Released November 23, 2018, Zerzura is the original soundtrack to the film (of the same name) composed by and starring Ahmoudou Madassane, a prolific Tuareg multi-instrumentalist. Regarded as the first ever ‘Saharan acid Western’, Zerzura tells the tale of a nomad’s search for a magic city of gold through free form guitar improvisations. Madassane encapsulates a desert journey with a meditative and distinctively traditional guitar-centred soundtrack … Continue reading A Saharan Acid Western
2018 has been the year of the dog. Venus (hysterically) went into retrograde and the world got flipped upside down as music from Oz dominated attention overseas. Technically, this isn’t really revolutionary. Australia has always been the birthplace of sonic champions. There’s Kylie, ultimate dreamboat and icon to us all (petition for a Kylie agony aunt podcast titled “what would Kylie do”). Then there’s Olivia … Continue reading Not so down under.
Pendulum died, and so did my soul. Writing about music is fucking hard. There’s too much of it, and not enough at the same time. To talk of spending your days blissfully writing away about this and that new release (the dream) is bullshit because music writing is stressful. It’s all-consuming and achingly obsessive by nature; I find myself desperately trying to invent new ways of describing … Continue reading Writing about music is fucking hard, but listening to music is even harder