Sleep.shy : Gallapagos Inn

Stop, start, stop, start, stop, start. A curious album today. Technically I suppose it’d be ‘Indie’ and, unlike most, I do place some stock in the concept of genres given that most musicians who say they can’t define themselves in such an ordered manner are usually just a bit deluded and desperate to feel different. Anyway, Galapagos Inn, Indie, with a dash of Electro, a hefty dollop of Folk and a dribble of something a bit more abstract. Potentially a nice mix but one which, to a certain degree, leads back to my opening statement of ‘start, stop, start, stop’, which wasn’t intended to be as cryptic as it perhaps seemed. Continue reading “Sleep.shy : Gallapagos Inn”

Efe Loco : Grande Exitos

More Hip Hop which I can’t understand a word of, the ideal content for me to gain a profound understanding of, of course. Still, as is my usual view of these things, even with a genre so absolutely reliant on lyricism as Hip Hop there’s still something to be heard when it’s listened to almost as a purely instrumental entity. After all, good production can cover for the worst of Rappers but the best of Rappers will still lose out if he’s stuck with a bad beat. Music’s all about the feel, not the intellectual content. Which is nicely pretentious, no? Continue reading “Efe Loco : Grande Exitos”

Daddy_Scrabble – Thingy

Languorous, luscious and at times slightly torturous Trip Hop/Folk/Jazz today courtesy of Daddy_Scrabble and Black Lantern Music. ‘Thingy’ is a five track EP which meanders along, revelling in brooding, slightly paranoia inducing orchestral structures, not quite manifesting itself as a truly unnerving listening experience but doing just enough in mixing isolated delicacy with surprisingly charming if pessimistically inclined Trip Hoppery. Continue reading “Daddy_Scrabble – Thingy”