CD Reviews

Thursday 8th April

April 9, 2010

There is something strangely exciting about sleeping in a hotel room in a city centre. I think because these days I mostly do this while visiting places to attend concerts I am usually in a good frame of mind anyway, but am I the only one that takes great pleasure from listening to the late night hubbub of the city below as I first fall into bed, safe and sound behind a locked hotel room door but with a kind of murkily filtered roar present somewhere at the limits of audibility, or if I am staying in Huddersfield quite a bit louder. There is that kind of indeterminate low hum caused by the sound of distant traffic in different directions, the gaggle of human speech, the odd raised voice here and there but mostly just a blur, industrial sounds of one kind or another, etc etc… Listening from the safety of your pillow to this detailed ambience which is again submerged to some degree under the hotel’s air conditioning and plumbing at work is one of life’s little pleasures to me.

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CD Reviews

Monday 16th November

November 16, 2009

I didn’t wake up until midday today, my body taking its chance to grab some rest. When I did wake the headache from last night’s bad wine kicked in. So suffice to say that today was less productive than yesterday. Today I listened to one of three new releases on a new label from New […]

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