Ross Cullen

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REVIEW Helado Negro – Private Energy

By 24 November, 2016

The fifth album from Roberto Carlos Lange (Helado Negro) is a high-quality offering. Private Energy is well-written and varied, blending different music genres, different languages and different production styles. It begins mystically and smoothly, with the scarce and... Read Article

REVIEW Edwin Sanz – Overflow

By 27 September, 2016

It starts in a madcap whirl of old-school R&B and London gospel, intertwined with spiralling Latin brass and percussion. And by the time it comes to an end, nine songs later, the new album from Venezuelan artist Edwin... Read Article

REVIEW Quixosis – De Fiúcher

By 23 June, 2016

Pulsing, crackling, floating – the sounds and vibes on the latest offering from Ecuadorian producer Quixosis are varied, complex and hard to define. The 12 tracks seem better classified as thoughts and conversations that blur the lines of Andean minimal,... Read Article

REVIEW México Bárbaro

By 07 October, 2015

Mexico is a country of rich and strange folklore packed with terrible legends of the supernatural and the fanciful; syncretic traditions that mix a horror from an older age with the fervour of the present day. Sounds and... Read Article

REVIEW Cartel Land

By 07 September, 2015

Opening in a menacing jungle darkness, hissing acid and eyes among the trees, hooded men cook methamphetamine. The scrubland chemicals fizz as they chew over their occupation: “we know what we do causes harm in the United States”.... Read Article