Stuck - Change is Bad - Album review by Marc Louis-Boyard for Slow Culture

ALBUM REVIEW #20 – Stuck, Change Is Bad (out April 3, 2020)

Excellent news from Born Yesterday Records: Chicago-based post-punk band Stuck releases their first LP Change Is Bad on April 3rd. Our readers know that hate marketing is neither our forte, nor our ambition. We’re here to write about moving art. There’s one problem, though. We don’t know the first thing about post-punk. Okay, we might have posted […]

Trivial Shields - Levity EP - Album review by Marc Louis-Boyard for Slow Culture - Picture by Michael Buishas

ALBUM REVIEW #19 – Trivial Shields, Levity EP (out April 10, 2020)

With Levity EP, multi-instrumentalist Christian Carpenter aka Trivial Shields invites you to a world full of energy, contemplation, and fun. All this in three tracks only. Christian Carpenter’s CV? Judge by yourself: among other experiences, his previous band, My Dear Disco (with Theo Katzmann and Joey Dosik) preceded the creation of Vulfpeck. It’s no surprise Levity EP is so […]

Sarah Elaine Smith - Marilou is Everywhere - Book review by Marc Louis-Boyard for Slow Culture

BOOK REVIEW #8 – Sarah Elaine Smith, Marilou is Everywhere (Penguin Random House)

Sarah Elaine Smith’s Marilou is Everywhere was published a few months ago, and is now getting a due and essential reissue. The plot of the book is not revolutionary itself, but the reader’s experience is the true and spectacular value delivered by the author. Consumed by the longing for a different life, a teenager flees her […]

Keith Kahn-Harris, Denial: The Unspeakable Truth - Book review by Marc Louis-Boyard for Slow Culture

BOOK REVIEW #7 – Keith Kahn-Harris, Denial: The Unspeakable Truth (Notting Hill Editions)

With Denial: The Unspeakable Truth (Notting Hill Editions), Keith Kahn-Harris discusses a burning, sensitive, critical societal topic. If you had the opportunity to enjoy our review of John Berger’s What Time Is It? from the same publisher, be warned that this book is a very different matter. But not for worse. Freshness of spirit and entertainment are […]

Horse Lords - The Common Task - Album Review by Marc Louis-Boyard for Slow Culture - Picture by Audrey Gatewood

ALBUM REVIEW #18 – Horse Lords, The Common Task (Northern Spy Records)

When we first heard about Horse Lords and their forthcoming album The Common Task, we read the following lines : Horse Lords make music for the liberation of mind and body. Five listenings later (and counting), we are really happy to confirm that these words weren’t a form of overstatement. Let us insist: The Common Task is […]

John Berger & Selçuk Demirel - What Time Is It - Book review by Slow Culture

BOOK REVIEW #6 – John Berger & Selçuk Demirel, What Time Is It? (Notting Hill Editions)

The story behind the production of What Time Is It? is essentially meta. What Time Is It? is the result of a continuous battle against time for the sake of literary production. For the sake of material too precious to be lost or put on hold. John Berger (1928 – 2017) hardly needs any introduction. The award-winning […]