Vinyl Reviews

The Dogmatics – The Sacrifice for the music became our lifestyle

November 24, 2012

Vinyl Monotype One redeeming pleasure that comes from the current resurgence of music released on vinyl (and in my opinion probably the only one) is that we get to hold big square record sleeves in our hands again, twelve inch design opportunities rather than little jewel case booklets. Such a shame then that this particular […]

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CD Reviews

Monday 4th January

January 5, 2010

I must admit to being very unsure about this record before I ever listened to it. Musik – Ein portrait in Sehnsucht is a recent release on Erstwhile by Burkhard Stangl and Kai Fagaschinski. The reason for my uncertainty is based upon recent Erstwhile CDs that these two have appeared on separately, both of which focussed on the combination of improvised, abstract forms with pop music, In Fagaschinski’s case the Magic I.D release, and Stangl the live Schnee disc. The recent NeuSchnee album from 2009 is actually the first Erstwhile release I have not even bothered to purchase in ten years, simply because, having read descriptions of it I have a good idea it won’t be one I would enjoy. I feared the same might be the case for this Fagaschinski/Stangl release, but reading up on it it did not seem to contain singing and included a number of field recordings, so I picked up a copy.

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CD Reviews

Tuesday 17th March

March 18, 2009

Congratualtions, you’ve clicked on the official home of Newlondonwhat? an all new musical genre! Yawn. I listened to some Korean music today. Actually not just Korean, but certainly music recorded in the years 2007 and 2008 in South Korea as part of the Relay series of concerts and released now on the Manual label as […]

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