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

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

Detieti ~ Frogressive Punk

You knew this was odd when you saw it, right?  That’s what a cover can do: tip off the listener to what may be inside.  When one hears the giant chords of the opener, the high operatic voice, the military

Detieti ~ Frogressive Punk

You knew this was odd when you saw it, right?  That’s what a cover can do: tip off the listener to what may be inside.  When one hears the giant chords of the opener, the high operatic voice, the military

Spurv ~ Myra

We’ve been waiting all year for a great post-rock album, and as summer approaches, we’ve finally gotten one. Norwegian sextet Spurv has made major strides since 2015’s Skarntyde, which demonstrated substantial progress from 2012’s debut.  On Myra, the tracks are shorter, the riffs more

Spurv ~ Myra

We’ve been waiting all year for a great post-rock album, and as summer approaches, we’ve finally gotten one. Norwegian sextet Spurv has made major strides since 2015’s Skarntyde, which demonstrated substantial progress from 2012’s debut.  On Myra, the tracks are shorter, the riffs more

Laurence Pike ~ Distant Early Warning

The name may be only vaguely familiar but there is a good chance you will have an album (or at least a song) in your collection on which Laurence Pike plays. His regular gig as one-third of PVT (previously Pivot)

Laurence Pike ~ Distant Early Warning

The name may be only vaguely familiar but there is a good chance you will have an album (or at least a song) in your collection on which Laurence Pike plays. His regular gig as one-third of PVT (previously Pivot)

VLMV ~ Stranded, Not Lost

Many of the year’s best post-rock albums have been so subtle they border on ambience.  Stranded, Not Lost is the latest of these, marking the premiere appearance of VLMV, formerly ALMA, comprised of alumni from Codes in the Clouds (one of whom

VLMV ~ Stranded, Not Lost

Many of the year’s best post-rock albums have been so subtle they border on ambience.  Stranded, Not Lost is the latest of these, marking the premiere appearance of VLMV, formerly ALMA, comprised of alumni from Codes in the Clouds (one of whom

Birds of Passage ~ The Death of Our Invention

Alicia Merz cultivates wilderness within vulnerability. The New Zealand singer-songwriter known as Birds of Passage pens faded folk frayed by silvery drones, attic songs whispered while one’s parents quarrel downstairs. But The Death of Our Invention doesn’t sag with what’s

Birds of Passage ~ The Death of Our Invention

Alicia Merz cultivates wilderness within vulnerability. The New Zealand singer-songwriter known as Birds of Passage pens faded folk frayed by silvery drones, attic songs whispered while one’s parents quarrel downstairs. But The Death of Our Invention doesn’t sag with what’s

Cavern of Anti-Matter ~ Hormone Lemonade

A band break-up, although it’s a fraught experience for the people involved, does not have the same ripple effect that is caused by, say, a couple in your social circle splitting up – you don’t have to work out who

Cavern of Anti-Matter ~ Hormone Lemonade

A band break-up, although it’s a fraught experience for the people involved, does not have the same ripple effect that is caused by, say, a couple in your social circle splitting up – you don’t have to work out who