Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years of Ash - Music review

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Having successfully outlasted their self-described ‘guaranteed real teenagers’ tagline when they first burst in earshot in 1994, Ash release a Greatest Hits album, Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years Of Ash via BMG. The LP is available with a special lenticular sleeve both on vinyl and CD... [click here...]

 

Orangutwang - Toy review

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How much can you hang before he goes twaaang?! A fun, suspenseful and wild game! Take turns hanging fruit and jungle friends on the orangutan but watch out! At some point he'll be holding too much and he'll spring up and send the fruit and friends flying... you just never know when... [click here...]

 

Seven Worlds, One Planet - Soundtrack review

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Since 2013, Silva Screen Records has released six albums of soundtracks from BBC Earth’s David Attenborough narrated programmes. On The Living Planet, Dynasties, Frozen Planet and Africa to the Blue Planet and Planet Earth programmes, the featured composers are George Fenton, Benji Merrison, Will Slater, Sarah Class, BBC Radiophonic’s own Elisabeth Parker, and since Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II firmly established composers behind the BBC brand are Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer and Bleeding Fingers’s Jacob Shea... [click here...]

 

Paul Mills (composer) - Overcomer - Interview

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Multi-award winning composer and producer Paul Mills has been creating music for over three decades. Among his feature film scores are the critically acclaimed Woodlawn and War Room, for which he won an ASCAP Screen Music Award in 2016. Early in his career, Mills was involved with producing and recording artists, crafting a staggering 40 #1 singles. He produced and co-created the album/concert series, The Young Messiah, an annual Christmas tour boasting a variety of talented artists. Through his work as a producer, he was led to filmmakers The Erwin Brothers where he produced music for the Roadside Attractions hit music biopic I Can Only Imagine starring Dennis Quaid. Some of Paul’s other film credits include Against the Sun, Kill the Man and Still Breathing. Darren Rea caught up with Mills as Reunion Records released his score for Overcomer... [click here...]

 

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - Movie review

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Well it had to happen eventually, they've finally made a Star Wars film I didn't love and I'm as shocked as anyone. Don't get me wrong I didn't hate it, my love of all things Star Wars is as high as Anakin's Midichlorian count, but I can't recall a time when I've left a cinema feeling like so many opportunities were missed, or wilfully bypassed, as I did at 3am-ish this morning... [click here...]

 

5 Second Rule Jr. - Toy review

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The best-selling, award-winning game 5 Second Rule has been relaunched with new content and packaging for 2019. There's lots of fun to be had. It should be easy to name three things you find down the back of your sofa; but can you do it under the pressure of five seconds twisting away? Time is not on your side, so just say whatever comes to mind and risk ridiculous answers slipping out! It’s all in good fun with this fast-paced family board game... [click here...]

 

Ultra Dash - Toy review

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Move fast when the colours flash! Set out the targets to design your course, press the button on the tagger to choose your game, and then race to match the colour of the flashes with the targets! There are 3 Game modes: Beat the Clock, Target Tally and Relay Race – it’s a different game each time you play...! [click here...]

 

The Irishman - Movie review

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The significance of The Irishman will influence all film and exhibition forever. The movie draws on the best tech most prominent in several genres, but transcends comic book plots with a dose of meaningful classicism which, in truth, is no stranger to the greatest of super hero movies. It looks squarely at the struggle between good and evil and leaves viewers to contemplate their own answers for the attractiveness of evil and the perceived weakness of good, indeed asking what is good...? [click here...]

 

Stuart Hancock: Raptures - Classical Music

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While composer Stuart Hancock has long been associated with writing concert music, Raptures represents his first album of original classical compositions. Released via Orchid Music Limited, Raptures represents 9 pieces (1 hr, 18 sec)... [click here...]

 

 

The Deathtrip: Demon Solar Totem - Music

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Svart Records releases Deathtrip’s Demon 'Solar Totem', the follow-up to their debut album, 2014’s 'Deep Drone Master'. Deathtrip is a Black Metal band consisting of Kvohst on vocals (and lyrics), Host on guitar, Storm on drums, and Thomas Eriksen on bass. They have a theme of primeval possession and open portals to other dimensions, old-English occultism, sacred sound formulae, otherworld eeriness and spectral realms... [click here...]