Dive into mod London with the story of a photographer who believes he's photographed a murder! The thrill and chill of the plot aside, the film is filled with the flash of 60's-soaked, large-haired London, Vanessa Redgrave doing what she does best, and Holocene has invited three of our favourite locals to bring it all to life. What more could you ask for than Monarques, Rocky & The Proms, andThe Reservations playing a brand new score for your dancing selves? The film starts promptly at 9. Wear your finest mod attire! You won't be able to tell London 1966 from Holocene 2011.
While listening to AStranger at the Wheel, the first album released by Portland singer/songwriter Christopher Reyne, the composer's drive is apparent. The ten song album has an emotional, musical and stylistic range that is ambitious and satisfying. Kicking the album off with “The Notorious Kelly Monroe”, a catchy pop-esk hook and complex musical textures pair with Reyne's melodic voice to make it clear that this performer is dedicated to entertaining his listeners. Dedicated may be the perfect word to describe Reynes. The entire project has been in his hands, from the writing and performing to the recording and mixing. Literally every vocal track and instrument on the album you here is Reynes himself, save the drums that were added by a friend after all the songs were finished. As the album unfolds, the lyrics remain story-driven and vulnerable, the arrangements are thoughtful and interesting, and it is clear that Stranger at the Wheel captures what Christopher Reynes is: a driven entertainer and talented musician. - Joy Pearson