Author Archives: postrockcafe

Simon Grab + Francesco Giudici ~ [No] Surrender

[No] Surrender is a manifest against social injustice that starts with a visual prelude. This is what dignity looks like. The cover is a portrait of Madame Rochat by artist Aline d’Auria. Madame Rochat worked as a concierge in a

Simon Grab + Francesco Giudici ~ [No] Surrender

[No] Surrender is a manifest against social injustice that starts with a visual prelude. This is what dignity looks like. The cover is a portrait of Madame Rochat by artist Aline d’Auria. Madame Rochat worked as a concierge in a

Caterina Barbieri ~ Spirit Exit

The introduction of vocals to an artist’s oeuvre is a selling point for larger audiences, and a challenge to instrumental-based sites.  Spirit Exit includes Caterina Barbieri‘s first use of vocals, yet it is not a vocal album.  Instead, the artist (who scored our

Caterina Barbieri ~ Spirit Exit

The introduction of vocals to an artist’s oeuvre is a selling point for larger audiences, and a challenge to instrumental-based sites.  Spirit Exit includes Caterina Barbieri‘s first use of vocals, yet it is not a vocal album.  Instead, the artist (who scored our

Stelzer/Murray ~ commit

Commit is the third collaborative release from veteran noise/experimental musicians Howard Stelzer and Brendan Murray.  Since 2017 the two have been releasing recordings which document an intuitive fusion of their respective sonic palettes; Stelzer’s mangled tape, distorted signals, and sound

Stelzer/Murray ~ commit

Commit is the third collaborative release from veteran noise/experimental musicians Howard Stelzer and Brendan Murray.  Since 2017 the two have been releasing recordings which document an intuitive fusion of their respective sonic palettes; Stelzer’s mangled tape, distorted signals, and sound

Hannah Peel & Paraorchestra ~ The Unfolding

Following the success of Fir Wave, a reimagining of Delia Derbyshire and the Radiophonic Workshop that was shortlisted for a Mercury Prize, Hannah Peel was not content to rest on her laurels.  She’s returned with what is in many ways an ever

Hannah Peel & Paraorchestra ~ The Unfolding

Following the success of Fir Wave, a reimagining of Delia Derbyshire and the Radiophonic Workshop that was shortlisted for a Mercury Prize, Hannah Peel was not content to rest on her laurels.  She’s returned with what is in many ways an ever

First Half Highlights ~ The Top Twenty

We’ve hit the halfway mark of 2022 ~ intermission time!  We’ve invited our staffers to pore over their playlists and select a group of first half highlights: albums making an impact now, that may become contenders at year’s end. The

First Half Highlights ~ The Top Twenty

We’ve hit the halfway mark of 2022 ~ intermission time!  We’ve invited our staffers to pore over their playlists and select a group of first half highlights: albums making an impact now, that may become contenders at year’s end. The

Various Artists ~ Peace and Plenty

Concurrent with the release of Blackford Hill’s print journal Oscillations #3 comes a 36-track compilation curated by Simon Lewin and Tommy Perman to raise funds for UNICEF’s work in Ukraine.  The cover collage is bright and colorful, the title hopeful and encouraging, an idyllic

Various Artists ~ Peace and Plenty

Concurrent with the release of Blackford Hill’s print journal Oscillations #3 comes a 36-track compilation curated by Simon Lewin and Tommy Perman to raise funds for UNICEF’s work in Ukraine.  The cover collage is bright and colorful, the title hopeful and encouraging, an idyllic

Machinefabriek with Anne Bakker ~ Wisps

Wisps is the perfect name for this mini-album.  Wisps of Anne Bakker‘s voice, violin and viola gather and disperse throughout the release. On the cover, Wytske van der Veen uses scrap paper to create disconnected collages.  Machinefabriek weaves his own wisps into the

Machinefabriek with Anne Bakker ~ Wisps

Wisps is the perfect name for this mini-album.  Wisps of Anne Bakker‘s voice, violin and viola gather and disperse throughout the release. On the cover, Wytske van der Veen uses scrap paper to create disconnected collages.  Machinefabriek weaves his own wisps into the

Liew Niyomkarn ~ I Think of Another Time When You Heard It

I Think of Another Time When You Heard It is an album about juxtaposition and contradiction. Sonically, there’s the interaction of acoustic and synthesized sounds as they’re layered atop one another. Lyrically, there’s the “you” and the “I,” and the mundane

Liew Niyomkarn ~ I Think of Another Time When You Heard It

I Think of Another Time When You Heard It is an album about juxtaposition and contradiction. Sonically, there’s the interaction of acoustic and synthesized sounds as they’re layered atop one another. Lyrically, there’s the “you” and the “I,” and the mundane