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

cst121cover_1400px

Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche ~ Pas pire pop, I Love You So Much

Montreal’s Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche is ironically billed as a “stripped down quartet,” as the sound of their second album is as raucous as their first.  The album begins with a boom and never lets up; it’s a non-stop jam that

cst121cover_1400px

Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche ~ Pas pire pop, I Love You So Much

Montreal’s Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche is ironically billed as a “stripped down quartet,” as the sound of their second album is as raucous as their first.  The album begins with a boom and never lets up; it’s a non-stop jam that

pala-pala

Drunken Sufis ~ Pala Pala

It would be silly to say that Drunken Sufis has mellowed with age.  It’s only been a year since the energy drink of Cotton Candy Cluster Bombs, and two since the stuttered glitch of Fiber Optic Tap.  So what is this new melodic undercurrent heard

pala-pala

Drunken Sufis ~ Pala Pala

It would be silly to say that Drunken Sufis has mellowed with age.  It’s only been a year since the energy drink of Cotton Candy Cluster Bombs, and two since the stuttered glitch of Fiber Optic Tap.  So what is this new melodic undercurrent heard

cover

Christian Frederickson, Jason Noble, Ryan Rumery ~ The Painted Bird | Amidst

Amidst is the second of three works written for Pavel Zuštiak’s modern dance trilogy The Painted Bird, which is itself based on the surrealistic novel of the same name written (or patched together) in 1965 by Jerzy Kosinski.  Amidst recently enjoyed a re-launch in

cover

Christian Frederickson, Jason Noble, Ryan Rumery ~ The Painted Bird | Amidst

Amidst is the second of three works written for Pavel Zuštiak’s modern dance trilogy The Painted Bird, which is itself based on the surrealistic novel of the same name written (or patched together) in 1965 by Jerzy Kosinski.  Amidst recently enjoyed a re-launch in

Better_Part_of_Vice_Cover-SQUARE

Often the Thinker ~ Better Part of Vice

Oh, those beautiful horns and strings!  The horns are the first instruments to appear on Better Part of Vice, easing the listener gently into the gorgeously languid “Quarter or Half of Greater or Less,” a track title that makes one question the

Better_Part_of_Vice_Cover-SQUARE

Often the Thinker ~ Better Part of Vice

Oh, those beautiful horns and strings!  The horns are the first instruments to appear on Better Part of Vice, easing the listener gently into the gorgeously languid “Quarter or Half of Greater or Less,” a track title that makes one question the

the-wilderness

ACL 2016: Top Ten Rock and Post-Rock

As autumn approached, we were worried; where were all the good rock and post-rock albums?  But at the end of the year, they entered in a flurry.  What began as a disappointing year turned out to be incredibly solid ~

the-wilderness

ACL 2016: Top Ten Rock and Post-Rock

As autumn approached, we were worried; where were all the good rock and post-rock albums?  But at the end of the year, they entered in a flurry.  What began as a disappointing year turned out to be incredibly solid ~

VBR038_LW_jk

World’s End Girlfriend ~ Last Waltz

This is an album for the end of the world.  Katsuhiko Maeda writes, “we are dancing on the shaking ground … until the end.”  World’s End Girlfriend‘s album is so massive, so apocalyptic, and yes, so contagious that it becomes a

VBR038_LW_jk

World’s End Girlfriend ~ Last Waltz

This is an album for the end of the world.  Katsuhiko Maeda writes, “we are dancing on the shaking ground … until the end.”  World’s End Girlfriend‘s album is so massive, so apocalyptic, and yes, so contagious that it becomes a

films_signs_from_the_past

Films ~ signs from the past

We’re lucky that Japanese composers Takahiro Kido and Yuki Murata are involved in so many projects – it means we get a frequent release schedule from them that alternates between Anoice, Films and solo records, as well as other side projects.

films_signs_from_the_past

Films ~ signs from the past

We’re lucky that Japanese composers Takahiro Kido and Yuki Murata are involved in so many projects – it means we get a frequent release schedule from them that alternates between Anoice, Films and solo records, as well as other side projects.