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July 9, 2019

I was recommended this one during a regular stop by Stranger Than Paradise in Mare St. Market. Not quite the same, but certainly in the same postcode as last year’s excellent State Of The Union compilation, Sad About The Times occupies that same hinterland of post 60s...

September 3, 2017

I first encountered the band Mogwai by accident at a gig in Milan in 1999. I was living out in Spain on a university exchange and took a week out to visit friends over there, who were doing the same thing. A bar crawl somehow ended up in us getting into one of their gi...

August 21, 2017

While I can hardly class myself as a total space geek, I've certainly got more than just a passing interest in the day to day goings on of space exploration - the story of the Voyager 1 & 2 program in particular. Despatched by NASA in 1977 to explore our solar system,...

August 20, 2017

So I've been sent 2 stellar releases from this Bristol based label in a matter of weeks and feel compelled to sing their praises. The first, "Malinal," an EP by Marenn Sukie on their OTAKU sub label is proper slow groove, head noddy gear. Lot's of shuffling, live beats...

August 16, 2017

While the story behind this release is good and certainly fits well to the feel of the record, I can't help but think that I'd struggle to switch a light on, never mind program some sweet beats after a Berlin sesh. Yet here we are. Ron Blanco and TRP did just that and...

August 9, 2017

A few years ago, the wonderful Colleen Murphy asked me to present one of my favourite albums for her fledgling Classic Album Sundays events. How could I refuse? And how could I not pick Technique? It's the sound of one of my favourite bands refining their electronic/ro...

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