EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY – Starburst Magazine

EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY - Starburst Magazine

EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY - Starburst Magazine

BBC’s groundbreaking 2007 documentary, Earth, saw the world in macro, looking at the world as the film moves from North to the South Pole over the course of one year. It also took a view of three species – polar bear, bush elephant, and humpback whale — to bring the focus a little closer in focus. Its & Continued

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Vinyl Review: Gentle Giant — Three Piece Suite

Vinyl Review: Gentle Giant -- Three Piece Suite

Vinyl Review: Gentle Giant — Three Piece Suite

The new release from Alucard is an introduction to the English progressive rock band, Gentle Giant. Titled Three Piece Suite, the double LP is culled from the group’s first three releases: their self-titled debut from 1970, 1971’s Acquiring the Taste, and Three Friends from 1972, along with a track which predates the band’s debut.

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/11/10/vinyl-review-gentle-giant-three-piece-suite/

Vinyl Review: Various Artists — Jesus Rocked the Jukebox

Vinyl Review: Various Artists -- Jesus Rocked the Jukebox

Vinyl Review: Various Artists — Jesus Rocked the Jukebox

In the press release which accompanied the arrival of Craft Recordings’ new compilation, Jesus Rocked the Jukebox, the label makes the point that the 40 tracks on the three vinyl records represent “the roots of American popular music,” just as much as they honor “esteemed gospel groups.” Those are phrases, which — to non-music nerds — might get folks nervous.

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/12/06/vinyl-review-various-artists-jesus-rocked-the-jukebox/

THE HEARSE SONG / FUNGI FROM YOGGOTH / THE YELLOW SIGN / THE PICTURE IN THE HOUSE – Starburst Magazine

THE HEARSE SONG / FUNGI FROM YOGGOTH / THE YELLOW SIGN / THE PICTURE IN THE HOUSE - Starburst Magazine

THE HEARSE SONG / FUNGI FROM YOGGOTH / THE YELLOW SIGN / THE PICTURE IN THE HOUSE - Starburst Magazine

Cadabra Records is the latest to honor the legacy of scary stories told aloud. Be it records like Alfred Hitchcock’s Ghost Stories for Young People, Edgar Allen Poe being read by Basil Rathbone, or the George S. Irving adaptation of Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, there always seemed to be a & Continued

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JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS (2001) – Starburst Magazine

JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS (2001) - Starburst Magazine

JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS (2001) - Starburst Magazine

When Josie & the Pussycats was originally released in 2001, it came just a year after the end of the Sabrina the Teenage Witch series on the American ABC network. One would’ve thought that another modern update of an Archie Comics title would’ve been hot on its heels, but the poor box office performance of & Continued

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THE ADVENTURES OF BAYOU BILLY (1988) – Starburst Magazine

THE ADVENTURES OF BAYOU BILLY (1988) - Starburst Magazine

THE ADVENTURES OF BAYOU BILLY (1988) - Starburst Magazine

Leave it to Brooklyn’s Ship to Shore Phonograph Co. to find the a way to release a 7-inch of the most insanely catchy and intensely-paced chiptune music they could find. The Adventures of Bayou Billy might not be the most well-known of the titles released on the Famicom and NES during the late ‘80s, but & Continued

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Vinyl Review: The Notorious B.I.G. – Ready to Die

Vinyl Review: The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die

Vinyl Review: The Notorious B.I.G. — Ready to Die

“Your Discman may be obsolete these days, but a near quarter century later, Biggie’s first-person storytelling, boundless lyricism, smart sense of humor, and charming persona on Ready to Die are as relevant and affecting as ever.”

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/10/20/vinyl-review-the-notorious-b-i-g-ready-to-die/

Interview: Marc Sallis (Blank City Records)

Interview: Marc Sallis (Blank City Records)

Los Angeles label Blank City Records was formed this year by Marc Sallis, former bassist for the Duke Spirit, and Brandon Burkart, of The Saint James Society. The label specializes in releasing music to flexis made from vintage medical x-rays, à la Russian roentgenizdat bootlegs from the ’50s and ’60s. The Blank City x-ray flexis are playable on standard record players, with the label focusing primarily on developing and releasing music from L.A. artists. The label’s first release was The Saint James Society’s Covered In Blood EP, which sold out in less than 24 hours.

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/09/29/interview-marc-sallis-blank-city-records/

Vinyl Review: The Architects — Border Wars

Vinyl Review: The Architects — Border Wars

Combining two EPs into an LP is a risky proposition. Depending on how far apart in time they were recorded, and the attending differences in lyrical, musical, or thematic content, you could end up with a 12-inch which has two uncomfortably different sides. Even when packaged as one collection of two separate records, you can end up with something like Courtney Barnett’s The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, where the year and a half between the first disc, I’ve Got a Friend Called Emily Ferris, and the second, How to Carve a Carrot Into a Rose, show a distinct turn.Â

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/09/18/vinyl-review-the-architects-border-wars/

Review Roundup: Tidal Waves Music’s Link Wray reissues

Review Roundup: Tidal Waves Music’s Link Wray reissues

With Tidal Waves Music’s reissues of three early Link Wray releases — 1971’s Mordicai Jones, 1972’s Be What You Want To, and 1973’s Beans and Fatback — the label is opening up the iconic guitarist’s music beyond just the swampy instrumentals Wray recorded with the Ray Men in the ‘60s.

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/09/19/review-roundup-tidal-waves-musics-link-wray-reissues/