David Sylvian – Secrets Of The Beehive

Despair, romance, and ancient Greek myth. Sylvian’s Orpheus still haunts 30 years on David Sylvian has always remained something of an enigma. As lead singer of Japan, whose electronic sounds and peroxide-pop tendencies pre-empted the new-romantic movement by at least a couple of years (a long time in the late ‘70’s), Sylvian’s unique and unassuming… Read More David Sylvian – Secrets Of The Beehive

Cold Chisel – You’re Thirteen, You’re Beautiful, And You’re Mine

Superb live document of a band on the cusp of greatness Recorded at the Regent Theatre in Sydney, 1977, You’re Thirteen, You’re Beautiful, and You’re Mine was issued while the band were in the middle of laying down Breakfast at Sweethearts. If it weren’t for all the tension they were experiencing while making that album,… Read More Cold Chisel – You’re Thirteen, You’re Beautiful, And You’re Mine

Brian Eno – Another Green World

Thoughtfully crafted album by ex-Roxy Music maestro I have to confess that I’m certainly no Enophile much less an expert on electronic music. It’s as if the genre’s cold and mechanized compositional aesthetics have been constructed by and large for unthinking automatons, to the extent that one almost needs to be made of optic fibre… Read More Brian Eno – Another Green World

Pink Floyd – Meddle

The experiment continues Ever since the premature departure of Pink Floyd’s leader and principle song writer, Syd Barrett, in 1968, the remaining members found themselves over the next few years pissing about in seeming musical limbo, unsure of which direction they should take. And while Floyd always had a solid, albeit non-commercial following, the group… Read More Pink Floyd – Meddle

Miles Davis – Bitches Brew

Miles runs the voodoo on seminal jazz-fusion landmark Bitches Brew should come with a recommendation by every mental health professional as a potential way of warding off Alzheimer’s. If for the basic fact that there is so much going on, one can play it repeatedly and still hear something new and unexpected each time. If… Read More Miles Davis – Bitches Brew

Jimi Hendrix – First Rays Of The New Rising Sun

Jimi’s unfinished masterpiece revisited Within only a few months of completing his third LP, Electric Ladyland, Jimi Hendrix was already contemplating his next move. He began writing down potential titles, one of which was First Rays of the New Rising Sun. The only problem was that Hendrix himself had no idea in terms of what… Read More Jimi Hendrix – First Rays Of The New Rising Sun