Reviews & Features

The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience - I Like Rain: The Story Of The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience

The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience – I Like Rain: The Story Of The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience

Another more than thorough Fire Records anthology set sheds fresh light and a new focus on the knotty back catalogue of Kiwi art-rockers The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience.

Vile Display of Humanity - Vile Display of Humanity

Vile Display of Humanity – Vile Display of Humanity

This thrash metal outfit with hardcore roots rips through 20 tracks with ferocity and focus.

Isnaj Dui - Dioptrics

Isnaj Dui – Dioptrics

More decoratively dissonant and economically architectural beauty from Katie English’s Isnaj Dui.

Al Berkowitz – A Long Hereafter / Nothing Beyond

Al Berkowitz – A Long Hereafter / Nothing Beyond

From Spain, the music of Al Berkowitz is variously laid back, psychotropic, electronic and consistently inspired

Yo La Tengo - Stuff Like That There

Yo La Tengo – Stuff Like That There

Yo La Tengo return with a dreamily-rendered lateral ‘sort-of-sequel’ to 1990’s Fakebook LP.

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Interviews

EDD (left-to-right: Jim Elkington, Rick Rizzo, Doug McCombs, Mark Greenberg and Janet Beveridge Bean)

Interview with Janet Beveridge Bean (Eleventh Dream Day)

Janet Beveridge Bean tells all on the sublime new Eleventh Dream Day album and spills the beans on the forthcoming Freakwater comeback… and plenty more besides.