Author Archives: postrockcafe

BJNilsen ~ Massif Trophies

BJ Nilsen is in great shape.  How do we know?  Look at these mountains.  By the end of his month-long Alpine hike, the artist learned a few lessons about difficulty, determination and perseverance, which are translated to this recording.  We hear

BJNilsen ~ Massif Trophies

BJ Nilsen is in great shape.  How do we know?  Look at these mountains.  By the end of his month-long Alpine hike, the artist learned a few lessons about difficulty, determination and perseverance, which are translated to this recording.  We hear

CoH ~ COH PLAYS EVERALL

We lead with a photo of the picture disc, a vinyl pressing so colorful and fun that it practically sells itself.  Credit Ruth Stofer for the art, which perfectly reflects the joy of the album and the roundness of its

CoH ~ COH PLAYS EVERALL

We lead with a photo of the picture disc, a vinyl pressing so colorful and fun that it practically sells itself.  Credit Ruth Stofer for the art, which perfectly reflects the joy of the album and the roundness of its

Abby Lee Tee ~ Herbert’s Archive

We first encountered Abby Lee Tee earlier this year with the superlative riverside burrows, and we’re happy to see the artist return so quickly.  Herbert’s Archive may be a shorter work, but it’s no less scintillating.  Again the artist is underwater, playing percussion with

Abby Lee Tee ~ Herbert’s Archive

We first encountered Abby Lee Tee earlier this year with the superlative riverside burrows, and we’re happy to see the artist return so quickly.  Herbert’s Archive may be a shorter work, but it’s no less scintillating.  Again the artist is underwater, playing percussion with

A Year in the Country ~ All the Merry Year Round

Now that Halloween is over, we turn our attention to upcoming holidays: the harvest festival and the winter solstice.  What’s that you say, you had other holidays in mind?  A Year in the Country‘s latest release reminds us that there

A Year in the Country ~ All the Merry Year Round

Now that Halloween is over, we turn our attention to upcoming holidays: the harvest festival and the winter solstice.  What’s that you say, you had other holidays in mind?  A Year in the Country‘s latest release reminds us that there

Solo Collective ~ Part One

Solo Collective isn’t quite large enough to be called a supergroup, but it’s definitely a super trio.  Combining the talents of Dictaphone’s Alex Stolze (violin), Nils Frahm collaborator Anne Müller (cello) and The War On Drugs’ Sebastian Reynolds (piano), these versatile musicians demonstrate a great

Solo Collective ~ Part One

Solo Collective isn’t quite large enough to be called a supergroup, but it’s definitely a super trio.  Combining the talents of Dictaphone’s Alex Stolze (violin), Nils Frahm collaborator Anne Müller (cello) and The War On Drugs’ Sebastian Reynolds (piano), these versatile musicians demonstrate a great

Ranges ~ The Ascensionist

Nothing says “post-rock” like a big ‘ol mountain on the cover.  Add the name Ranges and the album title The Ascensionist, and the association is cemented.  But just as we’re starting to make a list of all the other post-rock bands with mountains on

Ranges ~ The Ascensionist

Nothing says “post-rock” like a big ‘ol mountain on the cover.  Add the name Ranges and the album title The Ascensionist, and the association is cemented.  But just as we’re starting to make a list of all the other post-rock bands with mountains on

Aquarelle ~ Leave Corners

Autumn is a time for reflection and evaluation, a pause before giving thanks, an opportunity to put all things into perspective.  Four years after August Undone, Ryan Potts again releases an album that is perfect for fall, its measured pace

Aquarelle ~ Leave Corners

Autumn is a time for reflection and evaluation, a pause before giving thanks, an opportunity to put all things into perspective.  Four years after August Undone, Ryan Potts again releases an album that is perfect for fall, its measured pace