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⊘]

Interpol ~ Lights [2⊘1⊘]

The curtains fall: ingestion, extraction, collection. Dank, ill, and enigmatic, Interpol’s “Lights” music video is a short study in implied horror. A tangled pain/pleasure principle. A promised Kool-Aid ecstatic transcendence. Soul donations in existential exchange for deeper waters to float face-down in. “All that I see, Show me your ways, Teach me to … Continue reading Interpol ~ Lights [2⊘1⊘]

MOTHICA ~ SENSITIVE [2⊘22]

Crunch-chunky-chopped nu-metal guitars escalate and abate within a seesaw, teeter-totter, merry-go-round tirade of lyrical abuses. It’s a punch-drunk ride on the PTSD rollercoaster, forecasted and exemplified by your very own Gray-shaded, Saw-inspired, custom-modded, sado-masochistic toy Bop-It! — battery required. “I’m anxious, so cautious, I’m easily … Continue reading MOTHICA ~ SENSITIVE [2⊘22]

Depeche Mode ~ Wrong [2⊘⊘9]

Sadly, many of us are mourning the recent loss of keyboardist Andrew (Andy) Fletcher (AKA Fletch), who with fellow schoolmates Martin Gore (vocalist) and Vince Clarke (keyboardist) founded band Composition Of Sound, later adding vocalist David Gahan and rechristening themselves Depeche Mode (French for fast fashion). Vince would drop out after the band’s initial release Speak & Spell‘s subsequent tour, connecting with Alison Moyet to … Continue reading Depeche Mode ~ Wrong [2⊘⊘9]

Night Club ~ Die In The Disco [2⊘2⊘]

Jack Torrance once reminded us, on reams of creatively-typed paper, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy!” So, here to replace that straight-laced sin with the unmentionable wickedness of (gods-forbid) disco-inspired darkwave, is the straight-faced sinfully-decadent band Night Club. Cavalier in their boisterous love of the dark-schizoid, Los Angeles’ Emily Kavanaugh (vocalist) and Mark Brooks (producer) began, “with the goal … Continue reading Night Club ~ Die In The Disco [2⊘2⊘]