Album Review: Alt-J – An Awesome Wave

Album Review: Alt-J – An Awesome Wave

Alt-J is an indie synth pop band from Britain. They also mix in a little folk and blues creating a rather unique sound. Their first album, An Awesome Wave was released in 2012 and won the Mercury Prize in the UK. This album hints at a few different music genres, film and literary references as well as applies a creative use of instrumentation. Alt –J layers island drumbeats over keyboard synth clicks, guitar, shaker sounds, metallic clinks and tops it all off with nasally vocals. However, what could come off as messy and overly complicated actually turns out to be effortlessly experimental and surprisingly unpretentious.

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DVD Review: Scott Walker: 30th Century Man

DVD Review: Scott Walker: 30th Century Man

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You may not know who Scott Walker is, or heard his music, but, I think it’s safe to say that once you’ve heard it, you’ll never forget it.

Walker made his name in the 1960’s as part of the Walker Brothers, a pop group whose success, in England at least, made them bigger than the Beatles in 1966.  [Read more…]

DVD Review: Meeting People Is Easy

DVD Review: Meeting People Is Easy

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It’s a tired and worn-out tale, but it’s probably the truth: everyone who is not a rock star wants to be one and most rock stars spend a lot of time trying to just be another guy on the street.  [Read more…]