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Review

Yellow House: A Carnival of Fears

8 May 2017 / Opinion, Review

Produced and recorded at his own home studio, Emile Van Dango, a.k.a. Yellow House, has finally released an incredibly satisfying collection of some of his finest work to date. Otherwise known for his role in Cape Town’s The Plastics, Van …

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Review

Kinoh: Survive

4 May 2017 / Opinion, Review

Paul van der Walt’s sophomore EP under his second adopted alias, Kinoh, embodies an expansive and esoteric electronic journey. “Survive” extends the familiar wake of its predecessor, “Arterial”, by hosting the Johannesburg-based musician and producer’s cinematic grip on the ambient.

A …

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Review

The Dandies: Lost Children

3 May 2017 / Opinion, Review

“Lost Children” is the newest release from enduring local rockers The Dandies. It’s a 12-track effort that relies heavily upon low-slung guitar riffs and aggression that ultimately achieves mixed results.

Notable highlights include the halftime breakdown in the second chorus of …

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Review

The Deaf Commission: Neon Ghost

2 May 2017 / Opinion, Review

Stoner rock-influenced bands have been springing up everywhere as of late. It’s as if everyone rediscovered their Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age CDs at once. The Deaf Commission is the latest band to take on the style with …

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Review

The Pecking Order: One

25 Apr 2017 / Opinion, Review

The Pecking Order is a blues trio whose first effort “One” introduces us to a group that favours the DIY approach and back to basics blues. In its four tracks the EP arcs from slowest to most manic and covers …

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Review

Satanic Dagga Orgy: The Prawn Awakens

24 Apr 2017 / Opinion, Review

Everybody’s favourite folk troublemakers Satanic Dagga Orgy are back with an EP titled “The Prawn Awakens”. It’s a short but sweet effort that builds intensity and delivers all the facets we’ve come to expect from the band.

After a lo-fi gramophone …

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