Author Archives: John Scott

Rhythm and Brews – The Ridge and New Gold Dream

Given the fashion within the craft brew industry for over-hopped, bitter, resinous pale ales – great as they are – it’s refreshing to encounter a pale ale that comes on all light, bright and fresh before revealing its bitter finish. … Continue reading

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Rhythm and Brews: Cauld Reekie and This Is The Sea

Steve Stewart began brewing beer at the age of 16 from simple retail kits. He soon progressed to more complicated brews. Discovering that he could undertake a degree in brewing at university, there was no turning back. After spending some time … Continue reading

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Rhythm and Brews: BrewDog Punk IPA

In a series of articles, John Scott explores some Scottish beers, and pairs them with classic Scottish music. Scotland is arguably the producer of the world’s finest whiskey. Wait: let’s start again. Scotland is unarguably the producer of the world’s … Continue reading

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CD Review – Metropolitan Klezmer, Mazel Means Good Luck

There is something uniquely invigorating about a klezmer band in full flight. And quite possibly nothing more pathetic (in the original, true, sense of the word) than a klezmer band in mournful, melancholy mood. If proof is required, Metropolitan Klezmer … Continue reading

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CD Review: The Moorings – Andrew Duhon

At this time of year there is a tendency to look backwards; to think back on all the year’s discoveries. So, it comes as a bit of a shock to stumble across one of the best things I’ve heard all … Continue reading

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CD Review: My Brother The Wind – Once There Was A Time When Space And Time Were One

When a band’s influences include Popol Vuh, Amon Duul, Sun Ra, Ashra Tempel, Gong and Pink Floyd then they are pretty much guaranteed my attention. When I hear that their latest album was totally improvised, played live and recorded during … Continue reading

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