I decided to change the topic of this week’s Monday Sounds last minute not to mark the passing away of Prince, but rather to celebrate his life. Celebrators of life don’t come around so often nowadays. Prince was unquestionably one. From a very young age he seemed to have realised the gift of feeling and let his flow freely.
“Atomic,” Mogwai’s latest studio album, portrays the dawn of the atomic age with Hiroshima’s bombings in 1945, and the dawning horror that resulted from the realisation of the devastating effects that killed hundreds of thousands.
An audience accustomed to seeing the British rocker reinvent herself aesthetically in every domain once a new record is out, will be surprised — perhaps disappointed — with the outcome of PJ Harvey's “The Hope Six Demolition Project”.