1993, and we’re fast approaching the point in the show where the type of music generally written about here – broad canvas alternative, indie disco, guitar-orientated pop; call it what you will – began to infiltrate the mainstream with far greater enthusiasm (especially from a British perspective). And with that infiltration arrived an edge of … Continue reading Snakebite And Black: The Most Significant Albums Of 1993, Part One.
A time of frenzy. Grainy and frayed about the edges perhaps, all those memories of snakebite nights in sweaty clubs and flea-pit venues, the fuzzy, fuggy music an urgency of soundtrack colours, a scrapbook filled with clear, sharp image. And maybe it’s just a kink in perception; that all those hours spent in record stores … Continue reading At The Behest Of The Record Gods: The Most Significant Albums Of 1992, Part One
It’s difficult to give too much credence to anything filed under the banner of Album Of The Year. Particularly anything slotted (shoehorned…coerced…hammered…) into some type of ranking. 1-10. Or 1-50; with the exception of yourself, dear reader, the general public can’t be trusted with any calibration of this variety – for the sole reason that … Continue reading And All Throughout The Years: Sugar’s Copper Blue Revisited
Complex shards of drizzle fall, and beyond: neon flex against binary systems. One day I’ll gush about thermonuclear fusion, and illustrate the words with Moby’s “We Are All Made Of Stars”. Or discern the meaning of In Space, No-one Can Hear You Scream as the main reason why Cradle of Filth records aren’t played on … Continue reading Turning Spurious Cosmology into Sugar