DR RICHARD VAREY has been thinking about deep music listening on good equipment with other human beings in the same room!
On the momentous occasion of the release of Aldous Harding’s second album, Party, Gary Steel digs up a revealing interview from his heaving archives.
GARY STEEL digs up his 1981 review of the first and only record by the now-legendary Shoes This High.
David Elias is an acclaimed singer-songwriter. He also happens to be an audiophile and high resolution music pioneer. DR RICHARD VAREY talks to him about this rare combination.
Fancy a spot of spelunking? GARY STEEL reassesses Nick Cave.
DR RICHARD VAREY takes a deep, quizzical look at the supposed vinyl revival, retro-mania and the new glut of merchandising around Record Store Day.
ANDREW JOHNSTONE waxes lyrical about Graeme Downes (The Verlaines) and Matthew Bannister (Sneaky Feelings).
Their fans will love it, but Future Islands’ fifth album sticks in GARY STEEL’s throat.
GARY STEEL is seduced by a seductive and gently adventurous album. By a drummer, no less.
GARY STEEL makes an indignant stand against a record that sounds like a C90 cassette tape that’s been thrown out of a car onto a gravel road and run over by 100 maniac lorries.
GARY STEEL recommends this album to all those lost souls who find life just too harsh and edgy.
Have you ever looked to musicians and their work as a pathway towards insight on life and transcendence? ANDREW JOHNSTONE on the two artists who influenced his search.