Much has been said about the industry ‘machine’ in recent weeks with Joe Public waving his finger accusingly at those high up in the record company heavens
If ever there was a showcase of Edinburgh’s newly discovered music scene it was at the Voodoo rooms this evening.
The second half of Robin Adams’ double album release this month comes in the shape of Train Crash Choir, and while the singer-songwriter may well be the introvert he proclaims, there is no such sign of shyness to be heard here.
Returning with their third album, With Our Heads In The Clouds And Our Hearts In The Fields, Belgium based duo Sleepingdog fuse delicate ambience with the haunting vocals of Chantal Acda.
Coming to you with an album as heavily laden with psychedelic imagery as a weekend away with Jefferson Airplane is Yordan Orchestra.
Mid-April is still a time of uncertainty with regards to outdoor music in the UK and it would certainly take the most foolhardy of organisers to proposition a festival during this time. For those in southern California however, the promise of springtime sun is all but guaranteed
There can be few places considered as apt and as altogether suitable to host a night of electronica as dark and foreboding as itself.
Making comparisons within music in order to portray an acts genre, style or indeed attitude is a cheap trick used all to often by music journalists all over the world, who are incapable of encapsulating the said acts ‘spirit’ through there own words and emotions.
Think techno, fused with crushing guitar sounds, digital noise and piano. Then you’re halfway to understanding the sound of The Big Pink blasting from the speakers.
I remember as a sixteen year old, my English teacher asking the class to write a story with whatever came into our heads first. Perhaps this was an honest lesson in creative writing; far more likely, however, was that it was a venture in to the minds of a teenager.