X-PLEASURE – His Master’s Voice

RELEASE YEAR: 2024BAND URL: https://x-pleasure.bandcamp.com/album/his-masters-voice The melancholy His Master’s Voice is something quite different and interesting in that it sees the talented Dan Heide (ex-Zeromancer, Ljungblut) spearheading a great ensemble of more than capable musicians and essentially churning out some exquisitely crafted compositions that hover and float somewhere between gloomy rock, post-punk, and subtle slivers…

VESTINDIEN – Verdande

RELEASE YEAR: 2024BAND URL: https://vestindien.bandcamp.com/album/verdande In all honesty, I did not think it possible for the uniquely gifted masterminds behind Vestindien to top or better their flawless debut offering entitled NULL, but by some perverted and wonderful miracle these six twisted souls have conjured up a new work of radiant brilliance that transcends barriers and…

RICHARD EVANS – Listening to the Music the Machines Make: Inventing Electronic Pop 1978-1983

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/products/listening-to-the-music-the-machines-make-the-electronic-pop-revolution-1978-1983-published-on-27th-october-2022?_pos=1&_sid=d27e49c6e&_ss=r This excellent examination of the birth and rise of electronic pop music in Britain by author Richard Evans combines a fresh approach to the success and longevity of the genre with a thorough analysis of its cultural impact and why it resonated with the post-punk generation back in the late…

RICK BUCKLER & ZOË HOWE – The Jam 1982

RELEASE YEAR: 2022   BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-jam-1982-published-on-17th-november-2022 What a marvelous piece of work this visually stunning book on that tumultuous yet highly productive year in The Jam’s life that was 1982 is. That was the fateful year when front man Paul Weller decided to lay The Jam to rest following an intensely creative spell from 1977…