Dissatisfied Art in Post-Slavery Bristol

Posted Posted in Music Writing, Writings

On 09 March 2015, the ‘Down with Rhodes’ movement began in the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Its aim? To tear down a statue commemorating Cecil Rhodes – a British politician, colonialist and diamond magnate who believed that Anglo-Saxons were inherently superior to those of different colour. The statue was torn down a month later, […]

The Importance of Ambience

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The start of 2017 saw the release of a new Brian Eno ambient project entitled Reflection. It’s a sparse, minimalist soundscape which sprawls out over 54 minutes, reminiscent of his 1985 work Thursday Afternoon. This seems like an opportunity to discuss the role which ambient music can play in developing an effective method of stress […]

Reflections on Tarantino’s Retirement

Posted Posted in Film, Uncategorized, Writings

Over the course of his career, Quentin Tarantino has more than left his mark. His eight feature films spanning twenty-four years have left a trail of blood, profanity and style as far as the eye can see, permanently changing the landscape of modern cinema. With the recent announcement of his retirement, here’s a look back […]