Dogme Year Zero: Microphones in 2020

by Ruairí McCann Knowing no one understands these songs,I try to sing them clearer.Even though no one has ever asked:”What does Mount Eerie mean?”I have tried to repeatedly explainIn complicated songs.But tonight, we will find out.I know no one.And no one knows me. Those are the opening lyrics of “No Flashlight”: Songs of the Fulfilled Night (2005). The first album Phil Elverum released as ‘Mount … Continue reading Dogme Year Zero: Microphones in 2020

Album Review: ‘Phantom Rhythm 幽靈節奏 (幽霊リズム)’ by Gong Gong Gong

by Ruairí McCann There are numerous landmarks set to be struck here on the eve of the 2020s but a significant one is that it will be nearly 8 decades since rock first took shape. While not the only mainstay of popular music that is getting long in the tooth, it seems especially potent for a genre so associated with both the shock of the … Continue reading Album Review: ‘Phantom Rhythm 幽靈節奏 (幽霊リズム)’ by Gong Gong Gong