Imran Khan is a freelance writer who lives in Canada. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communications at York University before studying Creative Writing at the University of Toronto for Continuing Studies. In addition to PopMatters, he has also written for such publications like Inside Entertainment, aRUDE and The Toronto Quarterly.
Tuesday, December 9 2014
Italian rapper Mondo Marcio turns the bass on Musica da Serial Killer into a weaponized element. Never before have the sensations of death, dread and groove been so synonymous in music.
Sunday, October 26 2014
Buried deep in the emotional grain of Valery Gore's music, there is some semblance of order, some sense of undisclosed truths.
Wednesday, September 3 2014
After three decades as a recording artist, David Bridie, Australia's best kept secret, releases his fourth solo album Wake, an album born on the outer reaches of a dream.
Wednesday, August 6 2014
After more than a decade on hiatus, Ruby returns with another set of intriguing, thought-provoking tunes. Lesley Rankine speaks with PopMatters about the return.
Sunday, July 27 2014
Canadian artist Jay Malinowski takes to the high seas for his lushly sprawling sophomore effort Martel.
Wednesday, October 15 2014
Spanish punkers came swinging harder than ever, screaming not for the sake of inducing change, but screaming for the sake of screaming – because now they could.
Sunday, September 7 2014
Kelli Deeth’s characters, at the end of their wits and their youth, take the long, last painful look into their abating past, only to see themselves staring back at a fated future.
Wednesday, August 20 2014
The music of the Caucasus is powered by national ardour and ritual. All that's needed is an open and willing audience to accept the undisclosed gifts it brings.
Tuesday, July 1 2014
A furious mix of hip-hop beats, Arabic primal screams and punk-rock guitars, Taha brilliantly battles against the ideologies of both Western and Arab traditions.
Wednesday, April 2 2014
French pop's most peculiar figure has been baffling and delighting audiences for decades with her challenging blend of global music styles.
Sunday, December 14 2014
Legendary music artist Annette Peacock fuses blues, rock, jazz and poetry on her once rare 1969 debut, finally reissued by Ironic Records.
Monday, December 8 2014
Alejandro Amenábar’s suspense-drama Tesis is a fairly predictable, American-influenced thriller, but its stellar performances, particularly from Ana Torrent, are all aces.
Monday, December 1 2014
Bernardo Bertolucci’s magnificent drama The Conformist bridges the supreme elegance of the jazz age with Euro mod-chic.
Wednesday, November 12 2014
Still trading on much of the heavy electronic grooves of past albums, Ruby's latest effort also sees much of the sonics stripped to a bare minimum of just voice and guitar.
Thursday, October 9 2014
A master of visuals, Walerian Borowczyk's stunning recreation of medieval life presents a world which seems as real and defined as the space in our own living rooms.
Wednesday, November 19 2014
Mark Springer's Piano is an album to remind listeners of the possibilities on offer when one is open to chance and emotion.
Wednesday, November 19 2014
Four British MCs work a dark hip-hop groove in an exchange of words edged with the grit of London streets.
Thursday, November 13 2014
Dizraeli, Boho-hip-hop ranter and raver, has built up a steady following with his homespun grooves and twitchy raps.
Friday, October 17 2014
Turkish rapper Da Poet returns with another set of moody hip-hop instrumentals.
Thursday, June 12 2014
The singer's latest video clip takes its cues from the works of Maya Deren and Valie Export.