Pitchfork’s Top 200 Songs of the 80s – What’s Missing

Pitchfork’s musical summary of the 1980s was released last week. My own immediate response, like the many who are on the sub-Reddit, focussed on what wasn’t there.  Scott Timberg at Salon offered a more balance take on the list. He praised the list’s insight and criticised some choices and omissions. Scott Creney at Collapse Board took the list to task also for its oversights… Read more »

Listening Experience: Flying Saucer Attack – Instrumentals 2015

It took me a while to get into this record, hence the belated review. It was not a lack of familiarity with Flying Saucer Attack’s material. I knew their music back in the nineties when the band took the lessons from shoe-gaze and offered the world a sound at once textured and emotionally nuanced. Instrumentals 2015, an… Read more »