Tag Archive: 2015

Van Gogh, Distortion, and their Dance Rock Origins: ‘What Went Down’ – Foals (Review)

The second single, Mountain at My Gates, opens itself with its primary guitar hook and central riff. As the song progresses the lyrics preach ‘I see a Mountain at my Gates; I see it more and more each day’, mirrored by the mountainous distortion and guitar at the end.. The soundscape places Philippakis’ vocals behind the instrumentation and bellowing over it, and brings the droning guitar riffs at the forefront.

Proving that their venture into a newer sound is not a loss for the same quality of music, Birch Tree is very much a track that could be placed in the middle of ‘Total Life Forever’. Full of hooks and high-toned, distortionless guitar that uses few chords and more picking, much like the aforementioned album. It also makes effective use of an echoing vocal style, plenty of groove in the bassline that is reminiscent of the band’s initial dance rock influence, and a subtle synthesizer.

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) – Review

You have to hand it to Joss Whedon for is his visionary style of direction and writing. He’s been notorious for having quite the imagination for a while, but if both The Avengers and its sequel Age of Ultron are…
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Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 speculative comparison

Today in Smartphone land, the Mobile World Conference 2015 happened, and some announcements were made about some of the Flagship android phones that will be released this year. Samsung made some controversial decisions about their very popular next iteration of…
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