Retrospective | Slint

I was working in a used bookstore in Pasadena, California at the time… Slint’s remastered Spiderland box-set is out on the 14th of April It was a cold, gloomy day for Los Angeles. The regulars had shuffled out, and the infrequent rainfall was enough to keep the passers-by minding their ...
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Retrospective | 65daysofstatic – ‘The Fall Of Math’

How shall we leave this dead-dog to It’s coming up to ten years since it happened. Do you remember? In the last golden hours of 2004 an album came which both mirrored its setting and echoed the imploding social structures of dystopian novels. Drum skitters, distortions and repeating beats demanded ...
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Retrospective | mewithoutYou – ‘Catch For Us The Foxes’

January, 1979 saw more than a terrible crash… Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge ended their genocidal regime in Cambodia, the final Shah of Iran fled to Egypt to live out the remainder of his life in exile, and the US and China began their increasingly complicated international relationship. But ...
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Retrospective | Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly – ‘The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager’

Has it really been seven, maybe even eight years? Holy shit. Things were different eight years ago. Not even everyone was on MySpace back then. Now you can talk to teenagers and they don’t even have a goddamn clue what MySpace was. They’ll say “what the fuck is MySpace, you ...
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Retrospective | Meet Me In St. Louis – ‘Variations On Swing’

“You’ll probably need a lie down after the first listen.” That’s what I was told. This was from a friend I trusted very much for his musical recommendations. “It’s tough, and listening to the whole thing in one sitting will drain you more than anything”, he said. Nerves outlined excitement, ...
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