Altered Zones is an international collective of music bloggers that unites 13 autonomous sites. Our aim is to highlight one of the more overlooked narratives in contemporary music— the proliferation of home-recorded sounds, small-scale releases, and pockets of underground activity all over the world.
Check out this stunning half-hour NPR mix from Scottish producer Rustie— a great example of the euphorically overloaded style Simon Reynolds describes in our new “Maximal Nation” feature. Photo by Mads Perch.
Scouse is a type of lamb or beef stew. The word comes from lobscouse (originally lob’s course) orlapskaus, Norwegian for “stew” and refers to a meat based stew commonly eaten by sailors throughout Northern Europe, which became popular in seaports such as Liverpool.
In its short form, “Scouse”, the name eventually came into common English usage to describe the local accent of Liverpool, and a resident of Liverpool (as “Scouser”).