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Transmissions ~ Juno Reactor
Transmissions ~ Juno Reactor
Juno Reactor is a British trance group that have been active since the early 90's, making them one of the original acts on the trance scene. Early on, Juno Reactor's musical output orbited around the type of trance popularly referred to as Goa trance, but later on in their career they started to gravitate towards more worldly and tribal music, still with an emphasis on danceability, to the chagrin of many of their hardcore fans. My introduction to Juno Reactor came with the bouncy megahit "Pistolero" from the
album "Shango," released in 2000, and with Juno Reactor's input in the second and third "Matrix"-films. I'm probably not alone in discovering them in that… Read more
Myths Of The Near Future ~ Klaxons
Should music have a point? I once had a protracted discussion on this topic with a stranger in a public house, a fired debate abetted by the alcoholic vendibles supplied by the locale in question. Conclusively, my opponent was of the immutable opinion that music, like all forms of art, should have a point, even a moral of some sort. He would definitely not have approved of Klaxons.
With their surreal, hyperactive, stomping, raving and totally enrapturing update of punk rock one has to wonder, after all the sweat has been shed and the jaws ache from over-smiling, what it is all about? Or does one? Can't I just let their ingenuity, their psychedelic naughtiness and their sheer… Read more
Odd Blood ~ Yeasayer
Odd Blood ~ Yeasayer
5.0 out of 5 stars Yeasayer, I say yea!, 5 Aug 2012
When I first went nuts over Simian Mobile Disco's Audacity Of Huge (featuring Yeasayer's Chris Keating on vocals), I had never heard Yeasayer. Needless to say, I went similarly nuts over Yeasayer's sophomore oeuvre, Odd Blood, once I discovered it. And I must say, it has since then etched itself onto my personal list of favourite records.
Yeasayer perfectly achieves that which I admire most about the music industry, namely skirting that fine line between obscurely and independently alternative and charmingly accessible mainstream, for lack of a better word. Yes, Yeasayer is at times a bit on the weird side, and their eclectic style may not appeal to everyone, but Keating's vocals in… Read more