Opening 23yr old Laser Discs

My stepdad kindly gave me his modest collection of Laser Discs, an old obsolete home video format that began in 1978 and persisted for about 42 years. The format ended up being overshadowed by the much more affordable VHS and later in 1996 the highly innovative Digital Video Disc or DVD as it is more commonly known.

[REVIEW] | “Eternal Voyage” – Midas |

After months of anticipation, one of my favorite bands has released a new album. Midas are a symphonic rock band based in Japan who started their career in 1992 with their debut album “Beyond the Clear Air” released in 1988. Their first album is something i have talked about in an embarrassing video review onContinue reading “[REVIEW] | “Eternal Voyage” – Midas |”

[REVIEW] “Ummagumma” ~ Pink Floyd

I’m gonna start by saying this album (studio portion) is not good, however i feel i need to look at it critically and open mindedly. Dunno why i found myself listening to this but i did and i have 30 minutes till work so here is a brief review of the album. Please note thatContinue reading “[REVIEW] “Ummagumma” ~ Pink Floyd”

[REVIEW] “Fortress of my Dark Self” ~ Ocean of Grief

A few days ago i received an email from a guy in Greece. He was the guitarist for a melodic doom metal band based in Athens and asked me to do a review of their new EP Fortress of my dark self, here is that review… Ocean of Grief are a melodic doom metal bandsContinue reading “[REVIEW] “Fortress of my Dark Self” ~ Ocean of Grief”

An Analysis of “Jean Michel Jarre: Oxygene Live in your Living Room” (College 2013 – 2015)

Watch the full performance here.     What Equipment do they use? As Jean Michel Jarre started off in the late 60’s and early 70’s he uses primarily analogue synthesizers of various types including modular, polyphonic and monophonic. Using analog in place of the modern digital synthesizers keeps to the original sound and tone ofContinue reading “An Analysis of “Jean Michel Jarre: Oxygene Live in your Living Room” (College 2013 – 2015)”

Bar 42 Metal night 15 December 2015 (college)

With Tuesday nights gig gone, here is a reflective post… Well the music was good but we didn’t make back the £80 that was used to pay headliners Hole in the Sky and main support Enslavement, this however is not too bad as the college has a policy of if we don’t make back nearContinue reading “Bar 42 Metal night 15 December 2015 (college)”

Comparing Critical Perspectives on Pink Floyd’s The Endless River (college)

Released in November last year, the final Pink Floyd album had been sitting around for about 20 years before David Gilmour and Nick Mason decided to released these old sketches to the public. Here are some different critical perspectives from various news papers and blogs on the album. First some positive reviews: “A good wayContinue reading “Comparing Critical Perspectives on Pink Floyd’s The Endless River (college)”

Comparing Two Events (college)

Below are comparisons of two contrasting festivals: Download Download Festival is a rock and metal music held in Donington Park.  The event has an age restriction of 17+ (children 16 and under can attend accompanied by an adult of 18+, Children under 5 are not permitted). The events team has a contact email for anyContinue reading “Comparing Two Events (college)”

Noobs on the NSR – a Radio Show Review by Alex Peter Josephson (college)

Listen to the show here. As I tuned into NSR just the other day a mix came on by four of the college’s students. The show begins with no opening but with a short introduction to their first song ’18 and Life’ by Skidrow, a song about a young man being imprisoned for murder. StartingContinue reading “Noobs on the NSR – a Radio Show Review by Alex Peter Josephson (college)”