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

The Bug vs. Earth ~ Concrete Desert

Inspired by JG Ballard’s writings, Concrete Desert does feel like one more nail in the coffin of the architectural dreams of mid-20th century modernism, if only because it sounds like vast, empty spaces lifelessly baked by the sun, that ancient

The Bug vs. Earth ~ Concrete Desert

Inspired by JG Ballard’s writings, Concrete Desert does feel like one more nail in the coffin of the architectural dreams of mid-20th century modernism, if only because it sounds like vast, empty spaces lifelessly baked by the sun, that ancient

Levi Patel ~ Affinity

Affinity is a slow grower.  One wants to resist its charms, seeing the traditional post-rock mountain on the cover and hearing the familiar timbres.  But as these blissful songs unfold, they begin to cast a spell.  For this we can credit strong

Levi Patel ~ Affinity

Affinity is a slow grower.  One wants to resist its charms, seeing the traditional post-rock mountain on the cover and hearing the familiar timbres.  But as these blissful songs unfold, they begin to cast a spell.  For this we can credit strong

Oiseaux-Tempête ~ AL-‘AN ! الآن

It may seem strange for an instrumental site to be interested in lyrics, but the primarily instrumental Parisian collective Oiseaux-Tempête has always been political, and today’s political climate is more charged than ever.  How would they react on their new album?

Oiseaux-Tempête ~ AL-‘AN ! الآن

It may seem strange for an instrumental site to be interested in lyrics, but the primarily instrumental Parisian collective Oiseaux-Tempête has always been political, and today’s political climate is more charged than ever.  How would they react on their new album?

Zu ~ Jhator

Zu‘s Jhator is one of the early highlights of the spring season, a toothy, moody, cavernous record inspired by Tibetan funeral practices.  These side-long tracks use repetition and propulsion to inspire a trance-like state. By the end, one feels as if one has

Zu ~ Jhator

Zu‘s Jhator is one of the early highlights of the spring season, a toothy, moody, cavernous record inspired by Tibetan funeral practices.  These side-long tracks use repetition and propulsion to inspire a trance-like state. By the end, one feels as if one has

Skullflower ~ The Spirals of Great Harm

One of the commonplaces of noise is that of excess, and one of the paths such a concept opens up and which is not often explored is that of the wealth implied in an overabundance of sonic material. The Spirals

Skullflower ~ The Spirals of Great Harm

One of the commonplaces of noise is that of excess, and one of the paths such a concept opens up and which is not often explored is that of the wealth implied in an overabundance of sonic material. The Spirals

Daniel Brandt ~ Eternal Something

Momentum is at the core of Eternal Something – a record infused with the spirit of dance music that was originally to be composed entirely of cymbals. That this review is not found in our Experimental section should hint that the

Daniel Brandt ~ Eternal Something

Momentum is at the core of Eternal Something – a record infused with the spirit of dance music that was originally to be composed entirely of cymbals. That this review is not found in our Experimental section should hint that the

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