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

Arms of Tripoli ~ Daughters

After their second release, Dream in Tongues, two of Arms of Tripoli’s core members departed, leaving the other three band members at a crossroads. After a difficult discussion, George, Jaimie and Mike used their desire to persevere and began experimenting

Arms of Tripoli ~ Daughters

After their second release, Dream in Tongues, two of Arms of Tripoli’s core members departed, leaving the other three band members at a crossroads. After a difficult discussion, George, Jaimie and Mike used their desire to persevere and began experimenting

Do Make Say Think ~ Stubborn Persistent Illusions

A specific passage during my first listen to the new Do Make Say Think record – the band’s first for eight years – made me realise they still have something profoundly special to offer.  It arrives two minutes into “And

Do Make Say Think ~ Stubborn Persistent Illusions

A specific passage during my first listen to the new Do Make Say Think record – the band’s first for eight years – made me realise they still have something profoundly special to offer.  It arrives two minutes into “And

Jessica Moss ~ Pools of Light

There is a warm solemnity to Pools of Light, like participating in a communal prayer, where hopes are a dream to ward off death, an ultimate end that is nonetheless a welcome fact of life. Inasmuch, at least, as it

Jessica Moss ~ Pools of Light

There is a warm solemnity to Pools of Light, like participating in a communal prayer, where hopes are a dream to ward off death, an ultimate end that is nonetheless a welcome fact of life. Inasmuch, at least, as it

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