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

Russian Circles ~ Blood Year

Chicago trio Russian Circles is taking its time, and it shows.  Blood Year is precise where it needs to be and unhinged when necessary.  The album floats from an ambient beginning to a pummeling ending. Once the drums of “Arluck” arrive, fans will

Russian Circles ~ Blood Year

Chicago trio Russian Circles is taking its time, and it shows.  Blood Year is precise where it needs to be and unhinged when necessary.  The album floats from an ambient beginning to a pummeling ending. Once the drums of “Arluck” arrive, fans will

Heron ~ Sun Release

Sun Release is a perfect summer album, sonically, visually and thematically.  Over the past four months, while we’ve waited for the season to begin, we’ve been warmed by a trio of singles, each stamped by the same bright orange orb.  Now

Heron ~ Sun Release

Sun Release is a perfect summer album, sonically, visually and thematically.  Over the past four months, while we’ve waited for the season to begin, we’ve been warmed by a trio of singles, each stamped by the same bright orange orb.  Now

*Press A* ~ Outer Wilds; Sigma Theory: Global Cold War

Andrew Prahlow ~ Outer Wilds Soundtracking a game about space adventure and the end of the universe, Outer Wilds takes us on a journey that oscillates between the gently sublime and the faintly terrifying. These shifts occur both across the

*Press A* ~ Outer Wilds; Sigma Theory: Global Cold War

Andrew Prahlow ~ Outer Wilds Soundtracking a game about space adventure and the end of the universe, Outer Wilds takes us on a journey that oscillates between the gently sublime and the faintly terrifying. These shifts occur both across the

Jambinai ~ ONDA

When a post-rock band plays the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics, it’s fair to say that the genre has legs; but in order for a genre to have legs, it must prove itself worthy of reinvention.  This is exactly

Jambinai ~ ONDA

When a post-rock band plays the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics, it’s fair to say that the genre has legs; but in order for a genre to have legs, it must prove itself worthy of reinvention.  This is exactly

Often the Thinker ~ Greatest Possible Tenderness

San Diego is known for morning fog and afternoon sun, pleasant dispositions and easy-moving traffic.  The city is colorful and vibrant, and has produced a post-rock band to match.  Often the Thinker‘s brass section may be its not-so secret strength,

Often the Thinker ~ Greatest Possible Tenderness

San Diego is known for morning fog and afternoon sun, pleasant dispositions and easy-moving traffic.  The city is colorful and vibrant, and has produced a post-rock band to match.  Often the Thinker‘s brass section may be its not-so secret strength,

Ikarus ~ Mosaismic

Mosaismic as an angular cityscape wandered through on chilly spring mornings, its buildings vacant and squares ghostly. The geometric intersects with the organic in these spaces, as morning moves through day and people submit to their day’s purpose. Each individual

Ikarus ~ Mosaismic

Mosaismic as an angular cityscape wandered through on chilly spring mornings, its buildings vacant and squares ghostly. The geometric intersects with the organic in these spaces, as morning moves through day and people submit to their day’s purpose. Each individual

The Phonometrician ~ Mnemosyne

We’ve been excited about the debut album from Mexico City’s The Phonometrician (Carlos Morales) ever since we heard “The Fall of Cormonan” last fall.  And once we saw João Ruas’ steampunk cover, our anticipation went through the roof.  As usual, Lost Tribe

The Phonometrician ~ Mnemosyne

We’ve been excited about the debut album from Mexico City’s The Phonometrician (Carlos Morales) ever since we heard “The Fall of Cormonan” last fall.  And once we saw João Ruas’ steampunk cover, our anticipation went through the roof.  As usual, Lost Tribe