Jean-Marc Lederman Experience “Letters To Gods (and fallen angels)” – album review

Jean-Marc Lederman Experience “Letters To Gods (and fallen angels)” – album review

  An ingenious concept album composing of 22 Letters in music! Imagine that the human race has become extinct and that all that is left are these remnants to disclose who we were. Each of the 22 tracks sung by different artists. Their interpretation has put a unique take on the task that was given to them to create a very rich and full album with empathy and love. This is a lovely mixture of…

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John Carpenter “Skeleton” – single review

John Carpenter “Skeleton” – single review

  It’s always good to see how John Carpenter plays his scores. He demonstrates so easily how to create a sinister sound and get a vibe. ‘Skeleton’ is certainly no different to his previous work but with a hint of something else. He has a formula to set the heart race pounding. In some ways this piece of music is simple but so effective. It’s lively and full of zest. It has a jumpy feel…

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Rodney Orpheus “Places Beginning with N” – album review

Rodney Orpheus “Places Beginning with N” – album review

  It’s always good to know that there are other artists out there that appreciate the music of Tangerine Dream and Rodney Orpheus is one of these. He formed the electronic rock group The Cassandra Complex in 1980. After a period of time releasing remastered albums from The Cassandra Complex, Rodney has released a new solo ambient album, Places Beginning with N. He expresses with his own words that with this album he wishes to…

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Fakeba & John Fryer “Jotna” – album review

Fakeba & John Fryer “Jotna” – album review

  What can I say about hearing this album? I am so enthused to report to you that the start to 2020 has many surprises for us. This album is sublime. It’s full of energy; it’s original and contains so much power. It starts with ‘Dakar’ and its construction is one of my favourite styles. It starts with a lower volume and speckled with female vocals within its intricate intro. Then it booms into life…

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Interview: Thorsten Quaeschning & Hoshiko Yamane talk about Tangerine Dream

Interview: Thorsten Quaeschning & Hoshiko Yamane talk about Tangerine Dream

  Thorsten Quaeschning is the current bandleader of Tangerine Dream. He joined the group in 2005. He performs synthesizers and guitar. Born in Berlin in 1977. As a child he practised on violin, the flute and the piano. Before Thorsten joined Tangerine Dream, he worked as a producer for the band ‘Minory’. Afterwards he began to tour with Tangerine Dream, behind the scenes in 2003, before joining them. Each year since the sad death of…

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Pet Shop Boys “Hotspot” – album review

Pet Shop Boys “Hotspot” – album review

  The latest album from the Pet Shop Boys is exciting and vibrant. It should be an instant success and please new and existing fans. There’s a great mixture of dark and light here and a great sense of maturity. ‘Will-O-The-Wisp’ is possibly one of the darker tracks and it sets a nice intro to the whole album. Neil Tennant does have different strengths within his vocals and the interesting lyrics and the way they…

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IAMWARFACE “Year of the Dragon” – album review

IAMWARFACE “Year of the Dragon” – album review

  My ears first heard IAMWARFACE several years back now whilst listening to Chris Watt’s ‘In the Moog’ NCCR radio show. Chris is a big supporter to many artists and hosts a regular show every Wednesday night. One week it is a retro show, the following week it’s a show supporting new artists. On this particular occasion when I heard IAMWARFACE I thought I was listening to the retro show, because the song ‘Say My…

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Peer Lebrecht talks about Golden Apes – interview

Peer Lebrecht talks about Golden Apes – interview

  Golden Apes is a German rock band from Berlin, founded in 1998 by Peer Lebrecht (vocals), Christian Lebrecht (bass) and Eric Bahrs (guitar). In 2001, drummer Nestor de Valley became a member of the Golden Apes and the result of the band’s now stronger and more intense sound was very dark. Live keyboarder Sven Wolff became a permanent member in 2003. In late 2008 drummer Nestor de Valley was replaced by Joe Finck. A…

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Morgan King Interview

Morgan King Interview

  Morgan King is a Grammy award winning, English singer, writer, record producer and photographer. Morgan’s musical career began in 1979 as drummer for Manchester band Illustration. His musical direction changed considerably with the advent of house music in the late 1980s. He had a varied musical career up until 1994/1995, when he took a break from the music scene. In 2003 Morgan resurfaced to co-write Trybe’s “Sarah Said” with Fragma. In 2007 he opened his Accidental Music label so he could…

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Cult With No Name “Mediaburn” – album review

Cult With No Name “Mediaburn” – album review

  I keep discovering new music and it’s funny that my discovery of this group this week coincides with ‘Cult With No Name’ getting airplay on Chris Watt’s ‘In the Moog’ radio show and that he recently had them in the studio. They have such a wonderful, warm sound. The album ‘Mediaburn’ has just come out at the right time. Who wouldn’t want to listen to this fireside favourite when winter closes in? I briefly…

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