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

GLEN ~ PULL!

Berlin krautrockers GLEN have made an evolutionary leap from 2017’s CRACK.  While that LP featured two long instrumentals and three vocal tracks, PULL! is all instrumental save for the physical only bonus track; and the quartet’s sound has grown far more intense. The loose theme

GLEN ~ PULL!

Berlin krautrockers GLEN have made an evolutionary leap from 2017’s CRACK.  While that LP featured two long instrumentals and three vocal tracks, PULL! is all instrumental save for the physical only bonus track; and the quartet’s sound has grown far more intense. The loose theme

Notre Dame de la Colline ~ Poèmes fous pour herbes fraîches

A lot may be written about the collective Founding our own Glorious Chapels, who brought us TorqueMadra a few years back.  Remember those wondrous, glorious days when all we had to worry about were Brexit and Trump, and the pandemic was a

Notre Dame de la Colline ~ Poèmes fous pour herbes fraîches

A lot may be written about the collective Founding our own Glorious Chapels, who brought us TorqueMadra a few years back.  Remember those wondrous, glorious days when all we had to worry about were Brexit and Trump, and the pandemic was a

Baulta ~ Another Second Chance

Finland post-rock quartet Baulta has emerged from the pandemic with a new album, prefaced by a pair of singles and a unified look.  All the post-rock hallmarks are here: slow builds, big hooks, peaks and valleys, a sense of catharsis.  The quartet

Baulta ~ Another Second Chance

Finland post-rock quartet Baulta has emerged from the pandemic with a new album, prefaced by a pair of singles and a unified look.  All the post-rock hallmarks are here: slow builds, big hooks, peaks and valleys, a sense of catharsis.  The quartet

Godspeed You! Black Emperor ~ G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END!

It may be an understatement to say that Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘s time has finally come.  Not their musical time ~ that arrived when they first appeared on the scene a quarter century ago.  But their socio-political time ~ the time they warned us about,

Godspeed You! Black Emperor ~ G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END!

It may be an understatement to say that Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘s time has finally come.  Not their musical time ~ that arrived when they first appeared on the scene a quarter century ago.  But their socio-political time ~ the time they warned us about,

BRUIT ≤ ~ The Machine is burning and now everyone knows it could happen again

I can’t believe this is a debut album.  Toulouse post-rock quartet BRUIT ≤ (the symbol a sign of humility, meaning “less than”) certainly knows what it’s doing. Four extended stormers (one for each member), two explosive videos, a sense of largesse, and a

BRUIT ≤ ~ The Machine is burning and now everyone knows it could happen again

I can’t believe this is a debut album.  Toulouse post-rock quartet BRUIT ≤ (the symbol a sign of humility, meaning “less than”) certainly knows what it’s doing. Four extended stormers (one for each member), two explosive videos, a sense of largesse, and a

Tomaga ~ Intimate Immensity

The final album from Tomaga (Tom Relleen and Valentina Magaletti) will forever be colored by the untimely death of Relleen last August; and the color is blue.  Blue is loss and sadness, sea and sky, inspiration and wisdom, and finally, acceptance.  Blue

Tomaga ~ Intimate Immensity

The final album from Tomaga (Tom Relleen and Valentina Magaletti) will forever be colored by the untimely death of Relleen last August; and the color is blue.  Blue is loss and sadness, sea and sky, inspiration and wisdom, and finally, acceptance.  Blue

Spring Music Preview 2021 ~ Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

The last of our seasonal previews reunites us with old friends and introduces new ones.  A few of the bands have reached the quarter-century mark, while others are making their debuts.  Some groove, some rock and some jam; together they

Spring Music Preview 2021 ~ Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

The last of our seasonal previews reunites us with old friends and introduces new ones.  A few of the bands have reached the quarter-century mark, while others are making their debuts.  Some groove, some rock and some jam; together they

Deniz Cuylan ~ No Such Thing As Free Will

It’s a weighty philosophical conundrum to throw around as an album title. It’s a tricky question to crack within the space of a review, certainly, but it may get you thinking as you scroll through reviews alongside your morning bowl

Deniz Cuylan ~ No Such Thing As Free Will

It’s a weighty philosophical conundrum to throw around as an album title. It’s a tricky question to crack within the space of a review, certainly, but it may get you thinking as you scroll through reviews alongside your morning bowl