The Smiths ~ Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before [1988]

“The Hungerford Massacre was a spree shooting in Hungerford, England, United Kingdom, on 19 August 1987, when 27-year-old Michael Ryan shot dead sixteen people, including an unarmed police officer and his own mother, before shooting himself. The shootings, committed using a handgun and two semi-automatic rifles, occurred at several locations, including … Continue reading The Smiths ~ Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before [1988]

Lush ~ Desire Lines [1994]

Perhaps unsurprisingly, when released in 1994, Lush’s album Split was not met with widespread acclaim. “With songs about death, infidelity, and neglect, Split was a dark, introspective album that jarred with the beginning of the Britpop party.” But despite its unceremonious beginnings, the album is considered by many to be thematic of the 90s unsteady gait and uneven footing in direct juxtaposition to 80s overt … Continue reading Lush ~ Desire Lines [1994]

YOU MAN ~ BIRDCAGE [2⊘13]

“Hold up, this is not my thang…” “This is the new project of Giac and Tepat. From Trance to Hip-Hop, from Techno to Breakbeat, from House to Eternity, from Love to Dance; From Lille, France.” [music.metason.net] “Back around the turn of the millennium Tepat Huleux and Giac Di Falco, lured by dazzlingly eclectic sets by the likes of The Glimmers and 2manyDJs, would sneak out of their Lille homes, cross the Belgian border, and … Continue reading YOU MAN ~ BIRDCAGE [2⊘13]

THEN COMES SILENCE ~ Can’t Hide [2⊘13]

This stop-motion animated video artfully reanimates a myriad cast of characters: American Gothic farmers that sashay in time, a whirled baby head that karaokes lyrics, Shining twins of skull and spine, a casketed corpse that merrily rots and heals at whims, and a drowned man resurfaced then returned to murky depths. Each character rejoined with the living in a carnival cavalcade of musical celebration, yet … Continue reading THEN COMES SILENCE ~ Can’t Hide [2⊘13]

Black Nail Cabaret ~ No Gold [2⊘2⊘]

No Gold is a multi-layered musical metaphor on embracing the impermanence of life and its fleeting imperfections shared in a skull-shaving session with heartfelt beauty and candor. “Change is inevitable. Mental or physical, local or global, it’s always happening. Sometimes we have to drop the old skin to give place to the new growing underneath.”, states Emese ‘Emke’. Undeniably, as this appears a multifaceted gift … Continue reading Black Nail Cabaret ~ No Gold [2⊘2⊘]