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 Ben Green

Reviewed in words: The Fall, Gold Class, Nite Fields @ The Zoo, 20.10.2015

Reviewed in words: The Fall, Gold Class, Nite Fields @ The Zoo, 20.10.2015

NO RESPECTS! These are the first words discernable from the disembodied diatribe, but the personality behind them was perfectly clear when the first slurred syllable pushed out of the PA. The voice emanates vaguely from a stage semi-populated by tight-lipped musicians behind a spot-lit empty platform, but its presence is physical. People look, grin, cheer […]

 Scott Creney

The Fall – Re-Mit (Cherry Red)

The Fall – Re-Mit (Cherry Red)

Re-Mit isn’t a breakthrough by anyone’s standards, but it’s something. It’s another book in the bible of The Fall.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 545: Edward Scissortongue

Moody. Dark. Poetry in troublingly fluid and interrupted motion. One of the singles of 2012, no doubt.

 Wallace Wylie

Ignorant Fantasies | Race and Class Delusions From David Thomas

The fantasy world that David Thomas inhabits reeks of privilege and conceit. Perhaps I expected a bit more intelligence, a bit more individuality, a bit more adventurousness to his thinking. Then again, he is a white middle-class American male. We can’t expect too much.

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The Dismal Spectacle of The Fall at Jeff Mangum ATP, Minehead Butlins, March 2012

I am afraid of Uncle Mark. Blatantly inebriated, this pixie-faced old man roams the stage like an imperious foreman.

 Wallace Wylie

Grimes – Visions (Arbutus Records/4AD)

Visions seduces me a little more, yet at the same time, I know I will never truly love it

 Scott Creney

Guided By Voices – Let’s Go Eat The Factory (Fire)

Robert Pollard’s language is a universe that is both abstract and familiar, a poetry informed by gray skies and basements, used cars and starch.

 Everett True

a reprint of a review of the last Fall album, because I’m tired, and someone mentioned it on Facebook

In comic book terms, this would be called the second Silver Age of The Fall, or something.

 LewisG

Women Should Be In Charge: Flame Proof Moth @ ICA, London, 20.05.11

Proper blues music is simple, heartfelt songs about real and universal experiences — blokes and lasses singing about the letter they just received, the bottle of whisky they just downed and gave them a sore head, or the lover who just left them.

 Everett True

live recording of The Deadnotes + The Legend!

I was quite proud of my performance the other night at The Zoo.