For a writer, the first step in any work is to earn the reader’s trust. Never mind clever wordplay, reliable narrators, action-packed plots, or even correct grammar – inherent in good prose is the promise of discovery. A fact, a feeling, a revelation, anything that the reader didn’t have from the start. We bury the […]
By Eliza Muddle Out of time in a fuzzy land both familiar and strange, gentle melodies enchant like Laudanum, cutting me free from these worldly chains. This is musick (with a ‘k’) of the earth, her roots sprawling under spiced soil, reaching deep into the nourishing moisture of creation and invisibly, through thick air, absorbed […]
Anything that makes me swoon for the days when I would listen to the Shangri-La’s ’65 album for hours on end.
“Gyratory System are hypnotic, spasmodic, lush. More fun than batting a battalion of Arcade Fire fans round the heads with the complete recorded works of Damo Suzuki”
They couldn’t play live for shit when I saw them at ATP in January, but neither could Mazzy Star back when I last saw them in 1990, now I think about it. Anyway, these Sydney ladies are way more Opal than Mazzy Star, and all the better for it. At least, they are when they forget […]