Articles by Gareth Watkin
It all culminates into a very meditative yet intense album experience, one that offers reflection on the current state of affairs, whilst also expressing a deep seated rage and anger over it all.
Those Who Dream By Day feel much like a band ready to really showcase what they’re all about, letting their debut EP simply act as a wonderful precursor for what is to come.
Perhaps the incredibly melancholy nature of the album itself will make this one a difficult one for people to really warm up too, but the emotive nature of the music makes it one that is worth a listen.
British Sea Power certainly seem to know what they’re doing, and even on their seventh album, haven’t failed in doing so yet.
The album pulsates and radiates its ever burgeoning details.
Neilyk shows us the many different sides to the landscape, from the beautiful vast open tundras to the incredibly intimidating and powerful weather that shakes one to their core.
Sometimes, one can potentially forget just how varied the post-rock genre can be at times, and it takes a band like Often The Thinker to come along and show that there are other ways of doing it!
The drone elements seem to force the listener into the head-space of the artist, whilst the ethereal and beautiful string sections feel like requiems for the horror and terror being expressed in the field recordings. Nothing seems to be done in bad taste, and instead is an incredibly moving and haunting piece of work.
A beautifully unsettling and chilling album capturing the essence of ambient and neo-classical genres.
Throws us back into the wonderfully bizarre, crazy and ‘Kinda Bonkers’ world of Animal Collective once again.
Black Market Flowers instantly put me back into the place where I was remembering all the many reasons why I love their music.
An ever evolving and transforming musical experience.
Sometimes an album can just resonate with you in such a way, that it feels connected with you at a place and point where you happen to be, helping to shape and form your own understanding. For this reviewer in particular, Impermanence has come along at the exactly right moment, as it no doubt has done for other people out there.
The experimental amalgamations of varying rock genres result in an incredibly varied yet cohesive album experience that’ll stick around for ages.
A perfect demonstration of his own style, complete with all the emotions that comes with it.
Hauschildt creates an enigmatic world where sounds naturally come to life before decaying once again
Another enigmatic album experience that offers intense rushes and surprising calms.
An album that that feels strangely familiar and comforting, whilst managing to express many ideas and notions.
The blurring of styles, concepts and genres makes 1 a more interesting electronic album experience, one where general classification is certainly difficult, but the result is one of Perri’s more enigmatic releases. With this being the first of three offering from the newly formed band, one can only wonder what direction the follow-up will ultimately take itself in, and what mysterious world we’ll be transported to next. By Gareth Watkin
The power from the album comes from the incredible energy that runs throughout each track as it alternates back and forth, all presented in a slightly uncomfortable and intimidating fashion that is still utterly engrossing. By Gareth Watkin
Whilst some artists tend to throw in as many ideas as they possibly can into their debut albums, Sharp instead refines and develops key specific concepts on his debut instead, giving everything a clearly defined edge in presenting itself, rather than sounding like an amalgamation of half-formed ideas or a showcase of skill over talent. Sharp has certainly made the right choices here, and as a result, as produced a stunning debut. By Gareth Watkin