Akron/Family: ‘River’

Taken from lovely current album Set ‘em Wild, Set ‘em Free, ‘River’ is rather more joyous than one would expect from a group of Young God alumni. It’s the kind of thing one might compare to The Flaming Lips, if only Wayne Coyne’s travelling circus had released anything decent this decade. Opening with a moreContinue reading “Akron/Family: ‘River’”

James Blackshaw – The Glass Bead Game

Young God (2009) (Another Fact review!) Blackshaw, though he looks young, must have been at this for decades. There is some flavour of crossroad meeting, or memo to Mephistopheles, at work on The Glass Bead Game, because it’s otherwise difficult to accept the quality of playing on this record. Blackshaw has taken time to getContinue reading “James Blackshaw – The Glass Bead Game”