Review: Over the course of her three year solo career, London-based Australian Carla Dal Forno has steadily moved from a dark, stylish and bleak all-electronic sound to something a little warmer and more organic in tone. On "Look Up Sharp", her third album, she continues this trend, complimenting her usual lo-fi drum machines and synths with low-slung post-punk bass and the kind of pastoral, traditional instrumentation more often associated with folk music (think flutes, recorders, clarinet etc.). It's a curious blend, but one that works wonderfully well throughout the album, and especially on those songs to which she adds evocative, often melancholic vocals.
Where's The Revolution (CD2: live Spirits Soundtrack)
Enjoy The Silence
Never Let Me Down Again
I Want You Now
Walking In My Shoes
Just Can't Get Enough
Spirits In The Forest (DVD1)
Live Spirits (DVD2)
Review: This package is one that dedicated Depeche Mode fans won't want to miss. It documents in great detail the final date of the band's epic Global Spirit Tour in Berlin, which was the subject of the acclaimed 2019 documentary film "SPiRTS In The Forest". That documentary, a DVD of which is included in the package, interspersed concert footage with interviews with the band and six of their fans. The entire concert recording, which features a mixture of album tracks, fan favourites and big hits ("Enjoy The Silence", "Personal Jesus", "Just Can't Get Enough" and so on), is included here for the first time - both as audio across two CDs, and as a concert film via an accompanying DVD.
Review: Talk to anyone about Stranger Things and it will only be a matter of minutes before the sensational soundtrack is mentioned. The future retro synths of Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein have a huge impact on deepening the occult feelings you experience when watching the show and that continued through Series 3. Now you can grab the accompanying tracks on this mysterious CD, which features the vulnerable "You're A Fighter", celebratory 80s synth pop stomps of "Starcourt" and meditative charms of "The Ceiling Is Beautiful" amongst other nuggets of gold. The producers themselves have said this is less a score and more a series of cues, and it certainly got us thinking.