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25/11/18 – Exit North – Spider – 2018 / Steve Jansen Interview – 2018

As an addendum to and drawing your attention to Exit North and their arctic soundscape, it seems that they have just released a video for the song Spider from their wonderful new album Book Of Romance And Dust. Or have they? Although this video might seem in keeping with the band’s aesthetic, on the credits […]

Exit North - Book Of Romance And Dust

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20/11/18 – Exit North – Book Of Romance And Dust (Excerpts) – 2018

Can you love an album you’ve never heard? I suppose it’s possible if your favourite artist puts out a new album, you loved the last one and they have a history of not disappointing you. But what if you’ve never heard of them? I’m not sure how I stumbled across Exit North, probably through that […]

Bee Gees - I've Gotta Get a Message To You Single Cover - 1968

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30/7/18 – Bee Gees – I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You – 1968

In a time before video concepts and expensive budgets, bands might have had to use their own  and their director’s ingenuity along with, heaven forbid, an amazing song to capture the imagination of an expectant public. This is just what happened in 1968 when the already successful Bee Gees thought about promoting their next single I’ve […]

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Life & Death

4/5/18 – Sixty Years On The Planet Earth – The September Of My Years – Frank Sinatra – 1965

On May 7th 2018 I will be sixty years old. It seems that each decade is some kind of landmark achievement and the more decades that go by the larger the gap is supposed to grow between you and your or anyone else’s youth. In my case obviously, married to a girl much younger than […]

30 April - 1 May 2018 - Walpurgis Night, The Wicker Man, Willow's Song And The Fair Isles

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Life & Death

30 April – 1 May 2018 – Walpurgis Night, The Wicker Man, Willow’s Song And The Fair Isles

It seems appropriate to post this rather odd collaboration on Walpurgis night – (in German folklore) the night of April 30 (May Day’s eve) and into Mayday, “when witches meet on the Brocken mountain and hold revels with the Devil”. Saint Walpurga was an English missionary from Devon cannonized by Pope Adrian II in 870. This […]

Siv Jakobsen - The Nordic Mellow - Cover Art - 2017

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9/4/18 – Siv Jakobsen – The Nordic Mellow – 2017

Whereas Laura Marling brings you down leafy lanes, sits you on top of barges in summer canals and strums the shimmering strings of her acoustic guitar whilst musing on the plight of the soul, Siv Jakobsen cracks the ice inside her, splintering shards across a desolate landscape, whilst staring into the flames of a cottage […]