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Review: Sebastien Tellier – Domesticated Rating 81%

Review: Sebastien Tellier – Domesticated

Parisian electronic-pop genius Sébastien Tellier will forever be known for that majestic La Ritournelle, which was included in NME’s list of the Best Tracks of the Past 15 Year, having been sampled by The Weeknd, and collaborating with everyone to Jean-Michel Jarre to Daft Punk, Sofia Coppola and Karl Lagerfield. This Summer he is back with new music, his sixth album Domesticated suggests a move towards a more settled sound, a more settled way of living, but expect the unexpected as you delve into this short 8-track delight.

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Fair Mothers: I’ve enjoyed hearing it screeching quietly out the radio

Of all the formative experiences Stonehaven-based musician Fair Mothers, AKA Kevin Allan, had while growing up, reading The Stranger stands out. “It was Camus that did for me,” he says. “After I finished that book and experiencing insomnia and hallucinations, I reached this total clarity where I knew that I was a separate entity from my body and this immediately blew quite a few fuses in me. I disappeared…and when I came back I knew that everything was connected, was really one thing, but at the same time was nothing and didn’t really exist separate from me. I didn’t know how this could be, or what I was, and above all, how could a boy from Fife possibly have this Zen experience?” With a new single and album out, Kevin spoke with The Fountain about the music in more detail.

Books

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Review: Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy Rating 67%

Review: Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy

A novel that made it onto the Man Booker longlist in 2015, Sleeping on Jupiter was much anticipated, for this acclaim alone. Gripping at points we are held from the beginning but there are lulling moments too, where it seems like little is happening, and this is where it lets itself down.

Music

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Review: Sebastien Tellier – Domesticated Rating 81%

Review: Sebastien Tellier – Domesticated

Parisian electronic-pop genius Sébastien Tellier will forever be known for that majestic La Ritournelle, which was included in NME’s list of the Best Tracks of the Past 15 Year, having been sampled by The Weeknd, and collaborating with everyone to Jean-Michel Jarre to Daft Punk, Sofia Coppola and Karl Lagerfield. This Summer he is back with new music, his sixth album Domesticated suggests a move towards a more settled sound, a more settled way of living, but expect the unexpected as you delve into this short 8-track delight.

Film

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Review: The Grump Rating 84%

Review: The Grump

The good old days, when a man and wife had clearly defined roles and all you needed to be happy was an Escort. That’s where The Grump lives, when men were men and the idea of duty was something someone took up rather than questioned. It was the responsibility of his generation to repopulate and rebuild the country after World War II, he says.

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