Jessica Curry – Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture

Sometimes, it does the power of good to step outside of what you would normally listen to and immerse yourself in something a bit different.  Even better, it’s when you look sideways and notice that there’s something already there that you’ve not previously paid attention to.  For me, this is found in scores and soundtracks, not just from the usual film and televisual sources, but from videogames.  Even back in.. Read More

Various Artists – Hohokum Soundtrack

Much as I used to enjoy videogames back in the day, I’ve not paid much attention in recent years save for the occasional go on Ooki Bloks on the lav whenever the occasion calls for it.  I guess it’s because much of today’s malarkey consists of technicality and repetition over imagination thanks to fewer constraints and bigger budgets which is all well and good but doesn’t half suck all the.. Read More

Geinoh Yamashirogumi – Akira

As my mood fails to improve, tactics have shifted from playing along with it (see previous post) to shocking it into compliance: and this means bringing out The Big Guns.  If you’ve never seen Katsuhiro Otomo’s 1988 film Akira (of his own vast comic series), you should really do so at the earliest opportunity.  And don’t be worrying about not being able to follow it at all, for the film.. Read More

Jozef van Wissem & SQÜRL – Only Lovers Left Alive Soundtrack

If the previous post wasn’t indication enough, I can confirm without the tiniest shadow of a doubt that I am in a very bad mood indeed.  Reasons are myriad and too important to go into here, but take it from me, it’s a doozy.  Now, there are two ways I can go with this: I can dig out something entertainingly self-pitying (and of that I have plenty) and have a.. Read More

Joe Delia – Ms. 45 Soundtrack

Many moons ago, I once went to the pub dressed as a nun.  This was done because It was Halloween; It was also a Saturday; I assumed that, because of points 1 and 2, everyone else would have made some sort of effort; and Due to me deciding to do this rather late, it was all they had left in the shop. Imagine my surprise when I swanned (nunned?) into.. Read More

Nobuo Uematsu – Final Fantasy VII Vinyl

Wont as I am to occasionally delve into the nerdier recesses of the CD shelves, especially during this time of year when there’s not much out and finances don’t stretch to having a bit of a gamble. This one, timed as it is, ticks a few boxes in 6DFT towers as it’s not only one I’ve felt like writing about for a while but also appears here in the form.. Read More

John Carpenter – The Fog

There’s much to be said for the re-emergence of vinyl product in today’s musical marketplace.  On the plus side, there’s the whole weird sense of community that comes with modern-day actual record buying as it’s a thing that feels like it has passed through many sets of caring hands before it reaches its home and a lifetime of being taken out, dusted down, having the artwork and sleevenotes pawed over.. Read More

Jim Williams et al – A Field In England

From the day that I first clapped eyes on the teaser poster for A Field In England (courtesy of the Twins Of Evil‘s amazing artwork), Ben Wheatley’s psychedelic Civil War drama, I was sold.  As well as the quality of the image, I was drawn to the whole setting of the piece, as the English Civil War is something that was mentioned while I was at school, but not really.. Read More

Rob – Maniac

Sometimes you watch a film, and it all just sticks with you.  When you’re still going over stuff in your head the day after the credits have rolled and still feel something about the story and characters, you know a film’s worked.  That I’m sat here thinking about the deeper aspects of a remake of a slasher film speaks volumes about the quality of Franck Khalfoun’s reworking of 1980 horror flick Maniac whilst.. Read More

Harry Robinson – Twins Of Evil

If it wasn’t for the somewhat random nature of the local postal service, this would have arrived yesterday and fallen rather nicely on the first anniversary of the Death Waltz Recording Company, a soundtrack record label that has been both incredibly busy and wonderfully fastidious in providing records that look and ‘feel’ just as good as they sound – and, such is the popularity of their release schedule, who spectacularly.. Read More