Tag Archives: Essential Listening

Essential Listening: The Best Releases Of 2022

It’s been a year of nostalgia through sound meeting the innovation wrought by modernity, reflected by the diversity in my choices for best releases of 2022; a street-soul compilation, unreleased demos from the sixties, a discarded album spanning material from … Continue reading

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Essential Listening: My favourite albums at midlife

I always write something for this blog once a month. Normally, there’s always an idea, or something going on to have an opinion on. This month presented a problem, or a void to be specific. I’ve got a few bits … Continue reading

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Essential Listening: IDM for late spring/early summer – Jan Jelinek circa 2001-2002 & Consumed in Key – Plastikman & Chilly Gonzalez (2022)

T.S. Eliot stated that April is the cruellest month. Well at this latitude I’d add May to that too. It’s a tease of a month; the summer solstice gets closer, days lengthen considerably, the wind no longer bites quite so … Continue reading

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Essential Listening: The Best Albums Of 2021

Amidst the threat of yet another lockdown, cancelled Christmas parties, the prospect of me spending my first Christmas ever alone and potentially no football on Boxing Day (which is a defacto referendum on whether greed for the few is more … Continue reading

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Essential Listening: The Best Albums Of 2020

Are we all still alive after Christmas with your family? Is your family? Not dismembered among a morass of Turkey bones? I’ve had a stressful Christmas, which I won’t get into, suffice to say Christmas was cancelled and I’ve barely … Continue reading

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