Author Archives: postrockcafe

Stephan Barrett & Sylvia Hallett ~ River . Pathway . Static

The ever-popular daily walk (see last week’s Balgay Hill) takes on new meaning on River . Pathway . Static, as the performers introduce an array of instruments: whiskey glasses, spring box, mbira, bicycle wheel, bells.  We’re assuming the music was added post-field

Stephan Barrett & Sylvia Hallett ~ River . Pathway . Static

The ever-popular daily walk (see last week’s Balgay Hill) takes on new meaning on River . Pathway . Static, as the performers introduce an array of instruments: whiskey glasses, spring box, mbira, bicycle wheel, bells.  We’re assuming the music was added post-field

V/A ~ Realismo Mágico

Another music label turns five this year (wow, these little moppets grow up so fast) and Sergio Díaz De Rojas’ piano and coffee records celebrates with a fresh compilation from friends old and new, inspired by magical realism.  The genre inspires creative

V/A ~ Realismo Mágico

Another music label turns five this year (wow, these little moppets grow up so fast) and Sergio Díaz De Rojas’ piano and coffee records celebrates with a fresh compilation from friends old and new, inspired by magical realism.  The genre inspires creative

Peter Knight & Australian Art Orchestra ~ Crossed & Recrossed

Music inspired by literature possesses an inherent depth, serving as the aural twin to prose: a pair of disciplines that each conjure visual images.  In two side-long pieces, Peter Knight & Australian Art Orchestra tackle two poles of geography.  “The Plains” describes

Peter Knight & Australian Art Orchestra ~ Crossed & Recrossed

Music inspired by literature possesses an inherent depth, serving as the aural twin to prose: a pair of disciplines that each conjure visual images.  In two side-long pieces, Peter Knight & Australian Art Orchestra tackle two poles of geography.  “The Plains” describes

Heavenly Stems ~ Florals/Shell

Florals/Shell is a neat way to introduce a new project: two EPs, one on each side of a bright green 12″.  As a founding member of Trophy Wife, Ben Rimmer (now known as Heavenly Stems) is not entirely new, but his moniker

Heavenly Stems ~ Florals/Shell

Florals/Shell is a neat way to introduce a new project: two EPs, one on each side of a bright green 12″.  As a founding member of Trophy Wife, Ben Rimmer (now known as Heavenly Stems) is not entirely new, but his moniker

Andrew Waslylk ~ Balgay Hill: Morning in Magnolia

We don’t normally publish reviews so far ahead of release, but Clay Pipe Music’s lovely limited edition pressings tend to sell out fast.  Today is pre-order day for Balgay Hill: Mornings in Magnolia, and we want to give our readers a

Andrew Waslylk ~ Balgay Hill: Morning in Magnolia

We don’t normally publish reviews so far ahead of release, but Clay Pipe Music’s lovely limited edition pressings tend to sell out fast.  Today is pre-order day for Balgay Hill: Mornings in Magnolia, and we want to give our readers a

Kate Carr ~ dawn, always new, often superb, inaugurates the return of the everyday

The splendid title may sing of post-rock, but dawn, always new, often superb, inaugurates the return of the everyday is more accurately described as post-music; a set of soundscapes culled from London’s Bricklayers Arms roundabout and chopped into minuscule pieces.  The album

Kate Carr ~ dawn, always new, often superb, inaugurates the return of the everyday

The splendid title may sing of post-rock, but dawn, always new, often superb, inaugurates the return of the everyday is more accurately described as post-music; a set of soundscapes culled from London’s Bricklayers Arms roundabout and chopped into minuscule pieces.  The album

BJ Nilsen ~ Irreal

It’s been a while since BJ Nilsen has released an album proper, although last year’s multi-month, hours-long pandemic project Pending / Auditory Scenes Amsterdam should be an album ~ it stands as one of the year’s most enduring sonic documents.  Now that Nilsen is

BJ Nilsen ~ Irreal

It’s been a while since BJ Nilsen has released an album proper, although last year’s multi-month, hours-long pandemic project Pending / Auditory Scenes Amsterdam should be an album ~ it stands as one of the year’s most enduring sonic documents.  Now that Nilsen is

Tiny Leaves ~ View From Here

Joel Pike (Tiny Leaves) describes View From Here as “a shifting of perspective,” but as a year has passed between genesis and release, the EP represents two perspectives, one mid-pandemic and one emerging. Last spring the artist turned to nature for solace

Tiny Leaves ~ View From Here

Joel Pike (Tiny Leaves) describes View From Here as “a shifting of perspective,” but as a year has passed between genesis and release, the EP represents two perspectives, one mid-pandemic and one emerging. Last spring the artist turned to nature for solace