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”

Flood Of Red – Leaving Everything Behind

Scottish sextet Flood Of Red bring their own brand of emo urgency on this debut full-length, though not without mis-steps like the wrong-footed, ill-advised introductory track. But once the soppy ‘The Edge of the World (Prelude)’ falls by the wayside, the band’s natural pace comes to the fore. For the most part, this is reasonablyContinue reading “Flood Of Red – Leaving Everything Behind”