Category Archives: Reviews

Napalm Death: Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism

I started this last year. I had an idea that involved explaining how Napalm Death approach their music as an artistic, conceptual endeavour and was going to use past approaches to performance and songwriting as examples. I was also going … Continue reading

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Quicksand: Distant Populations Review

This one took… maybe two hours to edit. I knocked out a really rough draft about two, maybe three weeks ago. Didn’t do anything with it for some reason. Forced myself through editing it earlier today. A lot of it … Continue reading

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Senyawa: Alkisah Review

This is another review where most of it remained as is after a very lazy editing process that has taken most of today. I wrote this all out last week over a short period and decided to once more not … Continue reading

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Senyawa: The Ocean Review

I wrote most of this over one listen last week and left it mostly intact. It’s not a great (or necessarily a good) writing by any stretch of the imagination, but I really like how it feels a bit like … Continue reading

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Oh Wonder: Oh Wonder Review

So a while ago I uploaded what I thought was the last bit of writing I could find that I did for Cool Try. Today I was thinking about a review I finished off whilst in Melbourne within the few … Continue reading

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Envy: LAST WISH | Live at LIQUIDROOM Tokyo

A lot of this was knocked out really quickly. Then I sat on what I wrote for a week for some reason. Didn’t do much other than procrastinate until a good part of the last few hours which involved slowly … Continue reading

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Jesu: Terminus

I hit a roadblock with this one. Ended up scrapping the whole thing and starting again, though some of what I originally wrote made it in. I don’t think I did a good job with this one. I got across … Continue reading

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Genghis Tron: Dream Weapon

This was longer than I’d hoped. Oh well. I wrote most of this yesterday and spent a good chunk of today editing in a lazy way. There was a fair bit I cut out as a few things I felt … Continue reading

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Crippled Black Phoenix: Elleng├Žst

This is a review that was started late last year and finished over the past few days. I don’t know why I sat on the initial draft for so long, but it probably was due to burnout. I don’t think … Continue reading

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Adrianne Lenker: Instrumentals

This was started today and finished today. It was about three hours of work. The writing came easily; the editing also, but not to the same extent. I think this is a bit messy, but I’m content with the result. … Continue reading

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