Tracks I Wish I’d Written (issue #20): Intense – Only You

“If you want an example of mid-90s liquid this is it; lush, warm and beautiful. Not claustrophobic like today’s 4-minute ‘slam bam’ drum & bass tracks. It has a nice sense of pace. Nothing sounds rushed, which is a homage to late 70s jazz funk. To me this is their finest moment. The thing hereContinue reading “Tracks I Wish I’d Written (issue #20): Intense – Only You”

Liner notes on 2019

“Forget the times ahead” As another exceptional year for important things, like new wonderful music, draws to an end, I would like to take the opportunity once again to thank all artists and record labels for gracing this year with their beautiful music and safeguarding the art, the passion and the romance. Despite our cultureContinue reading “Liner notes on 2019”

Tracks I Wish I’d Written (issue #17): 36 – Fade To Grey

“… I can’t understand those musicians who make the most beautiful music, but show little care or attention for the visual side. It’s like stuffing a Rembrandt painting inside a £5 plastic frame from IKEA …” The ‘Tracks I Wish I’d Written’ series is perhaps the most personal, preferential and esoteric category of the blog.Continue reading “Tracks I Wish I’d Written (issue #17): 36 – Fade To Grey”

Tracks I Wish I’d Written (issue #14): Klute – We Control The Vertical

“… a touching piece of graffiti appeared on a wall during the gig – a vertical line, a horizontal line and then the two conjoined – we control the vertical, we control the horizontal, we control the Zig Zag…” Over the years I have developed a penchant for albums. Immersing in the underlying atmosphere, IContinue reading “Tracks I Wish I’d Written (issue #14): Klute – We Control The Vertical”

Count To Ten: Drum & Bass Illustrations and Record Sleeves

“… drawing a fine line between the sublime and the ordinary, the initial presentation criteria have been the aesthetic quality of the imagery, the nature of its production, the relationship to the music on the record and obviously my personal attachment …” Something completely different for the last post of 2016; instead of the musicContinue reading “Count To Ten: Drum & Bass Illustrations and Record Sleeves”

Ancestral Voices – Night Of Visions: Inside the album

“.. the name (Ancestral Voices) comes from the idea that knowledge and wisdom are passed down aurally, sonically, and experientially into our time for us to learn the laws of Nature …” – excerpt from an Ancestral Voices interview for XLR8R Ancestral Voices is the side-project of British producer Liam Blackburn. Widely known in theContinue reading “Ancestral Voices – Night Of Visions: Inside the album”

On Reflection: Three Years Of Blogging

“A passion for music that gradually escalated over time into a controlled obsession” It has been three years since this blog went online, although its conception goes further back, so I eventually decided it’s about time I shared some thoughts about how it all started, as well as provide a retrospective account of the eventsContinue reading “On Reflection: Three Years Of Blogging”

Tracks I Wish I’d Written (issue #3): Saint Etienne – The Sea (PFM mix)

“Down by the Sea, No-one but me, Caught in the rain, I’m free again, Stood on the pier, No trace of tears, Right back where I started from, I know that I wasn’t wrong, Right back where I started from” Saint Etienne – Down By The Sea, Continental LP, L’appareil-Photo/ReadyMade Records, Japan, 1997 This isContinue reading “Tracks I Wish I’d Written (issue #3): Saint Etienne – The Sea (PFM mix)”

Dj Presha – The “Bushido Code” Interview – Athens, March 2014

Bushidō (武士道), literally “military scholar road”, is a Japanese word for the way of the Samurai life, loosely analogous to the concept of chivalry; a rather modern term than a historical one. Godisnolongeradj caught up with Geoff Wright (aka DJ Presha and head honcho of the Samurai Music group) in Athens after his gig, toContinue reading “Dj Presha – The “Bushido Code” Interview – Athens, March 2014”

Memoirs of a vinyl junkie part 5 (final) – The end of an affair

Wednesday evening, January 18th, 2012 around 22:00, outside Heathrow airport It had been almost 2 years since the last time; however the smell, the blowing wind and the sense of euphoria every time he landed on that soil hadn’t changed a bit. He and his mates grabbed a cab to the hotel close to hisContinue reading “Memoirs of a vinyl junkie part 5 (final) – The end of an affair”