Albums in the year 2008

As with last year, this is not intended to be in any way final. It’s just a list of what I consider my favourites from the year at this point near the end of 2008. No different from any other list, then, but at least I admit its state of flux. So, whether they wouldContinue reading “Albums in the year 2008”

Jackie-O Motherfucker – The Blood of Life

(2008, Fire Records) In a move not dissimilar to RTX, JOMF have released a quasi-live album. The Blood of Life was recorded in one go, one night (November 29 2007) in Holland. Their last record, Valley of Fire, was a delightfully mellow slice of music that fit the cosy winter indoors to a greater degreeContinue reading “Jackie-O Motherfucker – The Blood of Life”

Bohren und der Club of Gore – Dolores

(2008, P.I.A.S.) Today was the first time I noticed the browned, fallen leaves on the floor. They have probably been around for a while, but it was only today, as the increasingly encroaching dusk kissed a sweet goodbye to a day defined almost solely by its maudlin glaze of drizzle, that I became aware ofContinue reading “Bohren und der Club of Gore – Dolores”

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