Here is the second and final half of my top 50 songs of the year… Continue reading
Label: Columbia Records
When Nine Inch Nails release a new album, it’s BIG news, and so again it feels like another one of those reviews where an introduction or brief history of Nine Inch Nails (and Trent Reznor) is pretty pointless considering the throne that Reznor has built for his experimental project since the late 80’s. But there is a little context that needs to be run over on the few years prior to this release… Continue reading
Label: Phantasma Disques
Mater Suspiria Vision, in three years of its existence, has released a consistent and dizzying slew of releases – spanning from full-length albums, EPs and many miscellaneous (and unique) packages. While the duo credited as Aura and Cosmotropia De Xam – “vox and religion” and “electronics and echo tapes” respectively – have been heavily affiliated to the witch house genre, they seem to have more disturbing and avant-garde similarities to Throbbing Gristle than the likes of Salem or oOoOO. Continue reading
So, first of all, this is going to be more of a ‘report’ than an actual review. Why? Because I literally turned up to this gig without listening to any Immortal Technique albums, none but one song that I was familiar with and that it was my first pure live hip-hop experience (Death Grips felt a whole lot more like being in an Every Time I Die gig). If you’re asking “Why the hell did you turn up then?!”, my younger brother is a big Immortal Technique fan and while the opportunity was there, I thought what better way to take him to his first live performance than to see one of his favourite artists.
So while you’re reading this, remember: I was not an Immortal Technique fan walking into the venue. Continue reading