Greatest Themes from the Spaghetti Westerns

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Silva Screen Records release a digital album of music from the films of legendary directors Quentin Tarantino and Sergio Leone. The timeless Spaghetti Westerns soundtracks by Ennio Morricone, Luis Bacalov, and Riz Ortolani depict the iconic landscape of music, sounds and themes that defined an era. Each piece has been lovingly recrafted by London Music Works, who remain as faithful to the originals as possible... [click here...]

 

Through Time and Place - Music Review

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Through Time and Place is an ambitious cross-section of James Lentini's extensive catalogue. The award-winning guitarist and composer gives us a collection of previously unreleased recordings made over the course of his long career. Almost all of them are commissioned works or competition winners... [click here...]

 

Ani Glass: Mirores - Music review

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Ani Glass's debut album Mirores is released via Recordiau Neb. The follow up to her debut EP Ffrwydrad Tawel, Mirores is the culmination of over four years developing her own sound and identity. With its tapestry of electronic sounds, elliptical melodies and samples threaded into a song cycle, the LP is based around the idea of movement and progress - one which takes us on a journey around her hometown of Cardiff... [click here...]

 

Fire in the Radio: Monuments - Music review

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Monuments is the third studio album from Philadelphia’s Fire in the Radio. From the first note of the LP’s opener, 'Let’s Get To The Start,' to the haunting outro of the closing track, 'Save Me.' the band incorporates elements of new wave, grunge, and shoegaze drone into their unique brand of indie-punk. Along the way, they give nods to influences as diverse as R.E.M., The Cure, Archers of Loaf, Bob Mould, Jawbreaker, and The Hot Snakes, while crafting a record that is unapologetically grounded in punk rock and uniquely their own... [click here...]

 

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...]