Euros Childs - Cheer Gone

Thursday, 4 December 2008, 22:11 | Category : Reviews
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Euros Childs is a hard-working man. It’s only just over two years since the official split of his former band Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, and he’s already on his fourth solo album. It may not be long till he catches up with the nine albums he recorded with Gorky’s (that took them 12 years). I guess [...]

Juana Molina - Un Dia

Thursday, 4 December 2008, 9:37 | Category : Reviews
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Imagine if Matt Lucas or David Walliams suddenly decided to stop flogging the long-dead horse of Little Britain. That would be good of course, but imagine they stopped the comedy acting altogether and started making experimental electro-acoustic music. We would be surprised. We would probably laugh. And we would certainly fear the outcome.
But that’s sort [...]

Starter for twenty

Wednesday, 3 December 2008, 12:36 | Category : Lists
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List season has begun in earnest. A couple of weeks ago, Rough Trade shops were among the first to throw their hat into the ring with their top 50 albums, in what’s always one of the more interesting lists of the year. This year is no different. In addition to the ones you’d expect to [...]

Singles Going Steady 28: The Frank and Walters

Tuesday, 2 December 2008, 0:12 | Category : Singles Going Steady
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Now this one takes me way back. The actual CD in my collection was acquired a few years back from a charity shop for literally pennies, but it was purchased on a silly wave of nostalgia with the heady days of the early 90s in mind.
Back in Glasgow in these days, my friend Andy and [...]

El Guincho - Alegranza!

Monday, 1 December 2008, 23:30 | Category : Reviews
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It all starts off sounding like The Avalanches doing live remixes of Animal Collective songs at an old-skool block party, and that’s just the first few seconds. It’s then followed up by a steady stream of tropical polyrhythms, African guitar licks, chanting and overall super-sunny vibes, which given the dark cold London that lies beyond [...]