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Hi.

Welcome to Rob Hakimian’s website, collecting together the best of his writing from over the years.

Album Review: Exploded View - Exploded View

"The symbiosis between singer and band is immediately tangible from the opening 'Lost Illusions', where the band sets out a dark, juddering scape of snapping percussion and wavering guitars. The result sounds like a vertiginous path leading down into darkness, and it's Anika's glowing vocals that illuminate the way."

I had the pleasure of reviewing Exploded View's debut album, read it in full on The 405

Album Review: Preoccupations - Preoccupations

Album Review: Preoccupations - Preoccupations

Album Review: Bat For Lashes - The Bride

Album Review: Bat For Lashes - The Bride