Jonathan Bree ~ Until We’re Done [2⊘2⊘]

From inauspicious beginnings, musical genius evolves. Auckland kiwi Jonathan Bree’s youthful start began at the ripe old age of 9 when he wrote his first song ‘Rebecca’ about a primary school crush. This would quickly ramp up to playing drums with 20-year-olds in an average goth band by age … Continue reading Jonathan Bree ~ Until We’re Done [2⊘2⊘]

Joy Division ~ She’s Lost Control [1979]

As it seems, those bands capable of creating masterpieces often appear soul-possessed of and by their own music. In their live performances, we not only bask in their presence, but we share in the raw realization of their creative visions. Less often, the feeling is captured in audio or video recording, and even then not everyone sees (or misses) that beauty, or understands how deeply fulfilling the experience of direct resonance … Continue reading Joy Division ~ She’s Lost Control [1979]

Slowdive ~ Sugar For The Pill [2⊘17]

“It felt like we were in a movie that had a totally implausible ending…”
Look closely and you should notice the picture icon above is a cockeyed “blue” smiley-face pill with eyes, nose, and mouth a darkly golden hewn. Says lead singer/songwriter Halstead, “As a child, I was given medicine on a sugar cube, cough medicine, or whatever it was, it would … Continue reading Slowdive ~ Sugar For The Pill [2⊘17]

mehro ~ chance with you [2⊘21]

mehro’s lament (sound of trauma) relives a memory rethought, redoubled, that might have changed everything. “When I wrote ‘chance with you’, it was an acknowledgment that I let something slip through my fingers”, native Angelean mehro says of the track. “I let fear overpower my desires, and I won’t let that happen again.” “Turn my eyes, I see you stare … Continue reading mehro ~ chance with you [2⊘21]

Bragolin ~ To Hide To Shine To Cross [2⊘18]

The Crying Boy is a mass-produced print of a painting by Italian artist Giovanni Bragolin (1911–1981) pen-name of the painter popularly known as Bragolin. His paintings feature a variety of tearful children looking morosely straight ahead, sometimes called “Gypsy boys”, although nothing specifically links them to the Romani people. In 1986, British tabloid … Continue reading Bragolin ~ To Hide To Shine To Cross [2⊘18]