Stream Laura Groves’ straight-talking EP | Dazed. Stream Laura Groves’ straight-talking EP The London-based songwriter returns with a collection of glimmering 70s-influenced pop songs
The new album from the Unthanks takes them further along the folk/jazz/ambient route they are ascending with increasing confidence on each album. Lots of reviews have pointed out a Gil Evans influence to the longer jazz inflected tracks, though a more contemporary influence would be both the works of Robert Wyatt and the Cinematic Orchestra. … More The Unthanks – Mount the Air
My latest contribution to the Toppermost music website is all about Suede. Here’s an extract. It’s the 1993 Brit Awards and here we have some of the winners … Best British Female – Annie Lennox Best British Male – Mick Hucknall Best British Group – Simply Red Best British Newcomer – Tasmin Archer … More Suede – Toppermost
The Architects by Stefan Heym This posthumously published novel is set in an unnamed East German city in 1956, before and after Kruschovs secret speech denouncing Stalin. His speech has devastating consequences for the novels main characters. Arnold Sundstrom, a successful architect has looked after then wed the young daughter of a friend who “disappeared” … More February books: The Architects by Stefan Heym
A post I did recently for the Toppermost music site The Clientele – Toppermost.
Call to save 20th century public art after Paolozzi mosaic is removed via Call to save 20th century public art after Paolozzi mosaic is removed | Art and design | The Guardian.
Originally posted on Bilberry and Birch:
seed pods in the snow “Winter kept us warm, covering Earth in forgetful snow, feeding A little life with dried tubers.” from The Wasteland (I. The Burial of the Dead) by T. S. Eliot