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

David Lord ~ Forest Standards Vol. 2

If the bridge between Radiohead and David Lord feels easy enough to cross, it’s only because of the unorthodox application of traditional songwriting. These are standards, afterall. There’s a tongue-in-cheekiness to the straightforward regimen of one player soloing over repeating

David Lord ~ Forest Standards Vol. 2

If the bridge between Radiohead and David Lord feels easy enough to cross, it’s only because of the unorthodox application of traditional songwriting. These are standards, afterall. There’s a tongue-in-cheekiness to the straightforward regimen of one player soloing over repeating

Folklore Tapes ~ Tales of the Monstone

Folklore Tapes has been relatively quiet this year, but the label was not going to miss Halloween, especially when sitting on a tale boasting bunnies, the occult and the plague.  The 12″ Tales of the Monstone is offered in another elaborate package

Folklore Tapes ~ Tales of the Monstone

Folklore Tapes has been relatively quiet this year, but the label was not going to miss Halloween, especially when sitting on a tale boasting bunnies, the occult and the plague.  The 12″ Tales of the Monstone is offered in another elaborate package

VeldHans ~ The Becalming

“An Englishman and an American in Amsterdam” joined forces during the pandemic to produce VeldHans.  The album sounds like the warmth of a fire, a glass of spirits and an open story book.  Jonathan Brown (Dusty Stray) and Stuart Cullen (Pilote)

VeldHans ~ The Becalming

“An Englishman and an American in Amsterdam” joined forces during the pandemic to produce VeldHans.  The album sounds like the warmth of a fire, a glass of spirits and an open story book.  Jonathan Brown (Dusty Stray) and Stuart Cullen (Pilote)

SPAZA ~ UPRIZE!

Black Lives Matter.  While this statement has always been true, in recent history it has reached the public consciousness at certain juncture points: the 60s and today in the United States, and 1976 in South Africa. UPRIZE! is a film about

SPAZA ~ UPRIZE!

Black Lives Matter.  While this statement has always been true, in recent history it has reached the public consciousness at certain juncture points: the 60s and today in the United States, and 1976 in South Africa. UPRIZE! is a film about

Ranges ~ Babel / Confusion of Tongues

There’s a lot to unpack in Ranges’ extravagant new release ~ literally, for those fortunate enough to own the deluxe edition.  Our top rock/post-rock pick for fall 2020 pulls out all the stops in concept and execution, while turning the studio knobs

Ranges ~ Babel / Confusion of Tongues

There’s a lot to unpack in Ranges’ extravagant new release ~ literally, for those fortunate enough to own the deluxe edition.  Our top rock/post-rock pick for fall 2020 pulls out all the stops in concept and execution, while turning the studio knobs

Fall Music Preview ~ Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

The largest instrumental music preview on the planet returns, boasting as many releases as there are days in the year!  Most of these will be released in the next two months, and we’ve listened to at least a piece of

Fall Music Preview ~ Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

The largest instrumental music preview on the planet returns, boasting as many releases as there are days in the year!  Most of these will be released in the next two months, and we’ve listened to at least a piece of

Matt Wilson Quartet ~ Hug!

Matt Wilson Quartet‘s late summer Hug! is a hopeful reminder of one of the things we miss the most.  While a virtual hug is not a hug, a sonic hug can offer a form of internal warmth.  This is the drummer’s 14th

Matt Wilson Quartet ~ Hug!

Matt Wilson Quartet‘s late summer Hug! is a hopeful reminder of one of the things we miss the most.  While a virtual hug is not a hug, a sonic hug can offer a form of internal warmth.  This is the drummer’s 14th

Peals ~ Honey

Credit the good folks at Thrill Jockey for bringing this release the attention it deserves; Honey is exactly what we need in our tea.  Peals‘ album was initially released in 2016, but never properly submitted, which is how we missed it. Turns

Peals ~ Honey

Credit the good folks at Thrill Jockey for bringing this release the attention it deserves; Honey is exactly what we need in our tea.  Peals‘ album was initially released in 2016, but never properly submitted, which is how we missed it. Turns