So basically this album is every bit as harrowing and melancholy as you would expect it to be. As the tremendous singer-songwriter-storyteller that he is, Nick Cave on his new album Skeleton Tree uses his plethora of sonic tools to paint a sorrowful picture with deep running concerns in loss and grief.
Having tragically lost his son little over a year ago, with only part of this album in creation at the time, this album displays the shattering effect and resonations such an event has had. One need look no further than the song “I Need You”, in which the emotion in Cage’s voice is near palpable, and definitely heartrending.
Focusing more on the instrumentation, everything feels expansive and yet somewhat vacant. With synths eerily sound-scaping the terrain onto which Cave often seems to simply wander atop, with delicate and often surreal worlds being wounded into its surface.
With death being so constantly close in Nick Cave’s discography, its rare to find it so ever-present without it being used as a dramatic or metaphoric device so often employed in his stories.
An experience not to be delved into lightly, and with this incredible new album, this year is shaping up to be one in which flirtations with death are abandoned for sheer confrontation.
2017 was an incredible year for horror.
The Post is a brisk, empathetic tour of old-school, "get your hands dirty" journalism.
The film's cast and screenplay are strong enough to hold the audience’s attention and focus on what is essentially a shaggy dog story, without the need for added fuss or glamour.
Falls Downtown had something for everyone. A line-up with depth, an aesthetic location, plenty of glitter and food and much more was all readily available. Check out our comprehensive review and photo gallery here!
The crowd was great and the solidarity between artists made for a great night that was more than just artists performing. It was ambient, it was enjoyable, and quite truthfully, it was one of the best ways to kick off our 2018.
The Fruity Whites - full of rising stars of the alt/pop/folk type - is a transient jangle band with members spread across the country. Fortunately for us, they’ve managed to get together for BYO’Connor - a collection of 10 tracks with lyrics that live up to the genius wordplay of its title.
In our first Science Nation article, we explore the science of how computer and phone screens affect our brains and change the way we sleep.
Thank you, Origin NYE, for a wonderful end to 2017.
Rage is the engine which drives Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri's narrative
In this episode of the Spoiler Nation podcast, we attempt to make sense of the divisive reaction to Star Wars: The Last Jedi.