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

V.A. ~ Notes From the Underground: Experimental Sounds Behind the Iron Curtain

Ever from the Dostoevskian name of this intriguing compilation, there’s a drive to articulate all these avant-garde expressions from beneath the Iron Curtain in the 1970s and 1980s as a form of resistance to the totalitarian utopianism born from the

V.A. ~ Notes From the Underground: Experimental Sounds Behind the Iron Curtain

Ever from the Dostoevskian name of this intriguing compilation, there’s a drive to articulate all these avant-garde expressions from beneath the Iron Curtain in the 1970s and 1980s as a form of resistance to the totalitarian utopianism born from the

Tides of Man ~ Every Nothing

Four and a half years have passed since the Tampa quartet Tides of Man released their debut Young and Courageous ~ enough time for their original website to have been taken over by an actual tide chart.  But now they’ve returned with a vengeance,

Tides of Man ~ Every Nothing

Four and a half years have passed since the Tampa quartet Tides of Man released their debut Young and Courageous ~ enough time for their original website to have been taken over by an actual tide chart.  But now they’ve returned with a vengeance,

Tangled Thoughts of Leaving ~ No Tether

A happy 10th anniversary to Perth’s Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, who have outlasted many contemporaries through evolution.  No Tether is evidence that there is still plenty of room for growth in post-rock, as long as artists are willing to blaze their own

Tangled Thoughts of Leaving ~ No Tether

A happy 10th anniversary to Perth’s Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, who have outlasted many contemporaries through evolution.  No Tether is evidence that there is still plenty of room for growth in post-rock, as long as artists are willing to blaze their own

Whale Fall ~ Sondersongs

L.A. post-rockers Whale Fall have taken four years to record their follow-up to The Madrean.  The time has been well-spent, as they’ve produced another catchy, upbeat, and life-affirming album.  Sondersongs is very much a release of its time, with a timely message

Whale Fall ~ Sondersongs

L.A. post-rockers Whale Fall have taken four years to record their follow-up to The Madrean.  The time has been well-spent, as they’ve produced another catchy, upbeat, and life-affirming album.  Sondersongs is very much a release of its time, with a timely message

Cara Stacey & Camilo Ángeles ~ Ceder

It must have been an interesting moment back in February 2017 when Camilo Ángeles arrived at the studio for a recording session with Cara Stacey. There’s the piano, of course, mic’ed up and ready to go. “That’s good,” says Camilo

Cara Stacey & Camilo Ángeles ~ Ceder

It must have been an interesting moment back in February 2017 when Camilo Ángeles arrived at the studio for a recording session with Cara Stacey. There’s the piano, of course, mic’ed up and ready to go. “That’s good,” says Camilo

Gao Hong & Issam Rafea ~ Life As Is: The Blending of Ancient Souls from Syria and China

The question of whether music is an “universal language” or not has always been, for me, an interesting one, even if it is more often than not framed in the colonialist discourse that essentially equates ‘universal’ with ‘European’. Yet, here

Gao Hong & Issam Rafea ~ Life As Is: The Blending of Ancient Souls from Syria and China

The question of whether music is an “universal language” or not has always been, for me, an interesting one, even if it is more often than not framed in the colonialist discourse that essentially equates ‘universal’ with ‘European’. Yet, here

Run Logan Run ~ The Delicate Balance of Terror

Let’s have a quick test to start with: who is the odd one out between Johnny Mathis, Van Morrison, Laura Mvula and fresh out the blocks jazz duo Run Logan Run? The answer isn’t just that only one of those

Run Logan Run ~ The Delicate Balance of Terror

Let’s have a quick test to start with: who is the odd one out between Johnny Mathis, Van Morrison, Laura Mvula and fresh out the blocks jazz duo Run Logan Run? The answer isn’t just that only one of those