The late 1970s early 1980s was an electric era pregnant with possibility. ‘1980 REDUX’ is my way to return in spirit, in memory, to that excitement.
A fairly big step in a new direction. The concept suggests a thread, but only when you press play does the full scope of the approach come through.
Alien Skin’s arrangement of chords always manages to throw you off with some calculated change from major to minor. A fantastic representation of life.
Your experience will dictate the way it affects you; that’s how real art works. That’s what Alien Skin gives us, time & time again. This album is stunning.
The imaginative nature of these songs is superb, the atmospheric instrumentation surrounding & underlining the concepts is always striking.
It’s a deeply thoughtful, unusual & beautiful collection – one of the most interesting & out there releases of the past few years.
When creating an Alien Skin album I enter a self imposed impenetrable vault. I never ask for advice as this will most likely derail the creative process.
There’s a strangely cinematic effect to the music, whereby the art of it stretches much further than what is audible. It’s a stunning effect.
The artists involved have embarked upon a collaborative album fusing all the best qualities of their creativity. The result is something quite special.
The indescribable splendor of a musical master; always at peace, yet always at work. Always in tune with his values and the world around him. Among the absolute best live performers I’ve ever witnessed; his solo headline set at The Gold Coast Festival in Cornwall was beyond phenomenal – fusing the acoustic with the outright … Continued
An overcast, dreary, very British Tuesday; a good day to talk about an exciting alternative band from Sydney, Australia. The Sunpilots. We’re absolutely loving this sound. They’re kind of fusing the whole alternative rock thing, (think Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age, System of a Down) with an almost Kate Bush kind of artistry. Lyrically, melodically, … Continued
The 1st of October marks the long awaited release of a brand new track from Australia’s quietly bold gem, Matt Corby. Nothing has quite grabbed us for a while in the way that ‘Brother’ did some years ago, but ‘Monday’, his brand new release, is a beautifully crafted track, with a beautifully placed simple clap … Continued