Author Archives: postrockcafe

Giulio Aldinucci ~ Borders And Ruins

Choral incorporation in otherwise instrumental music may be on the rise, as evidenced by recent releases from Battlestations, Hammock and now Giulio Aldinucci.  Choirs lend these releases the feel of something sacral and timeless.  Yet as the backdrops change, the mood

Giulio Aldinucci ~ Borders And Ruins

Choral incorporation in otherwise instrumental music may be on the rise, as evidenced by recent releases from Battlestations, Hammock and now Giulio Aldinucci.  Choirs lend these releases the feel of something sacral and timeless.  Yet as the backdrops change, the mood

Ben Frost ~ The Centre Cannot Hold

The Centre Cannot Hold arrives two months and a day after the EP Threshold of Faith, and stems from sessions Ben Frost recorded with Steve Albini.  Now we learn that the EP contains alternate versions and remixes of songs from the main album along

Ben Frost ~ The Centre Cannot Hold

The Centre Cannot Hold arrives two months and a day after the EP Threshold of Faith, and stems from sessions Ben Frost recorded with Steve Albini.  Now we learn that the EP contains alternate versions and remixes of songs from the main album along

Disaster Relief ~ Mexico City

The past month has been devastating for multiple areas, from hurricane damage in Houston, the Caribbean, the Florida Keys and Puerto Rico to the earthquake in Mexico City.  Mexico City is home to one of our staff members as well

Disaster Relief ~ Mexico City

The past month has been devastating for multiple areas, from hurricane damage in Houston, the Caribbean, the Florida Keys and Puerto Rico to the earthquake in Mexico City.  Mexico City is home to one of our staff members as well

Memory Drawings ~ The Nearest Exit

The title makes one think of an emergency:  head for the nearest exit.  The music is like the safety on the other side of that exit.  As one plays this sublime album, one thinks of fields of wheat, filtered sun,

Memory Drawings ~ The Nearest Exit

The title makes one think of an emergency:  head for the nearest exit.  The music is like the safety on the other side of that exit.  As one plays this sublime album, one thinks of fields of wheat, filtered sun,

Orchard ~ Serendipity

Serendipity is a lengthy album, but a worthy one, the eighth installment in Ici d’ailleurs’ Mind Travels series. And travel it does, tracing the seasons of a real orchard through impression and song.  The photography of Francis Meslet (whose art book

Orchard ~ Serendipity

Serendipity is a lengthy album, but a worthy one, the eighth installment in Ici d’ailleurs’ Mind Travels series. And travel it does, tracing the seasons of a real orchard through impression and song.  The photography of Francis Meslet (whose art book

AnD ~ Social Decay

A triple 12″?  Yes, that’s the way to go on this album.  The wider grooves allow for deeper bass, while the hum and crunch have room to expand.  Social Decay is part of a new resurgence for industrial music, following recent

AnD ~ Social Decay

A triple 12″?  Yes, that’s the way to go on this album.  The wider grooves allow for deeper bass, while the hum and crunch have room to expand.  Social Decay is part of a new resurgence for industrial music, following recent

Godspeed You! Black Emperor ~ Luciferian Towers

This is the third album since Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘s studio return five years ago, mirroring their output from 1997-2002.  By now it’s fair to say that this isn’t just a band returned, it’s a band rejuvenated.  So what’s happened in

Godspeed You! Black Emperor ~ Luciferian Towers

This is the third album since Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘s studio return five years ago, mirroring their output from 1997-2002.  By now it’s fair to say that this isn’t just a band returned, it’s a band rejuvenated.  So what’s happened in