Lost – Dez Money (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

By wrapping deft soulful tones around a gentle pop groove, Dez Money manages to lift his latest single, Lost, above the rank and file of the usual chart fare. Well, above it. And rather than try to draw attention to the song by throwing in all manner of pop tricks and studio gimmicks, he instead... Continue Reading →

Wired – Harlekurt (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Arriving with the tag line "sad vibes for rainy days" the track immediately sets the tone with Kristen Stewart's now-classic monologue of being at odds with the modern world from the film Anesthesia, something that it returns to reinforce the feeling of disaffection and dislocation. From there the song runs through a melancholic, electronic soundscape,... Continue Reading →

Cowpoke – Raf Sanchez (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Often the term "bedroom singer-songwriter" is used to imply unprofessionalism and lack of production, but on Cowpoke, Raf Sanchez proves that the term can stand for something else. It can stand for intimacy and honesty. Employing mainly voice and acoustic guitar, with occasionally just enough warm and hazy wash of effect and electronica to lift... Continue Reading →

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