Anthony Phillips – “Field Day” (2018 reissue)

In this age of mega box set re-releases of well-loved albums – the Beatles’ White Album and Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks being two recent examples – sometimes its nice to rediscover (or discover for the first time) a more under-the-radar re-release. Anthony Phillips’ Field Day is one such. It’s really under the radar…I…

Wild Nothing: “Reichpop”

From Wild Nothing’s Life of Pause, released earlier this year, comes “Reichpop”, the lead track.  It’s a soundworld enveloped in melodic washes of synthesizer, marimba, drums and guitar.  With “reich” a German word meaning realm or empire, the title points us towards a pop realm which contains echoes of the past, while still sounding futuristic…