Settle for a draw

It’s raining outside, I’m on the subway. The year is 2016, it doesn’t look like it. But then again, what does a year look like? Doesn’t matter, I’m listless to time. Drowsy and toneless. Frustrated, I guess, but it’s probably because of the time. It’s about 7:43 p.m. and the twilight lasts to end. I’m […]

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When psychedelia takes hold

There’s been a recent interest and resurgence in blues and psychedelic rock since the turn of the century through several revivalist acts that’re bringing that aspect back into modern rock music. Some of them come from unlikely places: Sonic Flower is a spin-off group of Church of Misery, a well-known Japanese doom metal band, where […]

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There’s a mean bone in my body…

The 90s saw a very big influx of great rock albums released, and is known as many as the golden age of alternative rock. Some of the names were very well-known and are  still household names in the scene, while other names went by largely unnoticed, including my favourite. Among these were Built to Spill, the […]

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INTERVIEW: Michalis Kontaxakis

Hello dear Zavodovskians! The Monks have been sailing the musical seas for quite a while now. Album reviews have been our main focus, but to reach those who really live music is something we ought to achieve. Hence, Monk Berkemeier went out the Island to meet, even if virtually, Michalis Kontaxakis, one of the best […]

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Let’s get lost…

Chano, Chatham’s own, Chancelor Bennett, Chance The Rapper are all the names of the Chicago-originated independent rapper, who was propelled to notoriety following the release of his second mixtape, Acid Rap. But what’s so cool about this mixtape? It’s filled with mentions to Chance’s affinity to acid and weed, for starters. But what jumps out […]

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Krummes Holz gibt auch gerades Feuer

Sibylle Baier is a mysterious figure – the German once-singer-songwriter-actress had a boom in popularity in 2006 after the reel-to-reel tape recordings she had made in the beginning of the 70s were released as Colour Green through Orange Twin, a label to which J Mascis, of Dinosaur Jr fame, passed them along after having received […]

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Omega to my Alpha

This is the second part of a two part album review. Click here for the first part. As previously mentioned, Maryland based Prog-Metal band Periphery are back with their new double concept album Juggernaut: Alpha/Juggernaut: Omega. Drummer Matt Halpern – who explained the concept  – mentioned that Juggernaut: Omega, contrary to it’s counterpart Alpha, would […]

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