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

Szun Waves ~ New Hymn to Freedom

The concept of the ‘super-group’ is one that, thankfully, remains confined to rock-centric circles; it is, in a nutshell, a loose partnership of musicians from other bands who aren’t quite able to scratch the itch where they are at the

Szun Waves ~ New Hymn to Freedom

The concept of the ‘super-group’ is one that, thankfully, remains confined to rock-centric circles; it is, in a nutshell, a loose partnership of musicians from other bands who aren’t quite able to scratch the itch where they are at the

Mésange ~ Gypsy Moth

With a French name for a common bird and an album title alluding to journeying, metamorphosis and reaching to light, Mésange convey a great deal of imagery, themes and ideals in three short words. The captivating sounds this UK-based duo

Mésange ~ Gypsy Moth

With a French name for a common bird and an album title alluding to journeying, metamorphosis and reaching to light, Mésange convey a great deal of imagery, themes and ideals in three short words. The captivating sounds this UK-based duo

Joshua Van Tassel ~ Crossworlds

The album was already a blast ~ a dramatic orchestral rock project featuring underwater field recordings from Newfoundland and a generous array of newly created instruments.  But then they went ahead and added a hardback book, pumpkin colored, gold gilded

Joshua Van Tassel ~ Crossworlds

The album was already a blast ~ a dramatic orchestral rock project featuring underwater field recordings from Newfoundland and a generous array of newly created instruments.  But then they went ahead and added a hardback book, pumpkin colored, gold gilded

Sejd ~ Ben & hjärta

Swedish post-rock septet Sejd wastes no time getting to the good stuff.  Opener “Storm and stiltje” (“Storm and lull”) is a bold move.  A quarter-hour in length, it’s also more than a quarter of the album.  The title is perfect for a

Sejd ~ Ben & hjärta

Swedish post-rock septet Sejd wastes no time getting to the good stuff.  Opener “Storm and stiltje” (“Storm and lull”) is a bold move.  A quarter-hour in length, it’s also more than a quarter of the album.  The title is perfect for a

Bonniesongs ~ Strings

A single string can be a fragile thing, but together they can be mighty. A spider can get around with one gossamer thread but it won’t catch much, yet if it combines its lines into a web some unsuspecting fly

Bonniesongs ~ Strings

A single string can be a fragile thing, but together they can be mighty. A spider can get around with one gossamer thread but it won’t catch much, yet if it combines its lines into a web some unsuspecting fly

Enno Voss ~ Currents

A recent Bud Light ad portrays a commoner in a stockade.  His crime:  ordering an “autumnal mead.”  The tagline:  “For the many, not the few.”  I sympathize with the commoner, because I’m one of the few; I like things to

Enno Voss ~ Currents

A recent Bud Light ad portrays a commoner in a stockade.  His crime:  ordering an “autumnal mead.”  The tagline:  “For the many, not the few.”  I sympathize with the commoner, because I’m one of the few; I like things to

Jerusalem In My Heart ~ Daqa’iq Tudiaq

There’s a lot to unpack with this record, but the easiest entry point is just to listen.  What do you hear?  What do you associate with what you hear?  How does the music make you feel? Arabic music sounds different

Jerusalem In My Heart ~ Daqa’iq Tudiaq

There’s a lot to unpack with this record, but the easiest entry point is just to listen.  What do you hear?  What do you associate with what you hear?  How does the music make you feel? Arabic music sounds different