Alex Grenfell


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Music, Venue

Dark and disturbing songs: I Have A Special Plan For This World by Current 93

The word “disturbing” gets thrown around a lot to describe any slightly unnerving music, but Current 93’s experimental “I Have A Special Plan For This World” embodies the word. This genuinely frightening piece is a twenty-minute surrealist nightmare, wherein a disembodied narrator describes his ambiguous “special plan” to ambient drone music, interrupted by a series…

TV

A Rewatch of… The Midnight Gospel (2020)

When you rewatch something, that overall experience can never be the same again – the mental circumstances occurring as you watch will always be different. This was my mindset going into my latest rewatch of ‘The Midnight Gospel’ (2020), a show I’ve now seen three times. ‘The Midnight Gospel’ is an adaption of sorts of…

Arts, Venue

Guilty pleasures

Darkly Dreaming Dexter Everyone has watched the TV show, and basically everyone was disappointed by the ending, but I feel as if the book avoids that criticism. Well, the first one does, anyway. While it is unnecessarily edgy at times, the portrayal of Dexter here is far more playful and sarcastic than in the adaptation,…

Music

Best Film Soundtracks

Alex Grenfell Nothing quite captures the mechanical bleakness of cyberpunk like Hans Zimmer’s masterful score for Blade Runner 2049. Zimmer reimagines Vangelis’s original score, including the infamous Tears in the Rain, using a 1980’s Yamaha CS-80 synthesizer for additional authenticity, while adding the same electronically-orchestral feel he became known for with Arrival and Inception. Every…

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