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Record Review: John Foxx + The Maths – Tarzan + Jane Regained DL

John Foxx + The Maths: Tarzan + Jane Regained UK DL [2020] Tarzan + Jane Regained [single version] Originally, “Howl,” the new album by John Foxx + The Maths was scheduled for release on May 15th but with the COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Jones + Sky Reflect On The Distance Between Us

This morning we heard news of Steven Jones + Logan Sky stepping forward with an eerie new single to give us something new to hear that reflects our current zeitgeist. “Shedding My Skin” is a 3-track download made during the … Continue reading

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Sometimes, Not Buying Records Is A Bit Boring

Yes, yes, yes. I know I have been trying, year over year to spend less on music and enjoy what I have more than obsessing over what I don’t yet have. This year I’ve really been holding expenses to a … Continue reading

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Want List: Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die – Punk + Post-Punk Graphics 1976-1986

Last Friday I got notice from the best brains at Rocket 88 Books that they are currently prepping a deluxe numbered edition of Andrew Krivine’s book that cuts to the heart of this Monk’s twin obsessions; Post-Punk and graphic design! … Continue reading

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OMD Streamed A Gig Online And All I Got Was This Beautiful T-Shirt

Sigh. I try to live the Google-free life but it’s a tough and miserly row to hoe. Against my expectations, I was not doing landscaping work on Saturday afternoon and was thus able to catch the OMD “Live From Your … Continue reading

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Florian Schneider: 1947-2020

I hadn’t even finished playing my run of Stranglers albums this week when yesterday morning I got the first message from Gavin, who’s more connected than I am by far. He was suggesting that Kraftwerk founder Florian Schneider had died … Continue reading

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Dave Greenfield: 1949-2020

Here we go again. I had planned to review a new release today but I was blindsided by this instead. I have been mentally preparing for every musician I enjoy eventually meeting their fate as have been writing this blog … Continue reading

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