Marshall Gu
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From Toronto, loves music. You can follow me on Twitter @freecitysounds or read my blog at freecitysounds.com.

Reviews // 27 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
//Reviews

Aphex Twin: Cheetah | 13 Jul 2016 // 9:20 PM

Harnessing older sounds into something that sounds modern, the Cheetah EP transforms grotesque synth into something that sounds human.

Blood Orange: Freetown Sound | 11 Jul 2016 // 9:30 PM

It’s a flawed love-letter to the '80s, to the people who just want to dance, to the people who feel marginalized, to the people who feel oppressed. Given recent events, it’s an uplifting album in embarrassing times.

//Blogs

"Celebrating" Wilco's A Ghost Is Born's 10-Year Anniversary | 23 Jul 2014 // 5:42 AM

Ten years after the release of A Ghost Is Born, the songs still just aren't there.

Camera Obscura - "Troublemaker" (video) | 8 Nov 2013 // 5:30 AM

Dreary, sweet, sci-fi and twee.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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