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

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Foudre! ~ Earth

Supergroup alert!  We’ve reviewed all of the artists in the Foudre! collective, comprised of Frédéric D. Oberland (Oiseaux-Tempête, The Rustle Of The Stars, FareWell Poetry), Romain Barbot and Grégory Buffier (Saåad), Paul Régimbeau (Mondkopf), and Christine Ott.  Separately, their work encompasses multiple genres,

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Foudre! ~ Earth

Supergroup alert!  We’ve reviewed all of the artists in the Foudre! collective, comprised of Frédéric D. Oberland (Oiseaux-Tempête, The Rustle Of The Stars, FareWell Poetry), Romain Barbot and Grégory Buffier (Saåad), Paul Régimbeau (Mondkopf), and Christine Ott.  Separately, their work encompasses multiple genres,

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Radament ~ S/T

If the recorded debut of duo Radament doesn’t sound like a debut, it’s because Barcelona’s Juanjo Fernández (piano and composition) and Giorgio Fausto Menossi (drums) have plenty of experience in other bands.  Their inspired collaboration shifts between composition and improvisation, as well as classical,

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Radament ~ S/T

If the recorded debut of duo Radament doesn’t sound like a debut, it’s because Barcelona’s Juanjo Fernández (piano and composition) and Giorgio Fausto Menossi (drums) have plenty of experience in other bands.  Their inspired collaboration shifts between composition and improvisation, as well as classical,

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Last Builders of Empire ~ Άͅδης | Hades

We greatly enjoyed Last Builders of Empire‘s Post-War, a conceptual album that served as the soundtrack to a soldier’s last letter.  Hades can be seen as a natural follow-up to that work, taking the Dante insprirations to an even deeper level.  Over the

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Last Builders of Empire ~ Άͅδης | Hades

We greatly enjoyed Last Builders of Empire‘s Post-War, a conceptual album that served as the soundtrack to a soldier’s last letter.  Hades can be seen as a natural follow-up to that work, taking the Dante insprirations to an even deeper level.  Over the

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Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche ~ Pas pire pop, I Love You So Much

Montreal’s Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche is ironically billed as a “stripped down quartet,” as the sound of their second album is as raucous as their first.  The album begins with a boom and never lets up; it’s a non-stop jam that

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Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche ~ Pas pire pop, I Love You So Much

Montreal’s Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche is ironically billed as a “stripped down quartet,” as the sound of their second album is as raucous as their first.  The album begins with a boom and never lets up; it’s a non-stop jam that

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Drunken Sufis ~ Pala Pala

It would be silly to say that Drunken Sufis has mellowed with age.  It’s only been a year since the energy drink of Cotton Candy Cluster Bombs, and two since the stuttered glitch of Fiber Optic Tap.  So what is this new melodic undercurrent heard

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Drunken Sufis ~ Pala Pala

It would be silly to say that Drunken Sufis has mellowed with age.  It’s only been a year since the energy drink of Cotton Candy Cluster Bombs, and two since the stuttered glitch of Fiber Optic Tap.  So what is this new melodic undercurrent heard

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Christian Frederickson, Jason Noble, Ryan Rumery ~ The Painted Bird | Amidst

Amidst is the second of three works written for Pavel Zuštiak’s modern dance trilogy The Painted Bird, which is itself based on the surrealistic novel of the same name written (or patched together) in 1965 by Jerzy Kosinski.  Amidst recently enjoyed a re-launch in

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Christian Frederickson, Jason Noble, Ryan Rumery ~ The Painted Bird | Amidst

Amidst is the second of three works written for Pavel Zuštiak’s modern dance trilogy The Painted Bird, which is itself based on the surrealistic novel of the same name written (or patched together) in 1965 by Jerzy Kosinski.  Amidst recently enjoyed a re-launch in

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Often the Thinker ~ Better Part of Vice

Oh, those beautiful horns and strings!  The horns are the first instruments to appear on Better Part of Vice, easing the listener gently into the gorgeously languid “Quarter or Half of Greater or Less,” a track title that makes one question the

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Often the Thinker ~ Better Part of Vice

Oh, those beautiful horns and strings!  The horns are the first instruments to appear on Better Part of Vice, easing the listener gently into the gorgeously languid “Quarter or Half of Greater or Less,” a track title that makes one question the