Author Archives: postrockcafe

Whettman Chelmets ~ For…

Whettman Chelmets has recorded some very dark music in the past, but For… is a beacon of light, with one of the warmest endings we’ve heard all year. While other pandemic-related sets concentrate on a single aspect ~ fear, isolation, quarantine ~ this

Whettman Chelmets ~ For…

Whettman Chelmets has recorded some very dark music in the past, but For… is a beacon of light, with one of the warmest endings we’ve heard all year. While other pandemic-related sets concentrate on a single aspect ~ fear, isolation, quarantine ~ this

Machinefabriek ~ With Drums

In prior years, we’ve described Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) as prolific, creative, visionary, and a host of other terms ~ but this is the first time we’ve described one of his releases as fun.  When label and artist proclaimed that With Drums “doesn’t sound

Machinefabriek ~ With Drums

In prior years, we’ve described Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) as prolific, creative, visionary, and a host of other terms ~ but this is the first time we’ve described one of his releases as fun.  When label and artist proclaimed that With Drums “doesn’t sound

Dirch Blewn ~ Condensations & Fusings

When David Bloor’s father died suddenly, the tricky process of mourning began.  A musician growing up in a house without musical instruments, Bloor (known here as Dirch Blewn) set about collecting mementos of his dad’s life, including an unused mouth organ.

Dirch Blewn ~ Condensations & Fusings

When David Bloor’s father died suddenly, the tricky process of mourning began.  A musician growing up in a house without musical instruments, Bloor (known here as Dirch Blewn) set about collecting mementos of his dad’s life, including an unused mouth organ.

Rutger Hoedemaekers ~ The Age of Oddities

While we haven’t finished saying goodbye to Jóhann Jóhannsson, we may have found his successor. Not that Rutger Hoedemaekers wanted to carry such a torch; he’d rather have his friend alive.  The Age of Oddities pays tribute to the beloved composer, now three years

Rutger Hoedemaekers ~ The Age of Oddities

While we haven’t finished saying goodbye to Jóhann Jóhannsson, we may have found his successor. Not that Rutger Hoedemaekers wanted to carry such a torch; he’d rather have his friend alive.  The Age of Oddities pays tribute to the beloved composer, now three years

Aries Mond ~ Gaps and Shortcuts

“Would some people be crazy enough to throw sand to the sky and take pictures until something happen(s)?”  This is the question asked of Aries Mond concerning cover artist Claire Droppert, who tags the image, “creatures are born in frozen moments of weightlessness.”

Aries Mond ~ Gaps and Shortcuts

“Would some people be crazy enough to throw sand to the sky and take pictures until something happen(s)?”  This is the question asked of Aries Mond concerning cover artist Claire Droppert, who tags the image, “creatures are born in frozen moments of weightlessness.”

Francisco Sonur ~ Morning Trials

Let’s start with the elephant in the room.  This album sounds a lot like Sigur Rós, specifically the band’s melodic mid-period.  But we like Sigur Rós, and the band has since deserted that sound, while Jónsi has gone vocal with a tendency toward

Francisco Sonur ~ Morning Trials

Let’s start with the elephant in the room.  This album sounds a lot like Sigur Rós, specifically the band’s melodic mid-period.  But we like Sigur Rós, and the band has since deserted that sound, while Jónsi has gone vocal with a tendency toward

Mike Lazarev ~ Out of Time

For the past year, we’ve been living in Pandemic Time, thinking about our own fragility and the relationship of time to eternity.  Freed of many ordinary markers ~ work, school, celebrations and vacations ~ we have suffered from time distortion,

Mike Lazarev ~ Out of Time

For the past year, we’ve been living in Pandemic Time, thinking about our own fragility and the relationship of time to eternity.  Freed of many ordinary markers ~ work, school, celebrations and vacations ~ we have suffered from time distortion,

trajedesaliva ~ Ultratumba

Ultratumba (Afterlife) is a study in contradictions that begins with the Goya-esque paint of Emile Legarde. The cover portrait is ugly yet alluring, disturbing yet entrancing, with what most would call “pretty” colors (cerulean blue) used to portray a dysfunctional family.

trajedesaliva ~ Ultratumba

Ultratumba (Afterlife) is a study in contradictions that begins with the Goya-esque paint of Emile Legarde. The cover portrait is ugly yet alluring, disturbing yet entrancing, with what most would call “pretty” colors (cerulean blue) used to portray a dysfunctional family.