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

Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker ~ Little Common Twist

The long, friendly shadow of Do Make Say Think stretches across the splendid new set from Chicago improvisers Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker.  Like previous collaboration Cannots, their album plays tricks with the brain.  The first illusion is the cover; what at

Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker ~ Little Common Twist

The long, friendly shadow of Do Make Say Think stretches across the splendid new set from Chicago improvisers Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker.  Like previous collaboration Cannots, their album plays tricks with the brain.  The first illusion is the cover; what at

*Press A* ~ River City Girls, Vane

Megan McDuffee ~ River City Girls Electronic music & the violence of videogames is a constantly recurring relationship ever since Streets of Rage, but what McDuffee has done here is to give that relationship a punk enhancement: kicking ass goes

*Press A* ~ River City Girls, Vane

Megan McDuffee ~ River City Girls Electronic music & the violence of videogames is a constantly recurring relationship ever since Streets of Rage, but what McDuffee has done here is to give that relationship a punk enhancement: kicking ass goes

The Shaking Sensations ~ How Are We to Fight the Blight?

Six and a half years have passed since Start Stop Worrying, and wow, has this Copenhagen band made progress.  We liked them then and we like them even better now.  The quintet’s secret weapon (a double serving of drums!) is in

The Shaking Sensations ~ How Are We to Fight the Blight?

Six and a half years have passed since Start Stop Worrying, and wow, has this Copenhagen band made progress.  We liked them then and we like them even better now.  The quintet’s secret weapon (a double serving of drums!) is in

We Lost The Sea ~ Triumph & Disaster

The world is ending.  We all know it.  While writing this review, I learned that the American president had just allowed corporations to pollute water again.  After all, who needs clean water?  Who needs animals (save for those that taste

We Lost The Sea ~ Triumph & Disaster

The world is ending.  We all know it.  While writing this review, I learned that the American president had just allowed corporations to pollute water again.  After all, who needs clean water?  Who needs animals (save for those that taste

A-Sun Amissa ~ For Burdened and Bright Light

Gizeh Records founder Richard Knox is continually expanding his sonic horizons.  His participation in multiple collectives allows him to change masks and look at the world in different ways.  Even with A-Sun Amissa, he’s produced quieter works than this.  For Burdened

A-Sun Amissa ~ For Burdened and Bright Light

Gizeh Records founder Richard Knox is continually expanding his sonic horizons.  His participation in multiple collectives allows him to change masks and look at the world in different ways.  Even with A-Sun Amissa, he’s produced quieter works than this.  For Burdened

Alaskan Tapes ~ Views From Sixteen Stories

I’m pretty excited about the t-shirt I just ordered from Alaskan Tapes.  It’s a perfect match for the fall, when birds begin to migrate lugubriously, starting their long journey from Toronto (the home of Brady Kendall) to parts south.  The same

Alaskan Tapes ~ Views From Sixteen Stories

I’m pretty excited about the t-shirt I just ordered from Alaskan Tapes.  It’s a perfect match for the fall, when birds begin to migrate lugubriously, starting their long journey from Toronto (the home of Brady Kendall) to parts south.  The same

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

This is the largest preview we’ve ever run, listing over 300 instrumental and experimental albums scheduled from September-November.  We challenge you to find a larger preview anywhere.  Our iPods are filled and our reviewers’ eyes are lighting up.  Now it’s

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

This is the largest preview we’ve ever run, listing over 300 instrumental and experimental albums scheduled from September-November.  We challenge you to find a larger preview anywhere.  Our iPods are filled and our reviewers’ eyes are lighting up.  Now it’s