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Music Review: Thinning the Herd CD: Freedom from the Known

Music Review: Thinning the Herd

CD: Freedom from the Known

Label: Saint Marks Records

Available: May 9th, 2013

by: TJ Fowler

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It’s a bit hard for me to classify Thinning the Herd.  They have a Black Sabbath old school fuzzy sound while the vocals sound a bit on the punk side but also of something else I can put my finger on.  As a result I find we have an interesting and nice mix of different musical elements that result in an enjoyable listening experience. Continue reading Music Review: Thinning the Herd CD: Freedom from the Known

Music Review: Shinin’ Shade CD: Sat-Urn

Music Review: Shinin’ Shade

CD: Sat-Urn

Label: Moonlight Records

Available: Now

                I have been listening to a lot of bands here recently that seem to be tapping into their inner hippie who are going for a sound and style of the bands from the 60’s with the oversaturated/distorted guitars, low droning bass sounds, female vocals that sing in a stream of consciousness type of way, etc.  While I have been pleasantly surprised by the majority of what I have listened to, especially since I have never cared for music much from that time period, I have to say Shinin’ Shade’s ‘Sat-Urn’ left me a little underwhelmed. Continue reading Music Review: Shinin’ Shade CD: Sat-Urn

Ben Wheatley’s ‘A Field in England’ Confirmed As Horror

a field in england Ben Wheatleys A Field in England Confirmed As Horror

VIA: Bloody Disgusting

Picturehouse Entertainment, Film4 and 4DVD have struck a three-film UK distribution deal comprising Ben Wheatley’s anticipated Film4.0 English civil war horror A Field in England, reports Screen Daily. What’s nice about the announcement is that is confirms that the film, from the director of Kill List and Sightseers, is actually horror.

Wheatley’s psychedelic English civil war film, about a group of deserters who fall prey to terrifying energies trapped inside a field, is co-written with regular collaborator Amy Jump, and stars Michael Smiley, Reece Shearsmith and Julian Barratt. Producers are Claire Jones and Andy Starke of Rook Films, with Anna Higgs as executive producer for Film4.

The film follows a small group of deserters fleeing from a raging battle through an overgrown field. As they are captured by O’Neil, an alchemist, they are forced to aid him in his search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field.

Crossing a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descend into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia, and, as it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, they slowly become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field.