An underappreciated album: Steven Wilson – Insurgentes (2008)

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When someone says “What do you think about Steven Wilson’s solo albums?”, you will probably hear conversations about the albums Hand.Cannot.Erase, Grace For Drowning, or The Raven That Refused To Sing… But, there’s also another solo album from sir Wilson, named Insurgentes. His first “sort of” solo album, that was released a year before Porcupine Tree’s last album The Incident, which is the year 2008. Continue reading

SexCake episode 2! No pants equals more fun!

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Second episode of SexCake! DJ Mowsee and Lady K discuss the music that’s played during this episode track by track. WARNING: This show is uncensored! It contains useful (or useless) info about your favourite tracks, free cake, and a DJ Mowsee without pants!

You will hear music from Cog, Steven Wilson, The Young Gods, Frost*, Curve, Ozric Tentacles, Paper Tongues, 7sleepers, Bob Mould, North Atlantic Oscillation, JOLLY, Riverside, Front Line Assembly, Lax Lizzard, Dead Can Dance, Lounge Orphans, Monuments & Anathema!

You can listen to the show here:

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Personal Playlist by Iris (9 September 2016)

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Another playlist? Again? There’s so much good music out there today that I just needed to make a new playlist again! Here we go!  Continue reading

Honourable Mention: Incredible Expanding Mindfuck (I.E.M.)

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We all know that Steven Wilson is a musical centipede when it comes to making and producing music. Porcupine Tree, no-man, Bass Communion, just to name a few… But have you ever heard about his project named Incredible Expanding Mindfuck? Continue reading

Backstage with Iris! Interview with Sand Snowman!

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The sixth episode of Backstage with Iris! Interview with Gavan Kearney, better known as Sand Snowman!

Gavan Kearney made a lot of beautiful albums under the name Sand Snowman. He’s also an artist who makes wonderful artwork. Iris and Gavan talk about his music, his art, his collaboration with Steven Wilson, why he came up with the name Sand Snowman and more!

Not just your regular interview, but a very funny, interesting interview with an amazing artist! You don’t want to miss this! In between the interview parts you will hear music from Sand Snowman!

You can listen to the show here:

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That moment when IO Pages published your interview with Adam Holzman in their magazine!

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Yes! I’m so happy! The dutch magazine IO Pages published my interview in their latest edition (number 138). I hope I can provide more articles for them in the near future. Please go buy their magazine for more interesting interviews, reviews and more!

A big hug from your roving reporter!

Iris, aka Ier!

PS: If you want to listen to the original interview, you can listen to that here!

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So… This was July 2016… Please don’t tell me it will be August tomorrow!

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Holy cra… smokes! Is it really the end of July? What happened? It looks like I just woke up from a coma, not knowing what happened over time! This summer is going way too fast for me!  Continue reading

Backstage with Iris! Interviews with Adam Holzman, Michael Bearpark & Elif Yalvaç!

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The very first episode of Backstage with Iris!

The interviews you will hear are with Adam Holzman (Steven Wilson, Miles Davis), and a duo interview with Michael Bearpark (Darkroom,Tim Bowness, no-man) and Elif Yalvaç (Cloudscapes).

You can listen to the show here (NOTE: this Mixcloud link is NOT the end of the post, please scroll down for more news):

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Just me with a small update again!

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Hey hey! I actually wanted to post a brand new album review today, but I found out that today is also the last day to update Windows to Windows 10! … So yeah, I’m actually busy trying to get Windows 10 on my PC. I thought it would be very simple, but my computer is not really cooperating at the moment (grrrr)!

Well, what I do have to say is that you REALLY SHOULD NOT FORGET to tune in tomorrow for my VERY FIRST SHOW on ISKC Rock Radio! The interviews you will hear are with Adam Holzman (Steven Wilson, Miles Davis), and a duo interview with Michael Bearpark (Darkroom, Tim Bowness, no-man) and Elif Yalvaç (Cloudscapes). The show starts at 9 PM CET (which is 3 PM EDT, 12 PM PDT, 8 PM UK Time). There’s also a chat room that you can join here, and I will be there too of course!

I also made an event page for it on Facebook, go click on the link for more info (and don’t forget to click on ‘Interested’ or ‘Going’, so that you will get a notification an hour before the show starts): https://www.facebook.com/events/1568487020119639/

A big hug from your roving reporter!

Iris, aka Ier!

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