Category Archives: Record Review

Releases that get the scrutiny of The Post-Punk Monk.

Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 12]

[…continued from this post] So… we return to the OMD Rock G.P.A.® thread, abandoned over a month ago for a seemingly endless series of concert reviews, some travel, some illness, lunch hours cut to the bone to make up time … Continue reading

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REDUX: Mayan Drums – The Luxuriant Return Of Gina X

February 18, 2014 Austra + Gina X: Mayan Drums UK 12″ [2013] Mayan Drums (Original) Mayan Drums (Instrumental) Mayan Drums (Vocal) Mayan Drums (Zeus B. Held Voice Versa Remix) Mayan Drums (Doldrums Remix) Mayan Drums (Hervé Retro Dark Dub) Back … Continue reading

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REDUX: …But What About The Fixx?

February 3, 2014 Today at the gym I heard a new song finally enter into the satellite radio 80s CHR playlist; usually a welcome happening. The track was “Saved By Zero” and it got me thinking about The Fixx. That … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 10]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Architecture + Morality | 1981 – 4 [continued from previous post] “Sealand” was an austere epic for this band. Faint boatwhistle synths  with Malcolm Holmes sturdy, unaffected heart beat rhythm while mournful organ chords … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 9]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Architecture + Morality | 1981 – 4 [continued from previous post] When the needle hit the wax I was greeted by sounds heretofore alien to an OMD record. Creaking machinery, pneumatic hissing, and frantically … Continue reading

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Record Review: ПРЕДСМЕРТНАЯ КАДРИЛЬ – Прости

ПРЕДСМЕРТНАЯ КАДРИЛЬ: Прости UKR DL [2017] [Dying Quadrille: Forgive] Черная весна [Black Spring] Трагедия [Tragedy] Поколение смерть [Generation Death] Похмелье [Hangover] Прости [Forgive] Дерево [Tree] Покой [Rest] It seems only yesterday when a rare Monk Mail, from the submission form on … Continue reading

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REDUX: When Records Say ‘Buy Me!’ – Strawberry Switchblade

January 10, 2014 Sometimes, you just have to give in to a record and buy it because it just looks perfect. My friend Tom and I ran into such a record one day while perusing the bins at Murmur Records … Continue reading

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