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A Shadow in Yucatan by Philippa Rees
A Shadow in Yucatan by Philippa Rees
5.0 out of 5 stars Disarmingly Beautiful, 24 Jun 2014
Philippa Rees is as an immediately distinctive and striking poet who writes with unfashionably – often brilliant – painterly verbal play and colour, oozing with a sensuous love of language. Rees’s almost tangible style dazzles with imagistic chiaroscuro; stark contrasts of light and shade, subtext and texture:
This ripeness of verbiage and intrinsic musicality inevitably bring comparisons with Dylan Thomas (particularly the densely descriptive, rumble-tumble list- passages of Under Milk Wood): But this is not to detract from Rees’s individuality, which, throughout this book of poetic narrative interspersed with colourful dialogue, is palpable and often beguiling
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MY KZ, UR BF <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/MY-KZ-UR-BF/dp/artist-redirect/B003YSWAHG">Everything Everything</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
MY KZ, UR BF Everything Everything MP3 Download
This is a simply stunning pop single, lyrically intriguing and infectiously catchy with a brilliant bass line, use of synthesisers and falsetto lead vocal. A fascinating melange of influences mainly from the early 80s, XTC, Tears for Fears, Kajagoogoo, The Police, Japan and also some vocal similarities with the Pet Sounds-era Beach Boys. I couldn't recommend this single highly enough -absolutely superb and knocks the socks off anything else released in the last decade or more. The lead vocalist is also very watchable in the video, being very facially expressive, reminding me much of Roland Orzabal of Tears for Fears.
Soul Mining ~ The The
Soul Mining ~ The The
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fugitive Gems, 1 April 2008
Why on Earth the extra tracks originally released on the limited edition of the 1983 cassette of Soul Mining have not been included either on recent CD reissues or on singles/rarities compilations of The The remains a bizarre mystery, since three of these lost extras are every bit as good as the majority of the 'official album' (bar perhaps the two most striking 'official album' tracks, The Sinking Feeling and Uncertain Smile. That's what makes this cassette such essential listening for any The The fan. The Nature of Virtue - I think once included as a re-recorded B-Side on a circa Infected 12" single - is a sinister but catchy little number with the simmering refrain 'Don't change… Read more