Author Archives: postrockcafe

Simon Scott ~ Soundings

Where were you when Slowdive was formed back in 1989?  NOT BORN YET?!!  Thanks a lot, you’ve just made Simon Scott and I feel old.  But there’s a huge difference between old and irrelevant and old and vital, and Scott lands firmly on the

Simon Scott ~ Soundings

Where were you when Slowdive was formed back in 1989?  NOT BORN YET?!!  Thanks a lot, you’ve just made Simon Scott and I feel old.  But there’s a huge difference between old and irrelevant and old and vital, and Scott lands firmly on the

Teeth of the Sea ~ WRAITH

Ten years have passed since Orphaned by the Ocean, and Teeth of the Sea is still going strong.  (Having formed in 2006, the band is now a teenager ~ look out, world!). So why don’t the musicians look happy?  It’s partially due

Teeth of the Sea ~ WRAITH

Ten years have passed since Orphaned by the Ocean, and Teeth of the Sea is still going strong.  (Having formed in 2006, the band is now a teenager ~ look out, world!). So why don’t the musicians look happy?  It’s partially due

Snow Palms ~ Everything Ascending

Here’s a fun one, as Snow Palms returns with a new lineup and a new sound.  At first, Snow Palms was a solo venture for mallet instrumentalist David Sheppard with friends; Origin and Echo made a big impact when it was released in

Snow Palms ~ Everything Ascending

Here’s a fun one, as Snow Palms returns with a new lineup and a new sound.  At first, Snow Palms was a solo venture for mallet instrumentalist David Sheppard with friends; Origin and Echo made a big impact when it was released in

Trio Ramberget ~ Musik att somna till / Gleb Kanasevich ~ Asleep

Sleep and music have an intimately complex relationship. In the last few years, researchers have used music to improve sleep for various groups, from burn victims to PTSD patients; yet the nature of their restorative powers remains a scientific mystery.

Trio Ramberget ~ Musik att somna till / Gleb Kanasevich ~ Asleep

Sleep and music have an intimately complex relationship. In the last few years, researchers have used music to improve sleep for various groups, from burn victims to PTSD patients; yet the nature of their restorative powers remains a scientific mystery.

Anatole ~ Emulsion

One minute into Emulsion, something unexpected happens. After vibraphone, snare drum, and acoustic bass build alongside a lulling piano motif, a breakbeat groove slices through the arrangement.  In its wake: a choppy piano loop and thumping, gridline percussion. Despite its early

Anatole ~ Emulsion

One minute into Emulsion, something unexpected happens. After vibraphone, snare drum, and acoustic bass build alongside a lulling piano motif, a breakbeat groove slices through the arrangement.  In its wake: a choppy piano loop and thumping, gridline percussion. Despite its early

Yodok III ~ This Earth We Walk Upon

This Earth We Walk Upon has a lot in common with last week’s Super Bowl.  Nothing happens for quite a long time, leaving the highlights bunched up at the very end.  But after analysis, we realize that a lot was happening

Yodok III ~ This Earth We Walk Upon

This Earth We Walk Upon has a lot in common with last week’s Super Bowl.  Nothing happens for quite a long time, leaving the highlights bunched up at the very end.  But after analysis, we realize that a lot was happening

Hugh Marsh ~ Violinvocations

The first thing people will ask upon hearing this album is, “Where’s the violin?”  Trust us, it’s there.  But Hugh Marsh has spent decades defying expectations, and he’s not about to change now ~ especially because it’s been a decade

Hugh Marsh ~ Violinvocations

The first thing people will ask upon hearing this album is, “Where’s the violin?”  Trust us, it’s there.  But Hugh Marsh has spent decades defying expectations, and he’s not about to change now ~ especially because it’s been a decade