25/30 funk revisited review rock

giuliano sorgini – under pompelmo (1971)

Each of Giuliano Sorgini’s soundtracks and albums tell the story of a dramatic aesthete seeking to stir. The Italian keyboardist and library music icon possesses an enviable ear for fuzzy grooves and emotion-led instrumental narratives. On ‘Under Pompelmo,’ Sorgini incarnated the classic European cool of the early 70s: of turtlenecks, tortoiseshell sunglasses, and wobbling psychedelia. […]

27/30 electronic experimental indie/alternative revisited review

dean blunt – black metal (2014)

This is a beloved album. Partly due to the release of its younger brother in June 2021, ‘Black Metal’ has enjoyed a thorough artistic renaissance, rousing a renewed appreciation for Dean Blunt’s idiosyncratic method. This record manages to be pathologically honest in its message, but layered and innumerable with its atmospheric devices; the strings throughout […]

30/30 indie/alternative pop revisited review

felt – forever breathes the lonely word (1986)

Felt’s career was guided by lead singer Lawrence’s grand ideas of artistic endeavour. He wanted the band to produce 10 albums and 10 singles in 10 years and then dissolve. They did. On their sixth LP, Felt carried sensitivity through bold melodies to assemble a masterpiece of organ-pop. FBTLW is a deeply intricate attempt to […]