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As a recent Glasgow blow-in I first saw Keith McIvor (JD Twitch) between sets at the Old Hairdressers during a Zoviet France and O Yuki Conjugate night in 2019. He played a Frank Harris & Maria Marquez avant-pop rendition of the Venezuelan traditional “Canto del Pílon” (1985). Uncannily fitting to the title, although a reference to the conical pílon of sugar, Marquez’ reinterpretation – accompanied by … Continue reading Tenement Tapes: An Interview with Keith McIvor
When I was a teenager I played tapes on my blue Walkman. I listened to and through music, and fell asleep with my headphones on. In the morning the batteries were exhausted. It happened all the time. Songs created a link or a tie – a vibrant map for living. I always listened to the … Continue reading Dunning and Brosamer – Glocken [Invisible City Records 2019]
First suggestion: haunting is historical, to be sure, but it is not dated, it is never docilely given a date in the chain of presents, day after day, according to the instituted order or a calendar. Untimely, it does not come to, it does not happen to, it does not befall, one day … — … Continue reading No One Will Ever Know: Flowers in the Sky turns 12 [The Grass is Green in the Fields for You 2020]
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