13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Vanillaware have been one of gaming’s most interesting and exciting developers for me ever since I dipped my toe into their worlds with Muramasa: The Demon Blade (a game I’ve previously written about). After that, I tried out Dragon’s Crown, and, although it’s a genre I don’t normally have an affinity for, I was ableContinue reading “13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim”

Song For Our Daughter

This has been a week of counting down all of Laura Marling’s songs in celebration of this year’s release of her seventh album, Songs For Our Daughter. To wrap things up with a nice little bow, let’s take a deeper dive into her latest effort. Marling’s latest album came as somewhat of a surprise, maybeContinue reading “Song For Our Daughter”

Set My Heart On Fire Immediately

On his debut album, Learning, Perfume Genius (real name Mike Hadreas) kicked things off with the ever cheery line ‘no one will answer your prayers’. Now, with his fifth: ‘half of my whole life is gone‘. He has a thing for dramatic starts. Compared with the bombast of No Shape‘s Otherside, Whole Life is aContinue reading “Set My Heart On Fire Immediately”

Notes On A Conditional Form – The 1975

It’s been a long time coming, but here, in May 2020, we finally have the conclusion to The 1975’s third ‘era’ – Music For Cars, which began with their third album, the momentous A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. This fourth album began its journey into our ears almost one year ago, with the releaseContinue reading “Notes On A Conditional Form – The 1975”