Articles by Martyn Coppack
Folklore is an album which sets her up on the pantheon of greats alongside those artists she grew up revering.
She uses the songs as a mirror on herself, and as such these represent some of the most naked and revealing songs that she has committed to tape.
The band have an innate sense of what makes a jam work, and within their familiar sound, they have threaded together a mystical path via Damo.
With their new album, Holy Wave have created not just an album of divine dream pop, but also one that asks questions and also seeks to expand your inner mind.
The summer of 2020 may be a write off as far as a lot of things go, finding an escape through music has become all the more enjoyable through Summerlong.
2020 may have been a year to forget so far, but within the storms lies this oasis of calm willing to embrace you for just under 40 minutes and leave you feeling that there is a greater power out there above all the politics and turmoil.
Go in expecting more of the same and you will get a nice surprise with Cosmic Ritual Supertrip, which is a fine return to form for Black Rainbows.
The power of live music can be one that is both communal and personal, sometimes at the same time. It is the breathing force of music and its tendrils reach way back before the existence of recorded sound. It is something to be cherished. . .
Perhaps the lasting legacy of Britpop, aside from its cultural impact which not only affected what was then called “indie music” but also pop music, and it’s not entirely invited political moments, is that it’s inclusive nature not only broke the gender divide but also brought together the disparate crowds.
Hardly a band to change the world, or your life, but they will give you a fucking good time. Buy this album and live in their world for just a little while. You’ll feel better when you leave, if a little freaked out.
They deliver an almighty slice of space rock, primed to leave you aghast at the thought of ever having to come down and face the real world again.
Whilst any listener to both Earthling Society, and now Taras Bulba, will certainly pick up on any number of musical influences from the space rock of Hawkwind to the more esoteric deeper meanderings of Sun Ra, it is in the “movies” or film that F …
Taken on its own, Night Lands is excellent but taken as part of the Dead Sea Apes trip, it’s nothing short of magnificent and forms an essential part of a jigsaw of music which continues to develop.
For us here at E&D towers, well, this is our morning cup of tea quite frankly, and use it to as a wake up call on our morning car journey to work.
It’s a culmination of all the ideas that have led to the formation of Taras Bulba, the need to break new boundaries in their music, and to enable a future where new avenues of music can be explored with no restrictions.
To write about all the nooks and crannies of this quite wonderful album would be to spoil half the fun though, and depending on the life you have led, you will certainly find a different experience based on your own situation.
It’s chaotic, loud, gothic and brutal, but most of all a perfect example of where space rock is right now.
Whether by plan or accident, Drive-By Truckers seemed to have arrived as a band for the moment in US history, and their recent songs have struck a political resonance which firmly entrenches them in the times.
It shows a band who are totally in tune with each other, as they instinctively create a sound made for triggering your mind into a trance. In fact, for all your staring into the distance in awe moments, PHP have it all nailed down.
For those willing to seek further into what psychedelic music can mean then this is a perfect reminder that outside the underground is another layer of music which simply doesn’t fit anywhere.
More than anything, 10000 Russos make you feel alive and if that’s not worth the price of admission then you need to ask yourself serious questions.