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

Often the Thinker ~ Greatest Possible Tenderness

San Diego is known for morning fog and afternoon sun, pleasant dispositions and easy-moving traffic.  The city is colorful and vibrant, and has produced a post-rock band to match.  Often the Thinker‘s brass section may be its not-so secret strength,

Often the Thinker ~ Greatest Possible Tenderness

San Diego is known for morning fog and afternoon sun, pleasant dispositions and easy-moving traffic.  The city is colorful and vibrant, and has produced a post-rock band to match.  Often the Thinker‘s brass section may be its not-so secret strength,

Ikarus ~ Mosaismic

Mosaismic as an angular cityscape wandered through on chilly spring mornings, its buildings vacant and squares ghostly. The geometric intersects with the organic in these spaces, as morning moves through day and people submit to their day’s purpose. Each individual

Ikarus ~ Mosaismic

Mosaismic as an angular cityscape wandered through on chilly spring mornings, its buildings vacant and squares ghostly. The geometric intersects with the organic in these spaces, as morning moves through day and people submit to their day’s purpose. Each individual

The Phonometrician ~ Mnemosyne

We’ve been excited about the debut album from Mexico City’s The Phonometrician (Carlos Morales) ever since we heard “The Fall of Cormonan” last fall.  And once we saw João Ruas’ steampunk cover, our anticipation went through the roof.  As usual, Lost Tribe

The Phonometrician ~ Mnemosyne

We’ve been excited about the debut album from Mexico City’s The Phonometrician (Carlos Morales) ever since we heard “The Fall of Cormonan” last fall.  And once we saw João Ruas’ steampunk cover, our anticipation went through the roof.  As usual, Lost Tribe

astrïd ~ A Porthole (I)

Rachel Grimes added her blessing to 2017’s Through the Sparkle, and while her piano is absent here, her spirit remains.  With each release, astrïd seems more like the heir apparent to Rachel’s.  Like that Kentucky collective, they love a conceptual release, and A Porthole

astrïd ~ A Porthole (I)

Rachel Grimes added her blessing to 2017’s Through the Sparkle, and while her piano is absent here, her spirit remains.  With each release, astrïd seems more like the heir apparent to Rachel’s.  Like that Kentucky collective, they love a conceptual release, and A Porthole

Neal Heppleston ~ Folk Songs for Double Bass

Neal Heppleston calls the album folk, while we label it post-rock; fortunately we have one category that covers both.  Folk Songs for Double Bass pours folk lyrics into instrumental post-rock forges, opening new avenues of appreciation.  No longer do the old songs

Neal Heppleston ~ Folk Songs for Double Bass

Neal Heppleston calls the album folk, while we label it post-rock; fortunately we have one category that covers both.  Folk Songs for Double Bass pours folk lyrics into instrumental post-rock forges, opening new avenues of appreciation.  No longer do the old songs

The Hardy Tree ~ Stagdale

Over the past decade, Clay Pipe Music has been a reliable imprint, carving out a distinctive niche. While the artists have varied, the tone has remained consistent, centering on a type of British folk music that has one foot in

The Hardy Tree ~ Stagdale

Over the past decade, Clay Pipe Music has been a reliable imprint, carving out a distinctive niche. While the artists have varied, the tone has remained consistent, centering on a type of British folk music that has one foot in

The Pirate Ship Quintet ~ Emitter

Last week, we chose Emitter as our pick of the season in post-rock.  It’s been a long journey for the Bristol band, a dozen years spent at sea.  The course of The Pirate Ship Quintet led through troubled waters, but now the ship is

The Pirate Ship Quintet ~ Emitter

Last week, we chose Emitter as our pick of the season in post-rock.  It’s been a long journey for the Bristol band, a dozen years spent at sea.  The course of The Pirate Ship Quintet led through troubled waters, but now the ship is