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Five Tunes – 373% Sales Boost

Written by on 12 March 2018

90th Academy Awards Original Song Highlights According to preliminary reports, the five songs nominated for the best original song at the 90th Academy Awards yielded a phenomenal gain in sales. This year’s ceremony saw its original forerunners achieving a collective total of 17,000 digital downloads in a single day in the U.S. alone – a […]

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A Strange Blend That Works

Written by on 19 October 2017

A Little Night Music, the second solo collection of songs from Jonathan Bree, is an unusual but compelling collection that somehow works better than you might expect when you look at its disparate ingredients. As many of you will know, Bree’s old band, The Brunettes, favored a kind of music that yoked together an ironic […]

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Launching American Dream

Written by on 10 September 2017

Every now and then two complete opposites just work. Like who would’ve thought that an amalgamation of punk and disco could ever work? Well I kid you not, it really does – and proof in point is LCD Soundsystem. Oh and in case you are thinking that they broke up years ago, hail the Gods […]

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House Music in Portland is Literally Music in a House

Written by on 13 June 2017

Unless you’re living on Mars you’ll know that the music scene in Portland has been vast and varied since time immemorial. From moody crooners plucking on whiney guitar strings, to Kurt Cobain’s widow Courtney Love and her post-grunge band Hole – Portland rocks (literally). Not to mention all the yet-to-be-discovered local performers. Portland is Booming […]

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A Mann for All Seasons?

Written by on 21 May 2017

American singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, who has recently released her ninth solo album, Mental Illness, is an artist who has relentlessly followed her own path. Despite the early success of ‘Til Tuesday, the new wave group she co-founded shortly after dropping out of music school, Mann opted instead to pursue a career as a solo artist. […]

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Kate Bush: An Original Worth Waiting For

Written by on 10 May 2017

Kate Bush: A True Original Keeping Us Waiting Kate Bush’s influence on generations of her fellow musicians would be hard to exaggerate. Even though Kate tends to leave extended gaps between her album releases, she remains relevant and inspiring to everyone from John Lydon to Bat for Lashes. When Kate’s 2005 album, Ariel, finally appeared, […]

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Trying to Capture the Kate Bush Experience on a Live CD

Written by on 23 April 2017

Before the Dawn, Not the Same as Being There Kate Bush’s live release—Before the Dawn—pales in comparison with her live performances, but if you were there, or wish you had been, you can close your eyes and imagine. There’s a colourful booklet of photos to assist you with the meditation. Bush’s performances were memorable not […]

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