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    Bangkok's dark underbelly casts a spell

    Life, Richard Mcleish, Published on 14/11/2014

    » A doctor visiting Bangkok. A beautiful, strange woman. A possible murder. Confusion. Brainwaves. It could be the premise of a slick David Lynch film, but instead it's Dark Bridge Binaural Brainwaves, the impressive debut feature film of Argentine Marcelo von Schwartz. And elevating its interest to the global stage is the use of binaural brainwaves in the soundtrack, putting it at the forefront of the niche "Neurocinema" movement that is gaining attention.


    Gate Crasher

    Life, Richard Mcleish, Published on 23/05/2014

    » Welcome to Guru’s Gate Crasher, your ultimate guide to finding something fresh to do in this big city.


    Global Gathering

    Life, Richard Mcleish, Published on 16/07/2013

    » As the haze cleared in the region, musicians, fans and journalists alike descended on Malaysian Borneo for the coveted jamboree that is the Rainforest World Music Festival.


    Malaysia's World Stage

    Life, Richard Mcleish, Published on 09/04/2013

    » Strange-looking instruments, unrecognisable accents, and infectious rhythms convened again in Penang over the weekend for Penang World Music Festival 2013. For its second year in current form, the musicians came from all over the world to demonstrate their varying crafts, speaking the communal language of rhythms and melodies. And with a national election looming in Malaysia and eager governmental support, the well-run gig was another big success for all involved.


    To Market

    Life, Richard Mcleish, Published on 22/02/2013

    » Although softly spoken, Bangkok has a large Japanese population. The odd Sukhumvit sois between Phrom Phong and Thong Lor teem with unobtrusive venues, largely catering to Japanese clientele only. But surely there is big potential overlap between the two cultures - Thai and Japanese. There must be common ground, right?


    Southeast Asia's festival frenzy

    Life, Richard Mcleish, Published on 13/11/2012

    » Everybody remembers their first music festival _ the crowds, the energy, the walls of sound. It's the time of year again when the weather improves and the party people come out to play. In the run up to Christmas, three major festivals are billed in the region drawing big-name acts usually associated with more famous festivals in the West.

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    Two times a Leica

    Life, Richard Mcleish, Published on 21/10/2012

    » The digital camera market traditionally ran from high-end, professional models down to amateur snappers in a simple linear model. But advances in technology and changes in consumer behaviour have disrupted this line.


    Borneo's different beat

    Life, Richard Mcleish, Published on 25/07/2012

    » Exotic instruments, lush scenery, unpronounceable names _ the annual Rainforest World Music festival rolled out again for the 15th time this month on the Santubong peninsula, in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo.

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