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Articles By: Ralph Greco

Lillimure: Lillimure

Lillimure: Lillimure

A jaunty “Wallflower” opens Lillimure’s self-titled, debut. With its stop and goes, floaty harmony vocals, slipping sly horn work, plus Sam Caldwell’s light tickling keys, the listener is brought head first into what turns out to be quite a dense jazz-pop release.

Nao Yoshioka: Undeniable

Nao Yoshioka: Undeniable

Too often these days you get deep into a ‘danceable’ record only to lose any real signature artistic essence to too much studio trickery and mined beats. I credit Nao Yoshioka and her long-time producer/manager (and SWEET SOUL RECORDS CEO) Naoki Yamanouchi with having the guts and skill to make each song its own little gem.

Tanya Gallagher: One Hand On My Heart

Tanya Gallagher: One Hand On My Heart

The snappy lead single, “Dark Side,” kicks off Tanya Gallagher’s new EP One Hand On My Heart. There is a fun running fast-to-catch-up to the
kinetic lyric delivery and flicky acoustic, organ, snare interplay here that makes for a neat opening brew. The very effective, “Barren Land,” two songs in,
really showcases Gallagher’s unique laconic pleading. It happens to be the first of the real standouts here, with its wonderful stark production allowing for the true heartache of the vocal breath and dignity. As is true throughout One Hand On My Heart the harmony vocals here are just perfectly placed.

New Toy Review: Tracy’s Dog Cordless Ultra Wand Massager

New Toy Review: Tracy’s Dog Cordless Ultra Wand Massager

As you see here at The Sex Files, from time to time I will expound on a studio offering up a bunch of new scenes, give you an interview from some adult star, or come to highlight some new naughty gizmo. I never play favorites, I just take what come across my desk, watch it, give somebody a call across Skype or plug it in.
This last is what I did for the review below of Tracy’s Dog’s Hammer Wand Massager.

Neil Young & The Stray Gators: Tuscaloosa

Neil Young & The Stray Gators: Tuscaloosa

Dipping back into his history, as he has been want to do lately (as plenty of classic artists have been doing now that they can release stuff easily on the web) Neil Young presents an 11-song live document from highlights of a February 5th 1971 concert he played at the University Of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Jay Clark Band: The Time Is Now

Jay Clark Band: The Time Is Now

Dwayne Russell’s piano leading “Find a Way,” was well welcomed by the time it appears four tunes in. It’s a big country-rockin’ ballad, with a sprinkle of Train and a little Bon Jovi, but it’s as strong a tune as any of these ten. Actually, despite the heavy guitars from Clark and Rob Carlson, what makes lots of these tunes here work for me (especially the rockers) is Dwayne Russell’s organ.

Bus Stop Poets and the Lafayettes: Leave it to the Kids

Bus Stop Poets and the Lafayettes: Leave it to the Kids

The roiling acoustic and lifting harmonies of “You Won’t Miss Me (Here)” kicks us off to Bus Stop Poets Leave it to the Kids, their latest LP. This Detroit 4-piece has a very good handle on melody and layering their production, while keeping their acoustic sensibilities well in hand.

THE SEX FILES: Erotic Toy Maker Ylva & Dite Discuss Creating the Perfect Dildo and More

THE SEX FILES: Erotic Toy Maker Ylva & Dite Discuss Creating the Perfect Dildo and More

Ylva & Dite are an erotic toy maker based in the Netherlands (don’t ever let it be said I don’t’ search fire and wide for that which you desire), the company name derived from, DITE is the goddess of love. Ylva is the wild beast of Pleasure. With 100% safe design and materials, these handmade pleasure products are second-to-none and so much fun, available in dozens of color combinations not found anywhere else. The company also supplies a wide range of accessories including lubricants, toy cleaner and more and are branching out soon to new stuff.

THE SEX FILES: It’s My Dolly, And I’ll Play With It If I Want To

Currently, sex dolls are not illegal in South Korea. But government customs have blocked them coming into the country under a law restricting materials entering South Korea that could “corrupt public morals.” But a Seoul High Court ruled at the beginning of the year that sex dolls are for ‘personal use’ and therefore need be treated differently than pornography; as you may have heard or can surmise, pornography is heavily restricted under South Korean law.

Eddy Yang: American Glory

Eddy Yang: American Glory

You have to give Eddy Yang his due. He managed all the writing, recording, production, mixing, mastering, and even produced the album artwork of his American Glory.

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