Andrew Bridge

Goldfrapp find familiarity in space

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ANDREW 03.04.02017     Since their debut at the turn of the millennium, Goldfrapp haven’t been afraid to toy with the components that characterise their music. Be it the cinematic, eerie quirk of the debut with tracks like “Lovely Head” and “Oompah Radar”, the thumping, rasping electronica of the two releases that followed it, well demonstrated… Read more »

A late love-in for ‘How To Be A Human Being’

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ANDREW 16.12.02016     I was immediately intrigued by Glass Animals from the first listen of “Gooey” off their debut album, Zaba. Between the soft warm synth bassline and the airy atmosphere the track was wrapped in, something felt distinct from similar bands. The rest of the album didn’t disappoint either, and I particularly enjoyed the… Read more »

‘Green Wing’ soundtrack remains a quirky gem

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ANDREW 05.08.02016     Taken from the mid-2000s comedy series of the same name, Green Wing does quirkiness exceedingly well. Trellis’s soundtrack for the series takes influence from jazz, latin, and classical music and melds them together with electronica and hip-hop techniques to produce an odd, but enjoyable fusion. It being a soundtrack, many tracks pass by pretty… Read more »

Some love for Los Zafiros golden oldie ‘Bossa Cubana’

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ANDREW 25.07.02016     Inspired by American doo-wop—though in my opinion the Cuban influences far improve upon the genre—Los Zafiros were a close harmony group hailing from Cuba. Bossa Cubana is a re-release of 17 tracks from their 9 year lifespan which includes some great Cuban instrumentation and tight unison vocals. Highlights include the fidgety title track “Bossa… Read more »

A retrospective look at The Avalanches

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ANDREW 03.06.02016     A massive release at the time, and still referenced today through the likes of “Frontier Psychiatrist”, The Avalanches’ Since I Left You is now nearing twenty years old and will likely have fallen out of consciousness for the modern audience. With sampling at its core—band member Robbie Chater estimates 3,500 samples went into the making… Read more »

Flume covers considerable ground with ‘Skin’

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Andrew 01.06.02016     Flume has made huge strides since his eponymous debut in 2012, rocketing to notoriety earlier this year with his single “Never Be Like You”, which had huge success in his home country of Australia and on an international scale, making it onto primetime radio playlists in the weeks following its release. This… Read more »

Skepta returns with international support

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Andrew 30.05.02016     Grime has been travelling to America with momentum over the last few years, and it feels as though Skepta is at the centre of the export. His latest release goes a little further to prove this with featured appearances from British and American rappers including Pharrell Williams. Existing fans should find a lot… Read more »

James Blake returns with soul and experimentation

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Andrew 06.05.02016     James Blake has been drip feeding fans with new tracks from his latest album since the beginning of the year, and teasers ramped up this week with posts of Quentin Blake emblazoning walls with artwork. As Thursday evening rolled around, Blake announced his album would be released at midnight. 17 tracks,… Read more »

Listen To This // Gotan Project // La Revancha Del Tango

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ANDREW 18.04.02016 Gotan Project made their debut with La Revancha Del Tango. Most well known for “Época”, the album brings the passion of Argentinian tango and the beats and sampling of hip-hop and breakbeat to produce an exceptional listen. Vocalist, Cristina Vilallonga, provides passionate, sultry vocal lines throughout the album, and along with tentative, considered passages of accordion and… Read more »

Best of the Rest // January 2016

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ANDREW 31.01.02016 With the new year came a new slew of album releases. Seeing as we are only able to review two new releases a month, we miss out on talking about some great records. January was no exception to this, so rather than pass up on the chance to reflect on some fine music, here are… Read more »