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Posts Tagged ‘Portishead’

An interview with Nedry and review of new album In A Dim Light

Nedry return with their second album, a unique blend of electro influences topped off with the inimitable vocals of Japanese singer Ayu Okakita. Beautiful.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nedry by Abi Stevens
Nedry by Abi Stevens.

Nedry excel in a vocal electro dub step mash up genre all of their own. In A Dim Light opens languidly with the blissed out vocals of Ayu Okakita, whist behind builds the soundscape of alternating tensions that characterises this album. One of my favourite tunes comes next: the clattering beats and saws of Post Six providing a lushly chaotic backdrop to the melody. Havana Nights rattles and buzzes with sighing atmosphere, and across nearly 7 minutes Float explores the wonder of the universe. These are melodies to get lost in… sprawling with a danceable yet mellow musical intrigue. I spoke with Chris Amblin, Matt Parker and Ayu.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6m2M0yeHmI&feature=related[/youtube]Post Six

You have been variously described as post-dubstep, dark electro-pop, leftfield and indie. You cross many genres, what do you think describes you best?
CHRIS: On record I'd like to think we carry on the tradition… read more

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Interview with Laki Mera and review of new album The Proximity Effect

Meet Glasgow based band Laki Mera, who fuse acoustic and electronica to create a unique trip-hop influenced sound.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Laki Mera by Abi Lewis. The Proximity Effect is the second album from Glasgow based Laki Mera, a band who excel in the creation of their own unique trip hop […]

An interview with The Raincoats as 1981 album Odyshape is rereleased on We ThRee

The seminal all girl post punk band rerelease second album Odyshape on the 30th anniversary of its creation, and it sounds as wonderful as ever. I caught up with band members Ana da Silva and Gina Birch for a catch up in advance of their ATP performance this December

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Raincoats by James Shedden. The Raincoats are an all girl band who formed during the late 1970s and split up in the mid 1980s. I was very little at […]

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An interview with musician and artist Elizabeth Walling, aka Gazelle Twin

Gazelle Twin is a Brighton based musician who is making waves with her avante garde approach to music. The new album The Entire City is out soon and there's a very special chance to catch her playing the Soundwaves Festival on Sat 16th July.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Gazelle Twin by Sarah Arnett. I’ve been keeping a firm eye (and ear) on Gazelle Twin since I discovered her enigmatic first single at the tail end of last year. […]

My Best Albums of 2010

Including albums from Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou, The Golden Filter, Our Broken Garden, 6 Day Riot and Peggy Sue. All delightfully illustrated too.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Best Albums of 2010 by LJG Art & Illustration. Last year I discovered a whole slew of marvellous new albums. So I thought I would round them up before we […]

Latitude Festival 2010: Making Silent Movies Cool With Live Modern Soundtracks

Silent movies The Dying Swan and The Passion of Joan of Arc were set to live arrangements in the Film and Music Arena. It was bloody brilliant.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Dying Swan by Jenny Goldstone. When I was watching Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde set to the soundtrack of Warp artist Scanner at the Purcell Rooms a few months […]

Malachai – Ugly Side Of Love – Album Review

An impressionist audio collage that's actually a stoner rock album, this Bristol band's debut is a right psychadelic gem

Written by Ian Steadman

Do you remember Woodstock? It’s said that, if you were there, you shouldn’t. Something like six million more people claim to have been there than actually were, if I remember […]