Mikael Tariverdiev – Olga Sergeevna (reissue)

With Earth Recordings and Antique Beat having exposed non-Russian audiences to an aural goldmine via 2015’s Film Music anthology and the 2016 reissue of 1975’s The Irony Of Fate soundtrack, Mikael Tariverdiev is rightfully no longer an undiscovered curiosity to those not exposed to his works from behind the once Iron Curtain.  Yet there remains … [Read more...]

Mikael Tariverdiev – The Irony Of Fate – Original Score (reissue)

If there is comfort to be taken in these increasingly dark geopolitical times, then it’s the knowledge that even against gloomy societal backdrops great culture can still flourish as a rock for humanity to cling to.  The career of Mikael Tariverdiev is perhaps a great totem of letting light into such darkness.  Having fashioned a vast body of … [Read more...]

The Real Tuesday Weld – Happy Hatter Christmas EP

Although 2011’s The Last Werewolf  was the last bona fide album-sized set from The Real Tuesday Weld, Stephen Coates hasn’t been idle or reclusive since it appeared.  Collaborations with Lazarus And The Plane Crash (for 2012’s Horseplay LP) and The Age Of Not Believing (inside 2013’s Lantern Waste EP), multi-media expansion of his Antique Beat … [Read more...]

The Real Tuesday Weld – The Last Werewolf

The Real Tuesday Weld’s last coupling with author Glen Duncan, for 2003’s innovative I, Lucifer book soundtrack, was undoubtedly a creative marriage made in heaven (as well as being hell-orientated in its conceptual construction of course).  For those of us that fell for the debonair darkness, mischievous misanthropy and elegant eclecticism for I, … [Read more...]

Artists-On-Albums: AOA#2 (The Real Tuesday Weld’s Stephen Coates on Oedipus Schmoedipus)

Stephen Coates (The Real Tuesday Weld) on... Barry Adamson’s Oedipus Schmoedipus (Mute Records, 1996) Down the road from the Royal College of Art where I studied for a couple of years, there used to be somewhere called Kensington Market.  Even then it was rather out of step with the rest of the high-end posh shops in the area - a kind of … [Read more...]