An Introduction to: Wendy Carlos

Published on November 14th, 2013 | by Diarmuid Kennedy

Wendy Carlos, musician and arranger, is 74 today. If you haven’t heard of her then you will certainly have heard her work on the soundtracks to A Clockwork Orange, The Shining and the original Tron. It …... Read More



The Chancer’s Guide To… Frank Zappa

Published on November 5th, 2013 | by Jonathan Wallace

December 4th will see the 20th anniversary of Frank Zappa’s death. Inevitably between now and then, we can expect a dramatic increase in discussion about the man, his legacy and his broad ranging musical output. So in order …... Read More



My Problem With Modern Horror

Published on October 31st, 2013 | by Garrett Eastwood

Fuck Horror. As grandiose as a statement that it is, I hate most modern horror films. Not because I intrinsically hate the genre, nor because I am a cynical, hate filled cretin. No, I hate modern …... Read More



Classic Album: The Wicker Man OST (1973)

Published on October 31st, 2013 | by Steven Rainey

What is the sound of fear? Over the years, musicians and composers have tried various things, and certain tropes have emerged: the stabbing strings, the gothic grandeur, the discordant noise, or the Theremins and strange electronic …... Read More



Horror songs: The Intense Humming Of Evil

Published on October 30th, 2013 | by Will Murphy

There is no denying that the Manic Street Preachers’ third album, The Holy Bible, is a distressing listen. The album represents some of the final days of Richey James Edwards and gives us an insight into a mind that is …... Read More



Lou Reed: A Tribute Playlist

Published on October 27th, 2013 | by Brian Coney

Arguably punk’s greatest ancestor, Velvet Underground founder and uncompromising solo artist and collaborator for the last five decades, Lou Reed has passed away the age of 71. One of the finest songwriters of the twentieth century (and, …... Read More

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