Author Archives: postrockcafe

Stephen Whittington / Zephyr Quartet ~ Windmill

With its trio of August releases, Cold Blue Music reaches the milestone of 50.  The label is known as the home of John Luther Adams, but there’s a lot more talent on its roster.  Australian composer Stephen Whittington is a prime

Stephen Whittington / Zephyr Quartet ~ Windmill

With its trio of August releases, Cold Blue Music reaches the milestone of 50.  The label is known as the home of John Luther Adams, but there’s a lot more talent on its roster.  Australian composer Stephen Whittington is a prime

Falling Into Birds ~ S/T

The cover is intriguing.  The angles are askew, the focus is fuzzy, and birds and eggs decorate the distorted landscape.  Then there’s that duck, whose eyes lie on one side of its head like a flatfish.  The message: this isn’t

Falling Into Birds ~ S/T

The cover is intriguing.  The angles are askew, the focus is fuzzy, and birds and eggs decorate the distorted landscape.  Then there’s that duck, whose eyes lie on one side of its head like a flatfish.  The message: this isn’t

Joydah ~ Jouissance

On the surface, Jouissance is a perfect summer album, tailor-made for a drive to the beach, sunroof down, passengers using their hands as planes.  The flow is exquisite, the beats divine, the samples so cleverly integrated that their origins are completely obscured.

Joydah ~ Jouissance

On the surface, Jouissance is a perfect summer album, tailor-made for a drive to the beach, sunroof down, passengers using their hands as planes.  The flow is exquisite, the beats divine, the samples so cleverly integrated that their origins are completely obscured.

Alder & Ash ~ Clutched in the Maw of the World

Clutched in the Maw of the World confirms everything that we proclaimed last year about the talents of Alder & Ash (Adrian Copeland).  Copeland has the skill and ambition to rival his contemporaries, and to do for the cello what Colin Stetson

Alder & Ash ~ Clutched in the Maw of the World

Clutched in the Maw of the World confirms everything that we proclaimed last year about the talents of Alder & Ash (Adrian Copeland).  Copeland has the skill and ambition to rival his contemporaries, and to do for the cello what Colin Stetson

Alder & Ash ~ Psalms for the Sunder

Once in a while, we get our wish.  Last year we lamented the fact that Psalms for the Sunder was available only in digital form.  This year, thanks to the fine folks at Lost Tribe Sound, not only do we get a

Alder & Ash ~ Psalms for the Sunder

Once in a while, we get our wish.  Last year we lamented the fact that Psalms for the Sunder was available only in digital form.  This year, thanks to the fine folks at Lost Tribe Sound, not only do we get a

I/O ~ Anyone, Anywhere

Boston post-rock septet I/O has come a long way in three years.  2014’s Saudade was a solid debut, albeit nondescript.  Anyone, Anywhere adds brass and strings and dares listeners to dismiss it.  The tasteful integration of these elements, along with careful sequencing, lifts the band’s

I/O ~ Anyone, Anywhere

Boston post-rock septet I/O has come a long way in three years.  2014’s Saudade was a solid debut, albeit nondescript.  Anyone, Anywhere adds brass and strings and dares listeners to dismiss it.  The tasteful integration of these elements, along with careful sequencing, lifts the band’s

poemme ~ Soft Ice

With Soft Ice, Polar Seas has found an album to match the name of the label.  This is our second winter album of the season (hello, Australia!).  It’s also a sleep album, specifically designed to operate as an aural pillow.  Just listening

poemme ~ Soft Ice

With Soft Ice, Polar Seas has found an album to match the name of the label.  This is our second winter album of the season (hello, Australia!).  It’s also a sleep album, specifically designed to operate as an aural pillow.  Just listening