Ok, he ate a taco Satan gave him and survived to sing a song about it. If that isn’t enough he also doesn’t mind to be exposed to some gamma radiation. Nevertheless most of us simply known him to be a suicidal loser who is the proud owner of two turntables and a microphone. Naturally this is a highly subjective manner the sum up Beck’s music. But now that I have your attention, let talk about his new album, Morning Phase, which will have a worldwide release in the coming days. Continue reading
Twice I forgot about Mogwai’s existence. I first got acquainted with the band after picking them up during a BBC Peel Session. At the time Come on Die Young (1999) and Rock Action (2001) were not to miss albums. Yet shortly after that, they disappeared from my radar for unknown reasons but reappeared a decade later with Hardcore will never die, but you will (2011). Luckily I was still there to enjoy the instrumental contents of ‘Hardcore’ that in the end never nested on my playlists. Again I had no good reason for this to happen, but it did somehow. Musically Mogwai always was worthwhile to listen to. So a few weeks ago the grey, black and pink cover of their new release, Rave Tapes, caught my eye and made me, shamefully, think about Mogwai again. Let’s say three time’s a charm, all right.