The Black Dog – Music for Real Airports

Soma (2010) The Black Dog’s Martin Dust mentioned, in his recent interview with FACT, that he was disappointed with Brian Eno’s 1979 precursor to this album, Music for Airports, as it lacked reality. “It just seemed so out of place”, Martin observed, “like something from a sci-fi film”. I’m not sure whether it’s involvement inContinue reading “The Black Dog – Music for Real Airports”

Albums in the year 2010

Hello! A day late (edit: okay, it took til 1am on the 2nd) on this, but that’s certainly better than over a month tardy, eh? You know the deal by now: 2010 was a year; I listened to some music, but not all of it; I liked some of it more than others; the tenContinue reading “Albums in the year 2010”

Mono – Hymn to the Immortal Wind

Conspiracy Records (2009) More FACT-age… Post rock’s dead, innit. What was an exciting, experimental avenue in the mid 1990s turned into an earnest search for glistening, actual-rock, perfection at the turn of the century. Both eras had their moments of greatness: Tortoise, the first Papa M album, Ui and Gastr del Sol. Kid A, LevezContinue reading “Mono – Hymn to the Immortal Wind”

Dungen – 4

(2008, Subliminal Sounds) – Director’s Cut! The interesting thing about retro bands is that they often remain fixed, like a bee in amber, in one temporal point. This may come as little surprise you, dear readers, but it defies logic somewhat. While often the retro band will mimic a combo from the past, theory wouldContinue reading “Dungen – 4”