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

NYOS ~ Navigation

After two black-and-white albums and one black-and-white single, Finland guitar and drums duo NYOS has finally burst into color.  The cool wintry blue artwork of Navigation is a confident metaphor for the music, which continues to surprise.  Thanks to the looping, there’s no way

NYOS ~ Navigation

After two black-and-white albums and one black-and-white single, Finland guitar and drums duo NYOS has finally burst into color.  The cool wintry blue artwork of Navigation is a confident metaphor for the music, which continues to surprise.  Thanks to the looping, there’s no way

We Stood Like Kings ~ USA 1982

Brussels quartet We Stood Like Kings has no shortage of ambition.  After releasing scores for the silent films Berlin and A Sixth Part of the World, they’ve chosen to tackle a more modern film that is known for its score.  It’s hard to think of Koyaanisqatsi without

We Stood Like Kings ~ USA 1982

Brussels quartet We Stood Like Kings has no shortage of ambition.  After releasing scores for the silent films Berlin and A Sixth Part of the World, they’ve chosen to tackle a more modern film that is known for its score.  It’s hard to think of Koyaanisqatsi without

Liam J. Hennessey ~ Held

Ah, the middle of summer, when the sun is high in the sky and the clouds offer a widescreen array of steadily changing shapes.  We notice these things when we’re outside.  The old men take Polaroids, the young men use

Liam J. Hennessey ~ Held

Ah, the middle of summer, when the sun is high in the sky and the clouds offer a widescreen array of steadily changing shapes.  We notice these things when we’re outside.  The old men take Polaroids, the young men use

The Doomed Bird of Providence ~ Burrowed Into The Soft Sky

Before 2017, The Doomed Bird of Providence was a vocal band, known for its stories of Australian colonial history.  Leader Mark Kluzek, an Australian living in the U.K., released a series of albums and EPs featuring an ever-changing lineup.  Fair comparisons were

The Doomed Bird of Providence ~ Burrowed Into The Soft Sky

Before 2017, The Doomed Bird of Providence was a vocal band, known for its stories of Australian colonial history.  Leader Mark Kluzek, an Australian living in the U.K., released a series of albums and EPs featuring an ever-changing lineup.  Fair comparisons were

I/O ~ Anyone, Anywhere

Boston post-rock septet I/O has come a long way in three years.  2014’s Saudade was a solid debut, albeit nondescript.  Anyone, Anywhere adds brass and strings and dares listeners to dismiss it.  The tasteful integration of these elements, along with careful sequencing, lifts the band’s

I/O ~ Anyone, Anywhere

Boston post-rock septet I/O has come a long way in three years.  2014’s Saudade was a solid debut, albeit nondescript.  Anyone, Anywhere adds brass and strings and dares listeners to dismiss it.  The tasteful integration of these elements, along with careful sequencing, lifts the band’s

The Chapel of Exquises Ardents Pears ~ TorqueMadra

Sometimes a collaboration is more than just a collaboration, it’s a statement.  And even though this blended band doesn’t make its statement explicit, the friendship between France’s Anathème and the U.K.’s Stems underlines the thought that Brexit is a very bad idea.

The Chapel of Exquises Ardents Pears ~ TorqueMadra

Sometimes a collaboration is more than just a collaboration, it’s a statement.  And even though this blended band doesn’t make its statement explicit, the friendship between France’s Anathème and the U.K.’s Stems underlines the thought that Brexit is a very bad idea.

Ending Satellites ~ The lost tapes | Vol. B

Catchy crossover post-rock seems in short supply these days.  We love the genre and want it to thrive, which is where artists such as Ending Satellites come in ~ able to celebrate the more accessible aspects of post-rock without compromising its principles.

Ending Satellites ~ The lost tapes | Vol. B

Catchy crossover post-rock seems in short supply these days.  We love the genre and want it to thrive, which is where artists such as Ending Satellites come in ~ able to celebrate the more accessible aspects of post-rock without compromising its principles.