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

Memory Drawings ~ The Nearest Exit

The title makes one think of an emergency:  head for the nearest exit.  The music is like the safety on the other side of that exit.  As one plays this sublime album, one thinks of fields of wheat, filtered sun,

Memory Drawings ~ The Nearest Exit

The title makes one think of an emergency:  head for the nearest exit.  The music is like the safety on the other side of that exit.  As one plays this sublime album, one thinks of fields of wheat, filtered sun,

Orchard ~ Serendipity

Serendipity is a lengthy album, but a worthy one, the eighth installment in Ici d’ailleurs’ Mind Travels series. And travel it does, tracing the seasons of a real orchard through impression and song.  The photography of Francis Meslet (whose art book

Orchard ~ Serendipity

Serendipity is a lengthy album, but a worthy one, the eighth installment in Ici d’ailleurs’ Mind Travels series. And travel it does, tracing the seasons of a real orchard through impression and song.  The photography of Francis Meslet (whose art book

Godspeed You! Black Emperor ~ Luciferian Towers

This is the third album since Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘s studio return five years ago, mirroring their output from 1997-2002.  By now it’s fair to say that this isn’t just a band returned, it’s a band rejuvenated.  So what’s happened in

Godspeed You! Black Emperor ~ Luciferian Towers

This is the third album since Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘s studio return five years ago, mirroring their output from 1997-2002.  By now it’s fair to say that this isn’t just a band returned, it’s a band rejuvenated.  So what’s happened in

Gabriel Saloman ~ Movement Building Vol. 3

It starts with a static exhalation and a heartbeat drum ~ breath and beat together.  Eventually the other elements are added: droning guitar, mournful cello and yes – for this is Gabriel Saloman – military drums.  But for now we’ll have to

Gabriel Saloman ~ Movement Building Vol. 3

It starts with a static exhalation and a heartbeat drum ~ breath and beat together.  Eventually the other elements are added: droning guitar, mournful cello and yes – for this is Gabriel Saloman – military drums.  But for now we’ll have to

Gilroy Mere ~ The Green Line

What a warm and wonderful release!  Older Londoners will be especially chuffed at the release of this nostalgic album, which celebrates The Green Line of buses that connected London to its neighbors for half a century, ending in 1986. As much a

Gilroy Mere ~ The Green Line

What a warm and wonderful release!  Older Londoners will be especially chuffed at the release of this nostalgic album, which celebrates The Green Line of buses that connected London to its neighbors for half a century, ending in 1986. As much a

Mogwai ~ Every Country’s Sun

Twenty years of Mogwai!  The band who debuted in 1997 with Young Team is still going strong, so let’s put those doubts to rest right away.  Our Country’s Sun offers fans exactly what they wanted, plus a little bit of what they didn’t know

Mogwai ~ Every Country’s Sun

Twenty years of Mogwai!  The band who debuted in 1997 with Young Team is still going strong, so let’s put those doubts to rest right away.  Our Country’s Sun offers fans exactly what they wanted, plus a little bit of what they didn’t know

Fall Music Preview: Rock & Post-Rock

The biggest instrumental music preview on the planet returns!  With nearly 250 albums already announced, we’re expanding our feature into a five-part series.  We begin with the Rock and Post-Rock calendar, one that has seemed sparse in recent months but

Fall Music Preview: Rock & Post-Rock

The biggest instrumental music preview on the planet returns!  With nearly 250 albums already announced, we’re expanding our feature into a five-part series.  We begin with the Rock and Post-Rock calendar, one that has seemed sparse in recent months but