Alex Franquelli is a freelance journalist and writer. He focuses on Mongolia and North-East Asian politics and ethnomusicology. Find him on twitter @alexfranquelli
Thursday, August 14 2014
Welcome to the machine.
Sunday, August 3 2014
This is a delicate texture suspended between a colourful rendition of the rigors of contemporary music and ambient pop that somehow manages to retain a playful tone, slightly clouded by a few melancholic lines.
Wednesday, July 23 2014
The real variance between a band of sophisticated copycats and this bunch is indeed intelligence.
Wednesday, July 16 2014
Give a microphone to a musician and he will record the mortality that surrounds him. Give it to a musician with fear of mortality and he or she will describe what life is all about.
Monday, July 14 2014
This is an album about diversity without intellectual compromises. It is how it is because this is the way it is. There is no re-elaboration or, worse, reinterpretation of the existing aesthetic principles.
Thursday, May 1 2014
Swedish post-metallers bid us farewell. Maybe.