Future of Reviewing

It’s probably an act of perfect timing on my part, observing the slow and arduous decay of the print medias, the proliferation of digital downloading (legal and otherwise), the advent of Spotify and Last.fm; and then deciding that my new favourite past-time would be reviewing some of the most readily available, free music there is. Continue reading “Future of Reviewing”

Ras Amerlock : 2010, A Bass Oddity (Trinity All Stars)

Ras Amerlock – 2010, A Bass Oddity (Trinity All Stars)

Dub is rarely percieved as a genre with a tendency towards variety for reasons which, to most, are fairly obvious. After all, most Dub actually *is* fairly similar and with the basics of the beat almost engrained in the foundations of the music there’s limited scope for creative dabbling. Sure, you can go all out Electronic, or you can hold hard to traditionalism, or choose one of the paths in between the two but ultimately it remains a struggle to truly burst out of the confines of convention. Continue reading “Ras Amerlock : 2010, A Bass Oddity (Trinity All Stars)”

ETHX : Boom To Bloom

ETHX – Boom To Bloom

It’s a rarity within the CC world to come across a new album, from an act you don’t know which does in fact have some star quality to it. Not that fame is any measure of quality of course, but discovering something with one third/half of Political/Alternative Hip-Hoppers ‘The Coup’ making some notable contributions still appeals at least a little to my sense of celeb stalking. Of course any notion of that would rely on you having heard of ‘The Coup’ in the first place, which I’m sure many didn’t, but seek out some of their stuff nonetheless; it should make for a worthwhile listen. Continue reading “ETHX : Boom To Bloom”

Entertainment for the Braindead : Roadkill

Entertainment for the Braindead – Roadkill

Another Entertainment for the Braindead release, another gushing review from me..? We-ell we’ll see about that. Roadkill is Julia Kotowski’s fifth release and follows on from a very fine tradition of Folk-Pop goodness which has marked her out as one of my favourite CC musicians, whose previous efforts still find themselves dominating my playlists from time to time. So naturally I approach any new release from the German multi-instrumentalist and all round talented type with a certain degree of enthusiastic hope, as well as high expectations for anything new to live up to. Continue reading “Entertainment for the Braindead : Roadkill”