Paper Sparrows by Nathalie Abi-Ezzi, book review by Marc Louis-Boyard for Slow Culture

Nathalie Abi-Ezzi, Paper Sparrows – BOOK REVIEW #10

Paper Sparrows, written by Nathalie Abi-Ezzi (find her Why I Write here) could be your moving cure in these time of stillness and uncertainty. In a few words: Layla, a 19 year old music undergraduate, travels from London back to Lebanon for the summer holidays, only to find that her brother has gone missing. Without […]

Album review of Dolly Birds & Spies by the Cleaners from Venus, written by Marc Louis-Boyard for Slow Culture

Cleaners From Venus, Dolly Birds & Spies – ALBUM REVIEW #22

In these complicated times, Martin Newell and Cleaners From Venus come improve our grey mental landscapes with Dolly Birds & Spies.  If you’re unfamiliar with the band and its past works, Bandcamp wrote in 2018 a comprehensive guide on the topic. No time to read the guide, but still wanting to know what Cleaners from […]

Laila Biali, Out of Dust - Jazz - Album Review by Marc Louis-Boyard for Slow Culture

Laila Biali, Out of Dust (jazz) – ALBUM REVIEW #21

Out of Dust is a rare tailor-made jewel, as our interview with Laila Biali already suggested. The eleven tracks comprising this album are uplifting stories you can’t miss. We took our time to review Out of Dust. Intense laziness? No. Lack of time? No. Blank page syndrome? We don’t think so. We at Slow Culture […]

Book review of Human Fish by Benjamin DeVos - By Marc Louis-Boyard for Slow Culture

Benjamin DeVos, Human Fish (Eraserhead Press) – BOOK REVIEW #9

Benjamin DeVos is back with his book Human Fish after having impressed us in 2019 with Madness Has a Moment and Then Vanishes Before Returning Again (Dostoyevsky Wannabe). Good news: Human Fish impressed us with a stronger force, a force perceivable from the first lines of the book. The plot, hilarious at first sight, hides […]

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

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

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

Trivial Shields, Levity EP (out May 8, 2020) – ALBUM REVIEW #19

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 […]