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Amy Griffiths

In Review: Femmepop – Dancing With Myself

The title Dancing With Myself certainly seems apt for Irish artist Margaret O’Sullivan – better known as Femmepop – who actively involves herself in every aspect of the musical creative process, from composition to production to mix, ensuring that every element of her output has her personal stamp on it. This album is the latest in a lifetime of music for O’Sullivan, and follows several previous EPs and two albums under the Femmepop name, plus an EP release of earlier, pre-Femmepop, work.

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In Review: ANi GLASS – Ffrwydrad Tawel

Ffrwydrad Tawel is the most recent release from Cardiff based electronic pop musician, producer, artist and photographer, Ani Glass. The title, translating to “silent explosion”, was also the title of a 2016 exhibition by Welsh artist Ivor Davies, a bleak reflection of society in Wales, and at which Ani Glass was later invited to perform as part of.

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In Review: Felt and Fur – Aftertouch

The first thing that occurs to me as I listen to Felt and Fur’s ‘Aftertouch’ EP is that it’s a bold move placing an unusual intro at the very beginning of the first song, but it certainly piques interest, and the contrast between the simple sonic melody and the moment when everything else kicks in is breathtaking. The second thing is that there’s a passion and presence in the sound which demonstrates clearly that this Texas group love what they’re doing, and that energy is infectious.

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In Review: Mark Corrin – EP II: Driver

There’s a lot of politically charged music coming out at the moment, and in a society that’s presently so divided on social and political issues, it’s a positive thing to see that people give a damn enough to make a statement; that there are so many artists with something to say and a willingness to say it. Manchester in particular right now seems to be a hotbed of great new music in general, and it’s there where Mark Corrin is based.

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In Review: darkDARK – Heathered

Heathered is the debut EP of evocative electropop project darkDARK. Clear, crystalline electronic sounds combine with rich guitar hooks and purposeful, uncluttered beats driving the music along beneath vocals which manage to be breathy and at times fragile, whilst at the same time strong and prominent. Read Amy’s review.
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In Review: Darknaut – Exile

I’ve definitely developed a bit of an interest recently in atmospheric, expressive music. There’s what seems to be an expanding number of musicians putting out this sort of work of late, and part of the beauty of it lies in the fact that it tends to defy genre labeling.
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In Review: Albino 9 – Introvert

Introvert is the third full length album from Los Angeles based Albino 9, a narrative of textured rhythms with unexpected melodic pairings, leading the listener on a journey across eleven tracks.
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