The Tin Drum

In which one drum is beaten against another. Continue reading


On popular film scores

Two Steps From Hell are a band I’ve been recommended three times, always to the detriment of my opinion of the person recommending it. That may sound harsh. But there’s a good reason for it. Continue reading

An explication of a single line of Jethro Tull’s ‘Thick As A Brick’

‘My word’s but a whisper, your deafness a shout’.

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Reflections on a comment by David Bowie

“Yes, never play to the gallery. I think. But you never learn that until much later on. But never work for other people at what you do. Continue reading


Live Albums: A Careful Exploration of Living Documents

Why are live albums so unpopular generally compared to studio releases? Continue reading


Swapping the Mute’s Vocal Chords: A Modest Proposal for the Future of Music

I have spent the past fortnight obsessively listening to Frances the Mute, the 2003 release by critically confusing band The Mars Volta. Continue reading


Exploring the Same Piece from Different Angles

Take the works of Stephen King, Haruki Murakami and Erik Satie. What do these three artists have in common? Continue reading