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2/9/15 – Catatonia – Mulder And Scully – 1997

Seduced by her accent, Cerys Matthews’ overt Welshness throughout Catatonia’s output was never more perfect than here in Mulder And Scully, the second single from their hit album, International Velvet released in 1998. The song reached No.3 on the UK chart and for a time Catatonia were furiously releasing singles and albums, touring and filming videos. […]

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28/2/14 – Genius Flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía Dies of Heart Attack on Holiday in Mexico – 2014

Spanish legend Paco de Lucía suffered a heartattack and died on Tuesday whilst on holiday in Mexico with his family. A genius of the Flamenco style and responsible for infusing the genre with unbridled passion, incredible technique and a modern approach that kept the spirit of the tradition, he is a great loss to the art […]


8/1/14 – 22-Pistepirkko – Boardroom Walk – 1998

22-Pistepirkko are from Finland, formed in 1980 they make the most intriguing music blending a mixture of rock influences with more modern electronic sounds, but without losing an organic bluesy and garage feel. They are both simple and complex, noisy and quiet, organic whilst embracing technology with ease. (See album review). http://indeepmusicarchive.net/2014/01/8114-22-pistepirkko-eleven-1998/ This strange video […]

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5/12/13 – Opus 40 – Mercury Rev – 1998/99

Deserter’s Songs released in 1998 was the turning point for Mercury Rev as it was voted album of the year by the NME. It’s melodic, mysterious and magnificent. This Anton Corbijn directed video was for the third single from the album released in 1999. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_Rev http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deserter%27s_Songs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opus_40_(song) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opus_40