Music

Doldrums – Lesser Evil, and Live at De Nieuwe Anita, Amsterdam

Doldrums – Lesser Evil, and Live at De Nieuwe Anita, Amsterdam

Subbacultcha! is, in its own words, an ‘independent, multidisciplinary cultural platform’ based in Amsterdam. It produces a monthly magazine with a focus on experimental and emerging music; and arranges a diverse and regular programme of concerts, film showings and art exhibitions throughout the Netherlands and Belgium. Hosting concerts in a variety of venues across Amsterdam, including Trouw, OT301, and Sugar…

‘Madame George’ and Guerlain’s Shalimar: A Portal to Perfumery

Asked and obliged to be concise, I would name Astral Weeks by Van Morrison as my favourite album, and ‘Madame George’ from Astral Weeks as my favourite song. This article isn’t intended as an extensive exploration of the album’s music or themes; it doesn’t recount my listening experiences of the song as a form of personal history; and nor does…

Heteroglossia in the Music of Ariel Pink

I sometimes think that popular music criticism – taking popular music very broadly as a whole, and the criticism of popular music as something distinct from the criticism of classical music (a distinction which generally holds strong, in spite of a number of crossover artists or artists whose music draws from and fits alongside classical composers and compositions) – lacks…