The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Leadmill

So I went to see The Brian Jonestown Massacre at Leadmill on Monday and I'm finally sitting down to thrash out a few words on the whole affair. As usual I made some notes right after the gig that'd massage my memory back into action when I came to write up a review. Just a … Continue reading The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Leadmill

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Jean Moreas – The Symbolist Manifesto

As with all arts, literature evolves: a cyclical evolution with strictly determined returns and which become more complicated of various modifications brought by the step of time and the confusion of circles. It would be superfluous to point out that every new progressive stage of art corresponds exactly to senile degeneration, at the ineluctable end … Continue reading Jean Moreas – The Symbolist Manifesto

The Horrors – Strange House

'Strange House' is a Transylvanian Outlook Hotel, whose scatterbrain inhabitants come out to play at dusk. They're frenzied zombies with Nosferatu as their master. The living dead in a mechanical edifice whose corridors swing wildly, rooms shake spasmodically, guests die invariably. Of course, there's a foggy courtyard no man's land, where cold whispers send spectral … Continue reading The Horrors – Strange House

Ariel Pink – Scared Famous

To make his monster, Victor Frankenstein dug up graves, mutilated bodies and ultimately stitched up an anatomical, Dadaist mosaic of a frame. Contorted, ugly and abominable, yet with an obvious resemblance of a human body. Disregarding its ultimate fatalities, Victor had a clearly defined plan. Out of dead and decaying limbs and parts, Victor would … Continue reading Ariel Pink – Scared Famous