Category Archives: Rock, Post-Rock, Folk and Jazz

sleepmakeswaves ~ these are not your dreams

We’ve gone an entire season without reviewing a post-rock album, which we suspect has never happened before.  We’ve been waiting for an album to blow us away.  Fortunately, since sleepmakeswaves has been releasing these are not your dreams as an EP trilogy, we’ve been

sleepmakeswaves ~ these are not your dreams

We’ve gone an entire season without reviewing a post-rock album, which we suspect has never happened before.  We’ve been waiting for an album to blow us away.  Fortunately, since sleepmakeswaves has been releasing these are not your dreams as an EP trilogy, we’ve been

William Ryan Fritch ~ The Letdown

As the first album in Lost Tribe Sound’s new series Built Upon a Fearful Void, The Letdown is anything but.  It’s also the first William Ryan Fritch album that doesn’t sound like William Ryan Fritch, which is quite an accomplishment given the fact that

William Ryan Fritch ~ The Letdown

As the first album in Lost Tribe Sound’s new series Built Upon a Fearful Void, The Letdown is anything but.  It’s also the first William Ryan Fritch album that doesn’t sound like William Ryan Fritch, which is quite an accomplishment given the fact that

Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York ~ Entity

Satoko Fujii has been a presence in avant-garde jazz since the late 1990s. She has released albums prolifically, as a solo pianist, or in duets and ensembles. Her most remarkable achievements have been as leader and composer for big bands.

Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York ~ Entity

Satoko Fujii has been a presence in avant-garde jazz since the late 1990s. She has released albums prolifically, as a solo pianist, or in duets and ensembles. Her most remarkable achievements have been as leader and composer for big bands.

Luke Howard Trio ~ The Shadow EP

In this unprecedented year, some things never change. In this case, it’s us reviewing a Luke Howard record ~ although despite this being their fourth release, we haven’t until now covered the trio that one of our favourite pianists fronts.

Luke Howard Trio ~ The Shadow EP

In this unprecedented year, some things never change. In this case, it’s us reviewing a Luke Howard record ~ although despite this being their fourth release, we haven’t until now covered the trio that one of our favourite pianists fronts.

Methods Body ~ S/T

The self-titled album from Methods Body is engaging and unpredictable, beginning in one place and ending where few might expect. The LP is broken into two parts, “Quiet” and “Claimed Events,” each with its own sub-movements.  Contrary to expectation, “Quiet” is anything

Methods Body ~ S/T

The self-titled album from Methods Body is engaging and unpredictable, beginning in one place and ending where few might expect. The LP is broken into two parts, “Quiet” and “Claimed Events,” each with its own sub-movements.  Contrary to expectation, “Quiet” is anything

Lost Tribe Sound ~ Fearful Void Series

Our Label of the Year in 2019 returns with a vengeance in 2020.  One would think that the title Fearful Void was a response to the current crisis, but it has actually been in the works for years.  The same label that

Lost Tribe Sound ~ Fearful Void Series

Our Label of the Year in 2019 returns with a vengeance in 2020.  One would think that the title Fearful Void was a response to the current crisis, but it has actually been in the works for years.  The same label that

Wolfhand ~ The Devil Arrives

We love the instrumental spaghetti western doom genre, although few releases qualify.  Wolfhand‘s new album is an exemplar.  The band cites Earth, Dirty Three and Barn Owl as references; we detect hints of Murder By Death and Red Dead Redemption.

Wolfhand ~ The Devil Arrives

We love the instrumental spaghetti western doom genre, although few releases qualify.  Wolfhand‘s new album is an exemplar.  The band cites Earth, Dirty Three and Barn Owl as references; we detect hints of Murder By Death and Red Dead Redemption.

Horse Lords ~ The Common Task

Like the Bridget Riley-styled art of the album cover, The Common Task seems to emerge, fully armed, from the traces of a bright modernist history whose ruins yet infuse our hearts with hope. The many references of the album have

Horse Lords ~ The Common Task

Like the Bridget Riley-styled art of the album cover, The Common Task seems to emerge, fully armed, from the traces of a bright modernist history whose ruins yet infuse our hearts with hope. The many references of the album have