Articles by Ljubinko Zivkovic
Essentially, on Twenty Twenty, Gone From My Sight give us some quite sophisticated, thinking man’s electro-pop that shows some excellent promise.
Essentially, Mode For Titan could have potentially been a bass-dominated disaster, but actually turns into its promise – ambient bass music you can enjoy.
The point of this type of music is to be listened to, with enjoyment, and like a good cup of coffee, you need to have the right balance of ingredients in there to really leave the desired effect. Rachel Grimes has not failed that test so far.
It all somehow fits into one cohesive whole. Most of it is due to Como’s ability to move around swiftly and combine musical elements that seem to have belonged together from the beginning.
You do get the feeling that the songs on Creation Myths were written instinctively, out of subconscious somewhere. Instinctively and subconsciously by somebody who proves to be quietly an excellent artist.
With all the musical references, The smallest Thing manages to own that Nineties guitar sound, updating it for these ‘modern times’ a notch, resulting in quite a pleasurable listen.
“Houses of the Holy” brings the flight of Schlarb’s imagination and creativity to full light and makes you think have we finally got ourselves a double album with no fillers?
Fly Moon Die Soon is an album that seems to go by the maxim – if it sounds this good, bring it on!
Joshua van Tassel’s Dance Music Volume II: More Songs For Slow Motion is that type of an album that you just keep on pressing the repeat button on and on. Particularly very, very late at night.
Vickness and other musicians try to show that there are so many points where different musical styles and concepts overlap and have something in common. Luckily for all, they are able to prove their point with ease.
Vast Caldera 1 might be the perfect example that prog music is neither fully black nor white, but all shades in-between.
Comma might be an all-electronic affair, but Prekop at no point loses that jazzy/bossa nova feel, or whatever you want to call it. Or you can simply just call it excellent music.
On While You Were Sleeping Eito presents us with one of the better versions of what you can call ‘thinking man’s hip hop.’
The answer might lie in the fact that if you pick any of those dusty Canterbury or latter-day XTC albums up, you probably wouldn’t be able to say for sure when they were recorded – yesterday or 15 or 50 years ago. The same can be said about the Suit of Lights’ Hide and Seek.
Without taking even a cursory listen, some would dismiss Les Techno’s Flowers for Dystopia as a failed joke. But then, the joke would be on them.
An album whose layers have to be uncovered slowly.
Mike Scott has still got it and The Waterboys have yet again come up with an excellent album.
It seems that Sally Anne Morgan’s message with Thread is – folk and modern music might seem separate, but they are actually more or less one thing – natural music.
No matter how complicated the subject matter is, Livingdog is able to present it in musical terms that can be acceptable by any listener.
Based on what she presents here, there seems to be endless (musical) space in front of Winter.
On Pulling For You Blunda’s meticulous approach works, making the listener yearn for a full-fledged album release.