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Ruth: Polaroïd/Roman/Photo
16/11/2010

The album only sold around 50 copies on its release in 1985, but revival of interest in the 80s Cold Wave, or Minimal Wave, scene has seen it get the 'Anniversary Deluxe' reissue treatment on UK label Angular Records. David McKenna looks at what we've been missing. read more...

Les Marquises: Lost Lost Lost
27/10/2010

From Lyon-based producer and songwriter Jean-Sébastien Nouveau comes an album that hovers impressively in the interzone between folk and post-rock. David McKenna explores its layered, evocative sound while trying not to overdo the sea-related metaphors. read more...

Guess What: Yuri Gagarin
14/10/2010

Kieron Tyler enjoys some retro-futurist tall tales about 'History's Greatest Spaceman' from the instrumental duo. read more...

Nlf3: Beautiful Is the Way to the World Beyond
12/10/2010

The fantastic fifth album from the Parisian trio puts them somewhere between the Fourth World trance-dance of Gang Gang Dance and post-motorik period Stereolab, says David McKenna. read more...

Zazie: 14/49
06/10/2010

Kieron Tyler wades through the high-concept swamp of the popular singer-songwriter's seventh studio album. read more...

Yann Tiersen: Dust Lane
04/10/2010

The Breton maetro's seventh studio is both lush and chaotic. Cat Conway admires the view. read more...

Kyrie Kristmanson: Origin of Stars
24/09/2010

Kieron Tyler heralds the wistful, spooky brilliance of a highly distinctive new voice from Canada. read more...

Le Prince Miiaou: Safety First
07/09/2010

Over a year after Rockfort first interviewed her at Les Francofolies, Maud-Élisa Mandeau's album has finally got proper distribution. Kieron Tyler enters her hermetic, emotive musical world. read more...

Frank (Just Frank): The Brutal Wave; Axel and the Farmers
30/08/2010

Cat Conway finds the spirit of the late John Hughes In both the anthemic, dreamy pop of Axel and the Farmers and Frank (Just Frank)'s Cold Wave-influenced tunes. read more...

Jamaica: No Problem; 1973: Bye Bye Cellphone
26/08/2010

Kieron Tyler compares and contrasts albums from two groups that are a little too eager to follow in the footsteps of Grammy winners Justice and Phoenix. read more...