B. Marshall

Helpful votes received on reviews: 61% (79 of 129)
Location: A small village on a large lake in Queensland


Top Reviewer Ranking: 197,115 - Total Helpful Votes: 79 of 129
Beyond That Hill ~ Dusty Kid
Beyond That Hill ~ Dusty Kid
4.0 out of 5 stars Dusty Kid is worth buying, 11 April 2014
I've been listening to Dusty Kid on Grooveshark for ages and I just thought it was about time I actually paid the artist for enjoying his work. This is a really pleasant album of Euro electronica - a bit house, a bit chill, a bit techno - by Paolo Alberto Lodde aka Dusty Kid, and I'm enjoying his new one 'lll' online too. I have some favourite tracks but it's all pretty good. The only small fly in the ointment is the very end of the last track, That Hug, which ends then reprises back into the title track but with vocals...then ends abruptly, mid note. It's very odd, and disappointing. Anyway, if you like his stuff, pay the man. I think there's still some vinyl copies of That Hug… Read more
No More Paraffin-oilers by Ian Cassells
No More Paraffin-oilers by Ian Cassells
I bought Mister Cassell's book while researching my own, and enjoyed visiting the world of the lighthouses and their keepers through his writing. There's a certain exotic fascination for living and working in such a constrained way, surrounded by, and sometimes threatened by, the wildest of wind and wave the natural world can throw at you. For those wanting entree into such a world, I recommend this and also Tony Parker's 'Lighthouse'. You may also enjoy, as I did, Gordon Medlicott's 'An Illuminating Experience'.
I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates My Traces - &hellip by Steve Roden
I just wanted to add my voice to the excellent reviews here. Just for the two CDs of OTM alone, it's worth having. The musical selection is eclectic, full of humanity, melody and joy, and chosen for pure enjoyment rather than as any kind of historical document. Which is how I like it. That said, combined with the wistful, beautiful and haunting book of early US photography that links the human with the inanimate objects that produce music, it is also a window to the past.

I've had this for about 18 months now, and I still have it on regular medium rotation when I need those sweet soft sounds of musical performers putting their all into their brief few minutes of recording… Read more

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