Forty years is a long time. Forty times around the sun. Ideas and movements rise and fall, technology transforms us, culture squirms and dances on, splintering and reforming yogic and mercurial as the world becomes scarcely recognisable in the interim. For an album to linger in the public consciousness for such a span it needs […]
Read More Extracting Wasps from Stings in Flight -An(other) interview with David J Haskins.
I first heard Bauhaus when I was about 16 or 17. The song in question was Crowds, a maudlin little number almost bereft of guitars that I encountered on a community radio station up at the dusty end of the dial. It intrigued me enough to scour the city in search of an LP. I […]
Read More …and the band played on – An interview with Daniel Ash.
It all starts with a Bossa Nova beat. Then three descending bass notes usher in swirling and strafing guitars that skitter like spiders, white on white translucent. A cult is born. Undead. The man behind those iconic bass notes was none other than David J Haskins, and along with his brother Kevin and the mercurial […]
Read More The Resurrection Hex- David J Haskins on Bauhaus, Black Majick & Benediction