Author Archives: postrockcafe

Spindle Ensemble ~ BEA

  Once in a while, a band appears fully formed, as if they had grown to adulthood in the womb.  This is the case with Bristol’s Spindle Ensemble, which is part of the larger Bloom Collective.  The album is named after

Spindle Ensemble ~ BEA

  Once in a while, a band appears fully formed, as if they had grown to adulthood in the womb.  This is the case with Bristol’s Spindle Ensemble, which is part of the larger Bloom Collective.  The album is named after

OOAME ~ Milanese Nwas

In one sense, Milanese Nwas is a throwback album, its sonic particles and glitched melodies reminiscent of the Apestaartje and intr.version labels of the late 90s and early oughts.  But while listening, one can also hear the influence of modern production values.

OOAME ~ Milanese Nwas

In one sense, Milanese Nwas is a throwback album, its sonic particles and glitched melodies reminiscent of the Apestaartje and intr.version labels of the late 90s and early oughts.  But while listening, one can also hear the influence of modern production values.

Michel Banabila ~ Just Above the Surface

The title is an inversion of expectations; we’re used to reading the words, “just below the surface.”  Sound artist Michel Banabila has been defying classifications for years, and here he does so once again.  The irony is that while the attention is drawn to

Michel Banabila ~ Just Above the Surface

The title is an inversion of expectations; we’re used to reading the words, “just below the surface.”  Sound artist Michel Banabila has been defying classifications for years, and here he does so once again.  The irony is that while the attention is drawn to

Jóhann Jóhannsson 1969-2018

One of our favorite composers, Jóhann Jóhannsson, passed away on Friday in Berlin at the age of 48, and we already miss him.  In addition to producing some of the finest music of our time, he was also a wonderful conductor

Jóhann Jóhannsson 1969-2018

One of our favorite composers, Jóhann Jóhannsson, passed away on Friday in Berlin at the age of 48, and we already miss him.  In addition to producing some of the finest music of our time, he was also a wonderful conductor

Lucas Norer ~ Portbou

What a difference time can make.  In 1940, Portbou (Spain) was a crossing point for refugees fleeing the Nazis, traveling from Marseilles to Lisbon.  A sound-funneling monument now stands there in honor of Walter Benjamin, who after being discovered by

Lucas Norer ~ Portbou

What a difference time can make.  In 1940, Portbou (Spain) was a crossing point for refugees fleeing the Nazis, traveling from Marseilles to Lisbon.  A sound-funneling monument now stands there in honor of Walter Benjamin, who after being discovered by

Jeroen Diepenmaat ~ Tak / Eli Gras ~ Grass Velvet

If you enjoy creative presentations, look no further than the esc.rec. label, whose latest releases are as unique as they come ~ physical editions that speak of permanence and impermanence, while providing reminders of the enduring appeal of touch.  Granted,

Jeroen Diepenmaat ~ Tak / Eli Gras ~ Grass Velvet

If you enjoy creative presentations, look no further than the esc.rec. label, whose latest releases are as unique as they come ~ physical editions that speak of permanence and impermanence, while providing reminders of the enduring appeal of touch.  Granted,

Folklore Tapes ~ Calendar Customs Box Set

In the digital era, it’s harder than ever to find physical releases that work wonderfully as gifts.  There are plenty of great LPs, tapes and discs around, but they lack that sense of wow.  Folklore Tapes has been bucking the trend

Folklore Tapes ~ Calendar Customs Box Set

In the digital era, it’s harder than ever to find physical releases that work wonderfully as gifts.  There are plenty of great LPs, tapes and discs around, but they lack that sense of wow.  Folklore Tapes has been bucking the trend