Los Griegos

Ulises Conti ~ Los Griegos creían que las estrellas eran pequeños agujeros por donde los dioses escuchaban a los hombres

After publishing the name of the album (whose rough translation is The Greeks believed that the stars were small holes where the gods listened to men), will there be any room left for the review?  There’s hardly enough room for the

Los Griegos

Ulises Conti ~ Los Griegos creían que las estrellas eran pequeños agujeros por donde los dioses escuchaban a los hombres

After publishing the name of the album (whose rough translation is The Greeks believed that the stars were small holes where the gods listened to men), will there be any room left for the review?  There’s hardly enough room for the

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Pjusk ~ Solstøv

On its fourth album, Norwegian duo Pjusk essentially becomes a quartet.  Rune Sagevik and Jostein Dahl Gjelsvik focus their attention on the timbres of Kåre Nymark Jr.’s trumpet, while 12k’s Taylor Deupree contributes gentle electronic manipulations. Solstøv is a slice of mood cut

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Pjusk ~ Solstøv

On its fourth album, Norwegian duo Pjusk essentially becomes a quartet.  Rune Sagevik and Jostein Dahl Gjelsvik focus their attention on the timbres of Kåre Nymark Jr.’s trumpet, while 12k’s Taylor Deupree contributes gentle electronic manipulations. Solstøv is a slice of mood cut

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Various Artists ~ Souvenirs Van de Woeste Grond

This release is so much fun it makes me want to learn Dutch.  The album features new music from Gluid, Gareth Davis, Machinefabriek, Weerthof, Reinier van Houdt and Wouter van Veldhoven, which is enough by itself.   But the backstory

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Various Artists ~ Souvenirs Van de Woeste Grond

This release is so much fun it makes me want to learn Dutch.  The album features new music from Gluid, Gareth Davis, Machinefabriek, Weerthof, Reinier van Houdt and Wouter van Veldhoven, which is enough by itself.   But the backstory

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The Echelon Effect ~ Pacific

In only five years, David Walters (The Echelon Effect) has cornered a section of the market to the extent that he’s become the exemplar.  His brand of post-rock is upbeat, ebullient, positive, and crisply mastered.  While others operate in this

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The Echelon Effect ~ Pacific

In only five years, David Walters (The Echelon Effect) has cornered a section of the market to the extent that he’s become the exemplar.  His brand of post-rock is upbeat, ebullient, positive, and crisply mastered.  While others operate in this

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A Model Kit ~ Invention of Love

Many doubtless have fond memories of putting together an Airfix or equivalent kit as a youngster. As with dioramas or even Lego, the miniaturisation of things can provoke endless fascination. A Model Kit is a wonderfully apt moniker for this

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A Model Kit ~ Invention of Love

Many doubtless have fond memories of putting together an Airfix or equivalent kit as a youngster. As with dioramas or even Lego, the miniaturisation of things can provoke endless fascination. A Model Kit is a wonderfully apt moniker for this

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Busto Power Trio ~ The Deal

When listening to The Deal, the debut set from London noir surfers Busto Power Trio, one can’t help but think of Gru, the protagonist of Despicable Me.  There’s that finger-snapping jaunt (“Negotiating”), a sunglass tint to the music, and an overall atmosphere of

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Busto Power Trio ~ The Deal

When listening to The Deal, the debut set from London noir surfers Busto Power Trio, one can’t help but think of Gru, the protagonist of Despicable Me.  There’s that finger-snapping jaunt (“Negotiating”), a sunglass tint to the music, and an overall atmosphere of

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Various Artists ~ CAM 1

CAM 1 is meant to highlight the diverse sonic talent of Wales, but it ends up being a larger advertisement for the diversity of music itself.  This is exactly what a compilation is meant to do: create interest in the label,

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Various Artists ~ CAM 1

CAM 1 is meant to highlight the diverse sonic talent of Wales, but it ends up being a larger advertisement for the diversity of music itself.  This is exactly what a compilation is meant to do: create interest in the label,