Farewell to Dave Greenfield, awesome punk anomaly

The punk groups of 77 who were bothered by a keyboard and the dull type flanked behind counted on a finger of honor. The Stranglers were thus this brilliant exception, with in the role of the plaiter of garlands a wisely styled type, son of musician born in Brighton in 1948, who had used several […]

Célimène Daudet, sweet touches – Culture / Next

How is Célimène Daudet? Very well, she is in confinement. Like musicians all over the world, the pianist watches the hours pass away from the virus, without knowing when she can return to the stages. But she still has a news in her bow. In this case the release of a new album, Black Mass, […]

Happy Mondays, very Barbados trip – Culture / Next

The year is 1989: Manchester has been wiped off the map. The rainy and gray city of the north of England, which saw the birth of Joy Division and the Smiths, has been demolished, disintegrated, replaced by Madchester, silly twin, where ecstasy is swallowed by full handles and where the rhythm does not descends further […]

Porridge Radio’s haunted mantras

On March 27 were praised in these columns the merits of the first album of the Londoners of Sorry, carried by the young Asha Lorenz, distant cousin of the PJ Harvey of the beginnings. The news offers us another excellent album of English female rock, on which also hangs the shadow of the singer of […]

In the USA, sales of laptops, webcams and keyboards increased

The leading research marketing companies IDC and NPD, as well as the largest retailers in the USA, record an “unprecedented” growth in sales of computer equipment and accessories. This is reported by Yahoo! News. According to data received from sellers and marketers, since the beginning of March, sales of such losing goods as laptops (growth […]

The sound of the day # 428: stumbling like cold sheet metal

“It’s Niagara Falls, I have my ragnagnas, I have my moons, you’re going to have one”, chants in the middle of their second album, the female trio Tôle fraîche, in an unstoppable refrain of less than a minute compiling various imaginary expressions to evoke the rules. An obvious tube. With the same joyful spontaneity, the […]

The sound of the day # 427: electrifying like Volage

One could almost describe Volage as a pillar of the Parisian rock scene, as the group of the Howlin Banana stable seems to cross the years while around it the other formations change their names, vanish, reform, from vague garage in shoegaze surf. But that would not be entirely true: if Volage returns to us […]

Strips apart – Culture / Next

Incredible and true: there are groups that still record albums or go on world tours without having a member of their original band remaining in their ranks. Demonstration. Dr. Feelgood In the early 1970s, Canvey Island, north of the Thames Estuary, was the birthplace of what was known as pub rock, a bit like the […]

Arandel, new Bach tests

“Everything that lives must be corrupted in order to renew itself.” This extract from the canticle of Bach Alle Menschen müssen sterben opened the possibilities of the project InBach of Arandel which he serves as an introduction. Plunging into its entrails, the Lyonnais translated it from German into English using Google to better extract the […]