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

Ranges ~ Babel / Confusion of Tongues

There’s a lot to unpack in Ranges’ extravagant new release ~ literally, for those fortunate enough to own the deluxe edition.  Our top rock/post-rock pick for fall 2020 pulls out all the stops in concept and execution, while turning the studio knobs

Ranges ~ Babel / Confusion of Tongues

There’s a lot to unpack in Ranges’ extravagant new release ~ literally, for those fortunate enough to own the deluxe edition.  Our top rock/post-rock pick for fall 2020 pulls out all the stops in concept and execution, while turning the studio knobs

Fall Music Preview ~ Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

The largest instrumental music preview on the planet returns, boasting as many releases as there are days in the year!  Most of these will be released in the next two months, and we’ve listened to at least a piece of

Fall Music Preview ~ Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

The largest instrumental music preview on the planet returns, boasting as many releases as there are days in the year!  Most of these will be released in the next two months, and we’ve listened to at least a piece of

Matt Wilson Quartet ~ Hug!

Matt Wilson Quartet‘s late summer Hug! is a hopeful reminder of one of the things we miss the most.  While a virtual hug is not a hug, a sonic hug can offer a form of internal warmth.  This is the drummer’s 14th

Matt Wilson Quartet ~ Hug!

Matt Wilson Quartet‘s late summer Hug! is a hopeful reminder of one of the things we miss the most.  While a virtual hug is not a hug, a sonic hug can offer a form of internal warmth.  This is the drummer’s 14th

Peals ~ Honey

Credit the good folks at Thrill Jockey for bringing this release the attention it deserves; Honey is exactly what we need in our tea.  Peals‘ album was initially released in 2016, but never properly submitted, which is how we missed it. Turns

Peals ~ Honey

Credit the good folks at Thrill Jockey for bringing this release the attention it deserves; Honey is exactly what we need in our tea.  Peals‘ album was initially released in 2016, but never properly submitted, which is how we missed it. Turns

Nicol Eltzroth Rosendorf ~ Big Other

On the surface, everything about Big Other screams darkness: the cover, the horror fiction, the admission that the album “is basically a mid-life crisis.”  Despite all this, sunlight seeps through a windblown curtain, a cracked blind.  Nicol Eltzroth Rosendorf is serious yet winking,

Nicol Eltzroth Rosendorf ~ Big Other

On the surface, everything about Big Other screams darkness: the cover, the horror fiction, the admission that the album “is basically a mid-life crisis.”  Despite all this, sunlight seeps through a windblown curtain, a cracked blind.  Nicol Eltzroth Rosendorf is serious yet winking,

sleepmakeswaves ~ these are not your dreams

We’ve gone an entire season without reviewing a post-rock album, which we suspect has never happened before.  We’ve been waiting for an album to blow us away.  Fortunately, since sleepmakeswaves has been releasing these are not your dreams as an EP trilogy, we’ve been

sleepmakeswaves ~ these are not your dreams

We’ve gone an entire season without reviewing a post-rock album, which we suspect has never happened before.  We’ve been waiting for an album to blow us away.  Fortunately, since sleepmakeswaves has been releasing these are not your dreams as an EP trilogy, we’ve been

William Ryan Fritch ~ The Letdown

As the first album in Lost Tribe Sound’s new series Built Upon a Fearful Void, The Letdown is anything but.  It’s also the first William Ryan Fritch album that doesn’t sound like William Ryan Fritch, which is quite an accomplishment given the fact that

William Ryan Fritch ~ The Letdown

As the first album in Lost Tribe Sound’s new series Built Upon a Fearful Void, The Letdown is anything but.  It’s also the first William Ryan Fritch album that doesn’t sound like William Ryan Fritch, which is quite an accomplishment given the fact that

Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York ~ Entity

Satoko Fujii has been a presence in avant-garde jazz since the late 1990s. She has released albums prolifically, as a solo pianist, or in duets and ensembles. Her most remarkable achievements have been as leader and composer for big bands.

Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York ~ Entity

Satoko Fujii has been a presence in avant-garde jazz since the late 1990s. She has released albums prolifically, as a solo pianist, or in duets and ensembles. Her most remarkable achievements have been as leader and composer for big bands.