Marvin Gaye: 1961-1965 (Vinyl Collection)

CoverUniversal Music Enterprises and Motown Records release the seven-vinyl-album box set, Marvin Gaye 1961-1965, featuring the first seven albums of Marvin Gaye's career, including the stereo mixes of his 1961 debut, The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye, That Stubborn Kinda Fellow (1963) and When I’m Alone I Cry (1964), for the first time ever in the LP format. The collection also includes Hello Broadway... This Is Marvin (1964); Together, his 1964 album of duets with Mary Wells; How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You (1965), and A Tribute to the Great NatKingCole (1965). The release is the first of three planned vinyl box sets which will encompass the breadth of Gaye’s career... [click here...]


Northern America: Modern Phenomena - Music

CoverLos Angeles based quartet Northern American release their debut album, Modern Phenomena, on Heist Or Hit Records. Nate Paul (guitar/vocals) and Shane Alch (keyboard) met in high school, immediately finding a kinship in their common love of music. The two moved to LA, joining forces with Augusto Vega (bass) and Bruno Calenda (drums), setting up a studio in Chinatown and writing and rehearsing almost daily ever since. While most artists have their own roles to play within their band, Northern American is a fully collaborative project with all band members contributing lyrics, melody and rhythm to the process... [click here...]


Love, Lies & Lyrics: The Words of Lesley Ross

CoverLove, Lies & Lyrics is a ‘limited edition’ 25-track CD, that covers over a dozen original British musicals. This wonderfully eclectic recording features the music of Mark Aspinall, Matthew Brind, John-Victor, James Williams, and Gounod, and stars 30 West End vocalists... [click here...]


Cris Velasco (composer) - Interview

CoverCris Velasco is a multiple award-winning composer of epic orchestral, dark experimental and modern hybrid music scores for video games, film and television. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Music Composition his first major release was composing for Sony’s blockbuster God of War. Velasco has become one of the most sought-after composers in interactive entertainment, scoring many major titles including Company of Heroes 2, Mass Effect 3, Borderlands 2, ZombiU, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, God of War 3, Tron: Evolution, Borderlands, God of War 2, Darksiders, Clive Barkers Jericho, and many more. Darren Rea spoke with him as his score for Assassin's Creed Unity: Dead Kings was released... [click here...]


Apocalypse Hitler - DVD review

CoverApocalypse Hitler is a two-part documentary that chronicles Hitler's life as a failed painter and far-right activist up to his election as Chancellor of Germany, leading to his relentless rise to power, culminating in the beginning of World War II... [click here...]


Fifty Shades of Erotica - DVD review

CoverFifty Shades of Erotica is a collection of fifty trailers from films with erotic content. Erotica, whether in the cinema or literature, has a long standing history of being a doorway into the industry for young, struggling talent as well as a legitimate from of cinema. Within this collection you will discover many well know actors, including Rutger Hauer, Gerard Depardieu, Catherine Deneurve as well as others you might recognise from television... [click here...]


Greenberg - DVD review

CoverConvalescing from his breakdown, forty-ish Roger Greenberg agrees to housesit his brother’s place, when they go on holiday. He arrives in LA with a firm conviction that he is actively going to do nothing, but a return to his home town and a meeting with his brother's maid forces Greenberg to re-evaluate his life choices... [click here...]


8:58: 8:58 - Music review

CoverDo you know what time it is? Have you got time? Is the time right, or is it out of joint? And how do you know if it’s time to change? Technology was supposed to free us from the tyranny of time - to emancipate us from the ticking clock, the blinking LCD. But it didn’t quite work out that way. The interconnected world means tighter schedules, endless rolling news, instant communication. What do you do when time renews its mastery...? [click here...]


St. Vincent - DVD review

CoverMaggie, a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year old son, Oliver. Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbour, Vincent, a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Together with a pregnant stripper named Daka, Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine - the race track, a strip club, and the local dive bar. Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart... [click here...]


Cameron Blake: Alone on the World Stage

CoverWriting about current events without coming off cliché, preachy or cynical is a tricky business. During the struggle for civil rights and the protests against Vietnam, the adaptability of the folk genre to political statement came about naturally as masses of young people organized protests and sang songs by the songwriters who voiced their discontent. This topical song movement died fifty years ago. Those who, in the sixties, took to the streets now inhabit the virtual world of social media, sending out their message by way of a photo, tweet or status change. The songwriter with something to say is now forced to outwit the restraints of political correctness and pop culture to be heard above the noise. Cameron Blake’s latest offering, Alone On The World Stage accepts the challenge and succeeds with empathy, intelligence and poetic power... [click here...]