New Various Production

Thursday, 5 March 2009, 22:20 | Category : Uncategorized
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Here’s something to change the pace of things round here a little. Back in 2006, I loved the debut album by London duo Various Production, then simply trading under the classification-taunting name Various.
Since then, they’ve continued to to do their thing, which is a heady mix of thundering dub, swirling beats, bleeps and glitches and [...]

Phosphorescent - To Willie

Thursday, 5 March 2009, 18:37 | Category : Reviews
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There’s always been a country tinge to Matthew Houck’s woozy, psychedelic Americana, but never has it been so evident until now. Obviously. I guess it’s possible to do a whole album’s worth of Willie Nelson covers in a totally different musical style, but that would be just contrary. Matthew Houck sticks to the formula and [...]

Seven Songs: Dan Michaelson

Thursday, 5 March 2009, 13:45 | Category : Seven Songs
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Next week sees the release of Saltwater, the debut solo album from Absentee frontman Dan Michaelson, aided and abetted by his friends and collaborators The Coastguards. As I’ve said before, it’s a good album, a little mellower that his other band’s output and a perfect home for Dan’s unique vocals. The other things that I’ve [...]