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Review: Adam Stafford – Trophic Asynchrony Rating 93%

Review: Adam Stafford – Trophic Asynchrony

Scottish multidisciplinary artist Adam Stafford returns with new LP Trophic Asynchrony, a sensitive and poignant exploration of our relationship with nature at a time of a global crisis. Written and recorded during lockdown, the predominantly instrumental album takes its title from the cascade of non-seasonal events due to climate change; of swallows returning in winter, of blizzards in summertime and daffodils at Christmas, all of which we seemingly present with.

Features

The Pocket Gods: It’s been really positive with lots of indie airplay and even some Twitter love from actor Robert Carlyle

Cult St Albans band, The Pocket Gods, have released their ultimate summer indie anthem, Sunny Day. Written about surviving a very hot Summer living in the city where "the grass has turned to dust", the pairing of Noel Storey and Mark Christopher Lee deliver a quirky, catchy and universally relatable new cut. With this new release Noel and Mark spoke with The Fountain about the reception to the track as well as the venues they look forward to playing again soon.

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Review: Fifty Sounds by Polly Barton Rating 72%

Review: Fifty Sounds by Polly Barton

Polly Barton, so widely known for being a translator (the recent There's No Such Thing As An Easy Job and Spring Garden come to mind) has a clear connection to Japan as is hinted with this essay book published by Fitzcarraldo Editions. Fifty Sounds is a title that treats each Japanese sound as a chapter marrying it up to real lived experiences as well as illustrative examples, highlighting nuances and quirks in Japanese culture and language that is certainly new information for me.

Music

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The Pocket Gods: It’s been really positive with lots of indie airplay and even some Twitter love from actor Robert Carlyle

Cult St Albans band, The Pocket Gods, have released their ultimate summer indie anthem, Sunny Day. Written about surviving a very hot Summer living in the city where "the grass has turned to dust", the pairing of Noel Storey and Mark Christopher Lee deliver a quirky, catchy and universally relatable new cut. With this new release Noel and Mark spoke with The Fountain about the reception to the track as well as the venues they look forward to playing again soon.

Film

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Review: Deerskin Rating 71%

Review: Deerskin

Deerskin or Le Daim, the new film from director of Rubber, Quentin Dupieux, is a black comedy that veers less towards the absurd than Rubber, though it didn't take me long to realise this was made by the same filmmaker; there are correlations in the outrageousness. Starring Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) as a recent divorcee in the midst of a mid-life identity crisis, this new feature from Dupieux has moments of real sad darkness and character relapse, before it heads straight into the outright madness.

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