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Out Of The Coma
Out Of The Coma
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5.0 out of 5 stars Entity or band?, 6 May 2014
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Comus have always seemed more like an entity than a band, something imagined by Algernon Blackwood on an especially dark day. Anyone who has seen the band live in recent years will know how seamlessly the old and the new mix; with The Return, perhaps, the equal to anything on First Utterance. I've always thought that your taste in art defines you as a person, not sure what that says about me and you.


First Utterance
First Utterance
Offered by Evolution.Records-UK
Price: £14.90

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5.0 out of 5 stars From the woods and fields, 6 May 2014
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In the empty years between psychedelia and glam, bands had the opportunity to just be themselves and nobody were just themselves better than Comus. First Utterance has an intensely organic feel to it, as though the songs are from the woods and fields, rather than about them. It's an album that took years to be properly appreciated and understood, and perhaps even now there are layers left to peel.


Let The Snakes Crinkle Their H
Let The Snakes Crinkle Their H
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5.0 out of 5 stars Short and sharp, 5 May 2014
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Let the Snakes is hardly an album at all, but that's what makes it so essential. Each song contains only what it needs to get the emotion across and then it's all over. It might be possible to feel short changed if you don't pay attention, but spend a bit of time with it and it's tightness becomes a joy. It couldn't be more Felt if it tried and isn't 'crinkle' the most unlikely word in the world?


Busy Body: Live In Tacoma 1964 [Us Import]
Busy Body: Live In Tacoma 1964 [Us Import]
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5.0 out of 5 stars More than history, 3 May 2014
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Busy Body is The Sonics just before they became the band we all love. All the component parts are there, but they're up in the air, just about to fall into place. But this isn't just a history lesson, it's an awesome collection of songs that can be enjoyed as exactly that. The Sonics have that rare ability to make you nostalgic for a time you never knew; music was never this urgent again.


Wicker Man - 3-Disc 40th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray]
Wicker Man - 3-Disc 40th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Edward Woodward
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5.0 out of 5 stars Time, the world and everything, 30 April 2014
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Although it's many years ago, I can still remember watching The Wicker Man for the first time and that uncanny feeling that time, the world and everything had stopped in it's tracks. The power of the film lies in the fact that everything works, when none of it should. I still firmly believe that The Wicker Man is the greatest film ever made, I equally believe that most people won't agree.


The Evil Of Frankenstein (Blu-ray + DVD) [1964]
The Evil Of Frankenstein (Blu-ray + DVD) [1964]
Dvd ~ Peter Cushing
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Price: £11.93

5.0 out of 5 stars Deep dark world, 30 April 2014
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The Evil of Frankenstein may not be in most Hammer fan's top tens, but it's in mine. It's a low-key film, but melancholic and elegant, all the same. If I tell you that Peter Cushing is wonderful throughout, you will not be very surprised, but his performance is surprising, full of angst and barely contained rage. But Cushing is just one element in a film that is deeper and darker than you expect it to be.


Inner Thought Zone
Inner Thought Zone
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thinking, dreaming, forgetting, 30 April 2014
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Without Lawrence, Felt wouldn't have existed, but without Deebank, that wouldn't have mattered. Inner Thought Zone is perfect for thinking, dreaming and forgetting; Lawrence churlishly criticized the sleeve and song titles, but this tells you where both men's priorities lay. This could easily be a Felt album, but ten years, ten singles, eleven albums just doesn't have the same mystique, does it?


The Slime Beast
The Slime Beast
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5.0 out of 5 stars Frenetic, 29 April 2014
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The Slime Beast is typical of Guy N Smith's '70s work; a frenetic, read-it-in-a-day book that doesn't ask anything of the reader, except the time it takes to turn the pages. It simply isn't possible to criticize Smith and remain credible, his books are entertainment first, second and third; and it's this total lack of pretense that makes The Slime Beast as refreshing to read now as then.


Empty House and Other Ghost Stories
Empty House and Other Ghost Stories
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5.0 out of 5 stars Night time world, 29 April 2014
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If you're new to Algernon Blackwood, The Empty House is a pretty good place to start. The stories in the collection are strong and a little more accessible than a lot of his work, so you're led rather than thrown into his night time world. While MR James is more famous than ever, Blackwood seems if not exactly forgotten, then certainly mislaid, it's time you found him.


Ash
Ash
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun first, art second, 28 April 2014
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James Herbert's final book is perhaps a fraction more Guy N Smith than MR James, but if you love both these writers, Ash shouldn't present you with much of a problem. Herbert's books have always been fun first, art second and that's why we've kept reading for forty years. There's no need to turn off your mind to enjoy this, just accept things as they've always been.


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