Author Archives: postrockcafe

ironomi ~ 琹の葉 kotonoha

In Japan, the leaves are falling, but Down Under, spring has just begun.  We recommend kotonoha to our Aussie friends, as the timbre fits.  ironoma extends the season with lush green imagery and lovely jade vinyl, calling the album a “Japanese midsummer saunter

ironomi ~ 琹の葉 kotonoha

In Japan, the leaves are falling, but Down Under, spring has just begun.  We recommend kotonoha to our Aussie friends, as the timbre fits.  ironoma extends the season with lush green imagery and lovely jade vinyl, calling the album a “Japanese midsummer saunter

The Shaking Sensations ~ How Are We to Fight the Blight?

Six and a half years have passed since Start Stop Worrying, and wow, has this Copenhagen band made progress.  We liked them then and we like them even better now.  The quintet’s secret weapon (a double serving of drums!) is in

The Shaking Sensations ~ How Are We to Fight the Blight?

Six and a half years have passed since Start Stop Worrying, and wow, has this Copenhagen band made progress.  We liked them then and we like them even better now.  The quintet’s secret weapon (a double serving of drums!) is in

Bruno Bavota ~ Get Lost

Romantic composer Bruno Bavota continues to evolve on his latest album.  We have always known the pianist as a warm, happy individual, seemingly untouched by the world.  But recent societal shifts have grown so bad they have affected his outlook.  And if

Bruno Bavota ~ Get Lost

Romantic composer Bruno Bavota continues to evolve on his latest album.  We have always known the pianist as a warm, happy individual, seemingly untouched by the world.  But recent societal shifts have grown so bad they have affected his outlook.  And if

Minor Pieces ~ The Heavy Steps of Dreaming

Ian William Craig is a perennial presence in our year-end charts.  His gorgeous, operatic voice, fed through layers of tape decay, is instantly recognizable.  But until this point, he’s always sounded a bit lonely.  All of this changes on The Heavy Steps

Minor Pieces ~ The Heavy Steps of Dreaming

Ian William Craig is a perennial presence in our year-end charts.  His gorgeous, operatic voice, fed through layers of tape decay, is instantly recognizable.  But until this point, he’s always sounded a bit lonely.  All of this changes on The Heavy Steps

Dominik Eulberg ~ Mannigfaltig

In We Are the Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer laments the fact that climate change, despite the incredible threat, is also incredibly boring to talk about.  Species die, coastlands disappear, and our eyes are riveted to scenes of rescue; but then the

Dominik Eulberg ~ Mannigfaltig

In We Are the Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer laments the fact that climate change, despite the incredible threat, is also incredibly boring to talk about.  Species die, coastlands disappear, and our eyes are riveted to scenes of rescue; but then the

We Lost The Sea ~ Triumph & Disaster

The world is ending.  We all know it.  While writing this review, I learned that the American president had just allowed corporations to pollute water again.  After all, who needs clean water?  Who needs animals (save for those that taste

We Lost The Sea ~ Triumph & Disaster

The world is ending.  We all know it.  While writing this review, I learned that the American president had just allowed corporations to pollute water again.  After all, who needs clean water?  Who needs animals (save for those that taste

Ed Carlsen ~ Morning Hour

Morning Hour is a fun and fascinating album.  Multi-instrumentalist Ed Carlsen uses the form of modern composition, yet nearly every track blooms into beat-driven, electronic timbres.  Then just as one is prepared to call it an electronic set, the piano makes

Ed Carlsen ~ Morning Hour

Morning Hour is a fun and fascinating album.  Multi-instrumentalist Ed Carlsen uses the form of modern composition, yet nearly every track blooms into beat-driven, electronic timbres.  Then just as one is prepared to call it an electronic set, the piano makes