Gabriel Szatan

Actually really, really nice

Review: Shackleton

“Once it finally locks into a convulsing, serpentine rhythm, Shackleton begins layering stranger noises still: Transylvanian hammer horror riffage, clattering hooks, no-wave synth stabs. For someone who has admitted to … Continue reading

February 12, 2014

Feature: All Tomorrow’s Parties – End of an Era

“As ATP’s pool of acts to cajole into reforming shrank, so too did corporate festivals begin pinching the very acts that had bought it market leadership. Case in point: when … Continue reading

January 7, 2014

On Site: Outlook / Dimensions Festival

One huge umbrella to gather up everything from a fortnight’s work out in Croatia. A hefty amount of filmed interviews – screencaps for the as-yet-unpublished material – plus two pieces … Continue reading

November 17, 2013

Review: Giorgio Moroder & Omar Souleyman + SOPHIE

“Kicks dropped on the off-beat, filters were egregiously slathered across the mix and we were able to sing Toca’s Miracle over the music on at least four occasions; at one … Continue reading

November 15, 2013

Blog: Dimensions Festival, Pt.3

“Perhaps the special nature of the twin fests is reflected by the staggering volume of artists not merely treating it as a stop-off in the calendar, but opting instead to … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

Blog: Dimensions Festival, Pt.2

“I’d say it fit like a glove but that’s far too cutesy an expression for the peak time acid bombs raining down on the heaving crowd. Less al-Assad than al-absurd … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Blog: Dimensions Festival, Pt.1

“It’s a strange sort of inverted populism, where jams become gems and the unfamiliar captures attention spans, instead of sending people to the bar. Without wanting to get too corny, … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · 1 Comment