Monthly Archives: October 2010

Low – Club Academy, Manchester – 18 November 2008

An early review for The Yorker.     “We’re gonna do a couple more then it’s gonna get festive.” Alan Sparhawk, frontman of Low was a few songs into a stunning set when the bombshell was dropped. This, over five … Continue reading

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The Playlist, pt. 2

Listen on: Spotify / we7* 8. Thomas Adès – Asyla: 1: ‘Ecstasio’ (Daniel Barenboim; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) Asyla’s opening movement is named after the rave culture’s drug of choice, and its house beat harks back to Adès’ experience … Continue reading

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Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz

Written for The Phonograph. Sufjan Stevens’ decade-old career has produced eclectic albums both folksy and electronic, with songs about everything from God to the Chinese zodiac, from cancer to a serial killer. If Stevens has any deficiencies, nobody’s going to … Continue reading

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The Playlist, pt. 1

Listen on: Spotify / we7* 1. Race Horses – ‘Disco Pig’ Race Horses are the finest purveyors of inventive pop music to come out of Wales since Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci (whose Euros Childs produced their debut album). Trumpet fanfares, a … Continue reading

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