This week's TT is the first of four "end of the year" lists that will come between now and Christmas, one each Tuesday, detailing my best – and worst – of the year. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 025: The Most Disappointing Albums of 2007”
Let’s get the comparisons out of the way first, shall we? This sounds very much like a Skinny Puppy creation. Not the post-millenium incarnation, but the prime-80s/90s version, where layer upon layer of sound is added to the mix, with unsettling samples, barely coherant vocals and a grimy, darkened feel to proceedings. Add to the mix a touch of the rage and paranoia of Velvet Acid Christ, and the distorted, chaotic feel of Numb circa Critical Mass, and you have a band that sounds very, very different to their new labelmates Cyanotic.
Many bands change their output over time, often as a concious decision to evolve their sound. Sometimes it is an incremental process, and is often welcomed.
Then again, there are then times when a more drastic move in style is greeting with heresy by the fans. I’ve seen some of my favourite bands do both, and it is with that in mind that fuels this week’s TT. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 024: Changing Direction”
Probably one of my favourite DJ sets ever, this was the Jim Henson Judder. So everyone dressed as Muppets. And Fraggles. Read more “DJ: Guest: 022: JUDDER! – 09-November 2007”
The first Tuesday of a new month, so time for a look at my ten tracks of the month for October. The usual mix of new stuff that has caught my ear, along with a few older things that I've been listening to again. Anything that you think I should be hearing otherwise would be welcome… Read more “Tuesday Ten: 023: Tracks of the Month (October 2007)”