Max Feldman is at the very early stages of writing a PhD in philosophy and aesthetics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He has a bachelors degree from Heythrop College (University of London), and masters degrees from Birkbeck College (University of London) and the University of Warwick. He likes internet pictures of perplexed-looking cats, long walks on the beach, and complex, gloomy German philosophy.
Wednesday, January 23 2013
Kuopio would work better as two thematically consistent EPs rather than as an album in itself. There's nothing particularly bad or boring about it, it's just inconsistent.
Tuesday, August 28 2012
Four MFs Playin' Tunes isn't as lame and laboured as its title would suggest, but it's far too content to sit pretty on a post-bop pedestal that everyone else abandoned quite a while ago.
Thursday, July 26 2012
301 isn't the most daringly original Esbjörn Svensson Trio record, and nor is it their best record. Rather, it's a refinement of what we already knew and loved about the band.
Tuesday, July 17 2012
On G Is For Deep, Doseone goes for a take on synth-pop that veers between being worringly eccentric and, er, crazily audacious. Then again, Doseone has always been a wild-card, and this might be his wildest album yet.
Sunday, July 1 2012
Laborintus II might be really high-minded, and really challenging, but it's totally bizarre fun too. It may well be the most unsettling thing you listen to all year, but what else would you expect from Mike Patton?
Wednesday, July 21 2010
Certain elements of Cobra Woman would have Edward Said turning in his grave like a grimly revolving kebab, a deep-fried stereotype.