Goldfrapp- Tales Of Us


By Stewart

Goldfrapp have spent the past decade teasing us.  Their 2002 debut ‘Felt Mountain’ is rightly regarded as indispensable, but since then the London duo have bounced uneasily between electro-pop, ambient melancholia and trip-hop without ever quite delivering the baroque masterpiece we know they’re capable of.  Read more…

Mantra – Telling Scenes


By Andrew

Mr Rob Tremlett is back again under the moniker of Mantra. After the ill-fated but criminally underrated Illzilla, all the remaining artists went out on their own. Mantra is by far the most popular of the illzilla breakers, with Mista Savona being the only other of any recent note. The third album by Mantra, Telling Scenes, is by far his best and perfects a formula he started way back when.…Continue reading…

The Bloody Beetroots – Hide


by Andrew

The Bloody Beetroots are interesting. Or should I say, Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo is interesting. The Italian born and classically trained musician/producer is an enigma. Aside from the rather obscure tattoo “1977” on his chest (his birth year and the birth year of punk) and his signature donned Venom mask, not much is really known about Rifo. He has been in and around the post punk scene throughout Europe and even his foray into electro was fairly low key. Originally being picked up by Steve Aoki and Dim Mak Records, he has now released only his second album under the Ultra Records label out of the US. And boy is it fucking good…Continue reading…