AUDIO REVIEW: 1896, by Steam Powered Giraffe

  Label: Independently Released Genre: Steampunk/Caberet/Soul Tracks: 12 Runtime: 50 minutes Release Date: 09/11/2020 Verdict: 4/5 How does one explain Steam Powered Giraffe to the uninitiated? On the one hand, they're a group of family and friends who make catchy tunes about random things. On the other, they are a trio of steam-powered robots reprurposed … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: 1896, by Steam Powered Giraffe

AUDIO REVIEW: Nash Harding and the Secret of the Twisted Tower, by Paul Shapera

Genre: Science Fantasy/Hippiepunk Runtime: 1hr 37mins Cast: Paul Shapera, Kerttu Aarnipuu, Hayley Warner, Jessica Singer, Jessica Law, Lauren Osborn, Marjolein Nijsten Verdict: 4/5   A thematic successor to Katy Shaw and the Search for the Stolen Secret, Nash Harding and the Secret of the Twisted Tower takes place in the halcyon days of New Albion, … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: Nash Harding and the Secret of the Twisted Tower, by Paul Shapera

AUDIO REVIEW: Space Ninjas From Hell, by Victorius

Label: Napalm Records Genre: Speed Metal/Science Fantasy Tracks: 12 Runtime: 45 minutes Release Date: 17/01/2020 Verdict: 4/5 I don't like anime. In fact, I hate it. The jarring visual style, the over the top storytelling, the incomprehensible plotlines, the absolute black hole of a fandom. Yes, these are all ungenerous generalisations, but everything I've encountered … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: Space Ninjas From Hell, by Victorius

AUDIO REVIEW: Katy Shaw and the Search for the Stolen Secret, by Paul Shapera

-Thanks to Paul and his team for sending me a free copy (and all the lyrics)- Genre: Noir/Dieselpunk Runtime: 1hr 7mins Cast: Paul Shapera, Lauren Osborn, Candice Price, Kerttu Aarnipuu, Hayley Warner, Marjolein Nijsten Verdict: 5/5 Having tackled every punk suffix from steam- to cyber- to atom- to fairy-, and written everything from transgender cyborgs … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: Katy Shaw and the Search for the Stolen Secret, by Paul Shapera

AUDIO REVIEW: The Lost Fairy, by Paul Shapera

-If you're here for music, dive right in. If you want to follow the story of New Albion, a review of the previous installment can be found here- Series: Fairypunk (#3) Genre: Fairypunk Runtime: 1hr 9mins Cast: Liel Bar-Z, Psyche Chimera, Vivian Moonic, Oliver Marsh, Lauren Osborn Verdict: 5/5 The final act of Paul Shapera's … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: The Lost Fairy, by Paul Shapera

AUDIO REVIEW: The Broken Cyborg, by Paul Shapera

Series: Fairypunk (#2) Genre: Biopunk Runtime: 1hr 12mins Cast: Liel Bar-Z, Psyche Corporation, Vivian Moonic, Paul Shapera, Lauren Osborn, Adrienne Byrne Verdict: 5/5   There are two ways to listen to a Paul Shapera album. One is to just sit back and enjoy the music, the other is to work your way through the increasingly … Continue reading AUDIO REVIEW: The Broken Cyborg, by Paul Shapera