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

Memory Drawings ~ Phantom Lights

One of the many projects that spun out of defunct Leeds-based band Hood, Anglo/American collective Memory Drawings employs an unusual combination of hammered dulcimer and guitar. Phantom Lights started life as a limited-run tour CDr, and now has been given new

Memory Drawings ~ Phantom Lights

One of the many projects that spun out of defunct Leeds-based band Hood, Anglo/American collective Memory Drawings employs an unusual combination of hammered dulcimer and guitar. Phantom Lights started life as a limited-run tour CDr, and now has been given new

V/A ~ Ethereal Transects: The Lore of Celestial Objects

Ethereal Transects is a perfect December album, leaning into the winter solstice.  The set honors the celestial orbs of our solar system, starting with the Sun and eventually restoring a bit of Pluto’s lost honor.  Each artist selected a specific body

V/A ~ Ethereal Transects: The Lore of Celestial Objects

Ethereal Transects is a perfect December album, leaning into the winter solstice.  The set honors the celestial orbs of our solar system, starting with the Sun and eventually restoring a bit of Pluto’s lost honor.  Each artist selected a specific body

Human Pyramids ~ Power Pose

Power Pose is an ebullient album, set for release on Christmas morning, just as children are opening their presents.  Although it’s not a Christmas-themed set, it fits the occasion and will make a perfect alternative for those tired of hearing the

Human Pyramids ~ Power Pose

Power Pose is an ebullient album, set for release on Christmas morning, just as children are opening their presents.  Although it’s not a Christmas-themed set, it fits the occasion and will make a perfect alternative for those tired of hearing the

*Press A* ~ Noita

“Every pixel is simulated”, reads Noita’s press release, which in game terms means that everything shifts, moves, and changes with each interaction. Every run is variable, and the player is an agent of continual transformation. This emergent aspect means that

*Press A* ~ Noita

“Every pixel is simulated”, reads Noita’s press release, which in game terms means that everything shifts, moves, and changes with each interaction. Every run is variable, and the player is an agent of continual transformation. This emergent aspect means that

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