Connan Mockasin – Jassbusters

First he gave us dolphin love and after that a lot of caramel. Yet behold, Connan Mockasin now returns with a band of middle-aged music teachers! Continue reading

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[Film Review] The Beatles: Eight Days a Week

eightdaysaweekbeatlesWhen it turned out my local cinema was doing two screenings of Eight Days a Week, the new documentary about The Beatles’ touring days, I was immediately keen and got myself a ticket. I was not disappointed. Here’s what I thought. Continue reading

Kurt Stenzel – Jodorowsky’s Dune OST

jodorowsky-dune-soundtrack-coverFirst thing that pops into my mind when thinking of Dune is the conversation between Paul Atreides and Reverend Mother Mohiam about prospective Kwisatz Haderach’s who underwent the spice trance. “They tried and failed?[…]”, he asked. Mohiam replied: “They tried and died”. In a way this conversation parallels Alejandro Jodorowsky’s attempt make movie out of the book in 1974. He tried, he failed… but didn’t die though. Continue reading

Bill Callahan – Dream River (2013)

bill-callahan-dream-river-albumIn ‘96 I was first confronted with the tormented voice of Bill Callahan, who was at that time still known as Smog. Indeed The Doctor Came at Dawn (1996) was a very nice lo-fi album, yet it wasn’t memorable either. What was memorable to me was Smog’s ’second single, ´Cold Blooded Old Times´ that came with the album Knock Knock (1999). Cold Blooded Old Times caused a vicarious sort of heartache to take over one’s mood. This was strengthened when the song appeared on soundtrack of High Fidelity (2000) that is all about heartaches, from a male’s perspective that is. Continue reading