First quarter listening: songs

Right, so FACT have done their state of first quarter 2010 thing, and informative it is too. Check it out! I’m not going to suggest 20 best albums of the quarter. I’m not sure I’ve even listened to 20 new albums in the last quarter. (This will largely be explained below.) What I will doContinue reading “First quarter listening: songs”

Shining – Blackjazz

Indie Recordings (2010) Recent Shining single ‘Fisheye’ was initially showcased on Norwegian TV, and seemed uncharacteristically violent for the Oslo band. Granted, they changed completely from the reasonably polite sax-led jazz of Sweet Shanghai Devil (2003) to the epic, soundtrack-inspired In the Kingdom of Kitsch You Will Be A Monster in just two years. ButContinue reading “Shining – Blackjazz”

Blackjazz

So I was sent the new Shining album last night, and I listened to it on the way home today. Well, most of it. It was a lovely experience: increasingly rarely as I age do I get the chance to indulge in that exciting first listen to a album for which I’ve waited. And IContinue reading “Blackjazz”