category: Music

The Analogue Outsider

4:52 PM, Thursday 14th May 2015 POSTED BY

After telling me about a “Berlin dude” who has legit Roland TR-808 replicas for sale at very reasonable prices, with the tone to match, I start to realize something about Jim Hickey. When he is talking about music and the creation of it, he isn’t talking about making a three minute record with a catchy hook and …


“This is a song about child exploitation.”

10:59 PM, Tuesday 17th February 2015 POSTED BY

I turned the corner and found a closed gate. Swearing and sweating like only the Maltese in summer can, I took off my top and trekked back up out of the quarry, where the questionably-positioned sign that first sent me down there was. After walking further on, past a gargantuan unleashed dog outside someone’s fuck-me-I’m-rich mansion that …


A Particular Nakedness: The Vernacular in Contemporary Maltese Music

5:28 PM, Thursday 16th October 2014 POSTED BY

This year marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Mikiel Anton Vassalli, reformer of the Maltese education system and a veritable founder of modern Malta. One of the most extraordinary effects of his achievements has been the creation of art in Maltese across the fields of literature, theatre and music. During the past decade, Maltese lyrical …


Behind The Veil

11:10 PM, Wednesday 15th October 2014 POSTED BY

Look up, and you will see web-like fluorescent threads illuminated in the light like so many dreamcatchers safeguarding this gathering of souls from the evils outside. The dreamcatcher was originally used to protect infants, and it is not a coincidence that you see these vague glow-in-the-dark webs in this way. At this time, in this place, you …


Channel The Madness

10:22 PM, Wednesday 15th October 2014 POSTED BY

The sun rises across the serene azure seas as the assemblage come to terms with what it has just been through. A kaleidoscope of half dreamt visions and semi-myopic thought bubbles lie indented into the recent subconsciousness; ego and personality temporarily unsure of their place and their entwined identity; the very core of one’s being is awestruck …


The Man Preserving Our Musical History

10:01 PM, Wednesday 15th October 2014 POSTED BY

When No Bling Show released their single Marija s-Sabiħa last year, I couldn’t help but be spirited away by the għana sample that introduces the track (it comes in at about 2:27 in the above video). Even though the NBS track itself is beautiful, there was something haunting and otherworldly about the old sampled Maltese voice singing …


Impetus Moment

3:59 PM, Wednesday 15th October 2014 POSTED BY

A quick shift. Then a sublime drop. A timbre frequency rapidly elevates – then descends deeper than it had before. Visions of floating islands and pristine panoramas mixed with shade and unknowingness. 


Euro Vision

1:25 PM, Wednesday 15th May 2013 POSTED BY Read