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Pat Metheny: From This Place Review

This is a review I started… probably a month, month-and-a-half ago and ended up putting aside. I wanted to write something big and really dig deep into it but I ended up scrapping the whole thing and starting again a … Continue reading

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Jarboe: Illusory Review

This review is much shorter than I had hoped. I didn’t want to reveal too much about the album, but this feels too much like skimming in places. I’m still trying to catch up on the backlog and I think … Continue reading

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Jaz Coleman: Magna Invocatio – A Gnostic Mass For Choir And Orchestra Inspired By The Sublime Music Of Killing Joke

With this review I feel as though I could have written more without revealing too much. I think I hit the wall and came to the conclusion that it would be better to try and say less. Not sure if … Continue reading

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Chelsea Wolfe: Birth of Violence Review

This mostly came together in the last few hours and I think it shows. I didn’t struggle so much with writing this review but I feel as though I should’ve given it more time and waited for things to come … Continue reading

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Old Man Gloom: Seminar VIII: Light Of Meaning Review

With this review I attempted to write about the album as it was happening. The result was something I thought wouldn’t take too long to edit into something readable. It ended up taking somewhere around six hours of rewriting each … Continue reading

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Old Man Gloom: Seminar IX: Darkness Of Being Review

When I wrote this I wanted to try and make it more of a narrative but I wasn’t able to make it work. Part of that remains in the review as I felt it still worked as a framing device. … Continue reading

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One Thousand Word Challenge 47: Not Writing What I Should be Writing

I’ve been sitting here for a while procrastinating on writing. I probably should have started writing earlier, but I didn’t. Need to finish a review off, but that likely won’t happen until tomorrow morning at this stage. Such is the … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Jake of Periphery

This interview was conducted in early 2017. So I realised that on the last interview I shared here I said that at the time I was trying to capture a conversation. Now that I think about it I’m not entirely … Continue reading

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Wire: Mind Hive Review

This kind of took long and kind of didn’t. It took longer than I hoped, but most of it came together over a few lazy hours. I knocked out a whole lot of notes one day last week, then scrapped … Continue reading

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Good Old War: Broken Into Better Shape Review

This was the fifth album review I wrote for Cool Try. I think that at the time I was pretty happy with what I wrote. Looking at it now makes me realise that it is far, far too short. The … Continue reading

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