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Long Live the 90s

Not everyone from my generation remembers the 80s too well, but all of us do remember the 90s: we witnessed it first-hand, from the Cobain flannel shirts to the everything-denim look, from the strange Doc Martens revival, to Angela Chase’s quite terrifying jumpers as well as her odd obsession with Violent Femmes. Quite frankly said, […]

Buffalo’s real Wilderness

I seem to find it most difficult to write about an album when I like it very much, as if no paragraph could equal the emotions triggered by certain sounds. In a desperate attempt to do it right and make sense, phrases are rewritten, influences are infinitely googled, my music library is assaulted in a […]

Don’t you cherish me to sleep

Where he succeeded once in impressing swarms of cynics and romantics alike, Justin Vernon succeeds again with Bon Iver‘s self-titled sophomore album, fundamentally different from the first in orchestration and concept, though retaining a similar mood.  For Emma, Forever Ago was created in a specific location and under circumstances which – thankfully for Mr. Vernon […]

On keys to open secret doors, and other teenagerhood nonsense

I clearly remember downing a plastic bottle full of gin and tonic in the bitter cold of Austria’s winter. Feet in the snow, dirty jeans, more probably than not a band t-shirt, an overcast sky. We giggled, faces hidden by the water vapour coming out of our mouths. My hands felt raw and numb. Our […]