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

sleepmakeswaves ~ Made of Breath Only

No horns?  No strings?  It takes a while to adjust to the new, more muscular sound of sleepmakeswaves, but by the time the ten-and-a-half-minute monster “the edge of everything” drops, it all clicks.  Literally, we might add, as the combination of live and

sleepmakeswaves ~ Made of Breath Only

No horns?  No strings?  It takes a while to adjust to the new, more muscular sound of sleepmakeswaves, but by the time the ten-and-a-half-minute monster “the edge of everything” drops, it all clicks.  Literally, we might add, as the combination of live and

Richard Pinhas ~ Reverse

At some point, this was going to be Richard Pinhas‘ final album. He even had the title – the social media-troubling @Last. This farewell was conceived and begun at a particularly dark point in his life – he lost his

Richard Pinhas ~ Reverse

At some point, this was going to be Richard Pinhas‘ final album. He even had the title – the social media-troubling @Last. This farewell was conceived and begun at a particularly dark point in his life – he lost his

Keiji Haino / Jozef Dumoulin / Teun Verbruggen ~ The Miracles of Only One Thing

With an arcane name typical of Keiji Haino works, this collaboration involving Belgian improvisers Jozef Dumoulin (Fender Rhodes & electronics) and Teun Verbruggen (drums & electronics) draws together live and studio cuts that help create a sense of visceral, yet

Keiji Haino / Jozef Dumoulin / Teun Verbruggen ~ The Miracles of Only One Thing

With an arcane name typical of Keiji Haino works, this collaboration involving Belgian improvisers Jozef Dumoulin (Fender Rhodes & electronics) and Teun Verbruggen (drums & electronics) draws together live and studio cuts that help create a sense of visceral, yet

My Education ~ Schiphol

Yes, Schipol holds the post-rock staples: repetitive riffs, layers, dynamics and lengthy tracks, but those are about all the clichés you’ll find. Hailing from Austin, TX, My Education has been creating sounds since 1999. Their cast of members has rotated over

My Education ~ Schiphol

Yes, Schipol holds the post-rock staples: repetitive riffs, layers, dynamics and lengthy tracks, but those are about all the clichés you’ll find. Hailing from Austin, TX, My Education has been creating sounds since 1999. Their cast of members has rotated over

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,

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,

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,

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,

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

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