isn’t a money-grubber, or is he? And […]