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Word on the street about the Moxyland soundtrack

Moxyland at Fiction

Fletcher, HoneyB and Roach

Over 400 people rocked up for the official Moxyland soundtrack launch at Fiction (could there be a more appropriately named venue?). It made the Cape Argus’ gig of the week and was filmed by the good people of TV show Spirit Sister (the insert should be out sometime in October on SABC2)

Moxyland album cover

Get a listen at African Dope
Here’s word on the street about the soundtrack:

Electrotrash : “Tracks range from the dark, noize assault of Jacob Israel, one of South Africa’s bright new stars on the scene, to Cape Town’s ever-popular rock machines, Taxi Violence…I haven’t heard a compilation go down so well since Garden State.” Jason D.
Levi’s Original Music Mag : “Think Dust Brothers sparring with funky, raunchy rock, but home-grown. The tracks flow one into the next as fluidly as spiked spring water – meaning, they flow, but there’s more than one layer.”

5to9: “Sort of like those tapes that you used to listen to, when you were a kid reading your first book, that played a chime when you had to turn the page. Except this more like a recreational timeout that disrupts your everyday life to venture through an experimental playground of contemporary South African creativity”


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The Not-So-Secret

There are a lot of dodgy life guides out there that promise to solve all your problems. Take Scientology, a religion founded on a bet and bad science-fiction, or The Rules, that dating tract that advises women to play elaborate and conniving games that men are supposedly too stupid to see through. And then there’s The Secret, which is all the more terrifying because, unlike those other guides, on the surface, it seems reasonable, or at least harmless.
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