Experimental Music Love

January 18, 2010

Top 10 Albums of 2009

I know I’m very late to the show with this one, but does it really matter? Well, it might do if you’re reading this. Most people aren’t though, so by the law of averages, you probably don’t care. About anything. It was probably the least exciting musical year in conscious memory for me. When Lady Ga Ga was our biggest star and Susan Boyle was our biggest selling album. If only they had done a duet, things may have been salvaged. Alas, we have to make do with this lot. Actually, these 10 are quite good. Enjoy. (more…)

September 23, 2009

The Twilight Sad – Forget the Night Ahead

Filed under: Album Reviews — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 7:15 pm
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297_553The Twilight Sad – Forget the Night Ahead

On a very bare but beautiful surface the second album from Scotland’s best band since… actually, just make that Scotland’s best band, is of similar, romantic, epic post-rock terror as their well-received and near perfect debut, Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters.

The loud, distorted guitars are there, marching drums too, and don’t forget James Graham’s savage, unapologetic central Scotland bite, relating tales with similar obscure, almost extraneous titles. (more…)

August 16, 2008

The Twilight Sad – Edinburgh, Liquid Room 14/08/08

Filed under: Edinburgh Festival,Live Reviews — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 12:49 am
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James Graham eating a microphone shaped ice-cream.

James Graham eating a microphone shaped ice-cream.

My Bloody Valentine deafened half the population of Scotland earlier this year with an astonishing comeback set at the Glasgow Barrowlands. And it seems the magnificent Twilight Sad have put paid to the ears of those still able to hold a proper conversation.

Not even Hoover Dam could contain the typhoon of noise that rages out the band’s speakers, decimating everything in its path, so it’s no surprise that at the relatively humble Liquid Rooms in Edinburgh, vocalist, James Graham’s microphone refuses to let his colloquial laments be heard. It does put of a bit of a damper on an impressive entrance that sees the band emerge from the darkness to launch into a kidney-stone zapping Walking For Two Hours. But the restart after a quick mic swap sees Cumbernauld’s finest soon flow into a relentless cavalcade that never lets up, and blasts away all competition for the best live band in the country. (more…)

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