Monthly Archives: September 2014

Sprouting New Branches

I’ve just been invited to a gig, to see FKA Twigs in a couple of weeks, so gracing our iPods this fortnight will be her debut record, LP1, which was released only last month on Young Turks (label of the XX, Sampha and … Continue reading

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Bushcraft – Dave’s Review

Hounds of Love by Kate Bush starts very strongly with the classic Running Up That Hill. The softness of the soldier drums and keyboards allow Bush’s dramatic singing style to take centre stage whilst the calmness of the music provides a gentle introduction to the … Continue reading

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Love those hounds – Fran’s Review

This record is a delight! From its accessible opening tracks Running Up That Hill and Hounds of Love, to the somewhat manic Waking the Witch (the only acceptable use of heavy metal-style growling I’ve heard to date),  Kate Bush’s shrieking highs and atmospheric lows create … Continue reading

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Bush Tucker

In honour of her recent return to the stage, this fortnight we are listening to Kate Bush’s 1985 album Hounds of Love. With the Futureheads’ rocky cover to this album’s title track being my only exposure to Kate Bush to date, I am looking … Continue reading

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Bacon Lettuce Techno – Fran’s Review

Orbital’s 1993 techno epic is a sandwich of aural experimentation. The crusty bread surround is the symmetrical vocal loops that begin and end the record, moving slowly together then apart again. Which other Musical Adventure albums open to the melodic wisdom of Star … Continue reading

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Calming yet Danceable – Dave’s Review

Orbital’s ‘the Brown Album’ conjures a calming yet danceable atmosphere. The sort of music that would accompany a sunrise during a long night out for example. The gradual, layered introduction to ‘Planet of the Shapes’ focusses on the machine-like, repetitive structure of the percussion and bass, for … Continue reading

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