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

KYOTY ~ Isolation

It’s been a long time since we reviewed a metal LP (Year of No Light’s Consolamentum our most recent).  But Isolation is something special.  This crunchy, angry, dense LP is a direct response to lockdown, originally appearing as weekly tracks and now collected

KYOTY ~ Isolation

It’s been a long time since we reviewed a metal LP (Year of No Light’s Consolamentum our most recent).  But Isolation is something special.  This crunchy, angry, dense LP is a direct response to lockdown, originally appearing as weekly tracks and now collected

Orange Crate Art ~ Contemporary Guitar Music

If there’s a tried and tested technique to attracting a certain kind of music fan to your wares, it’s highlighting the obscure nature of an artist. This approach is applicable in many different scenarios. If you are a reissue label,

Orange Crate Art ~ Contemporary Guitar Music

If there’s a tried and tested technique to attracting a certain kind of music fan to your wares, it’s highlighting the obscure nature of an artist. This approach is applicable in many different scenarios. If you are a reissue label,

The Royal Arctic Institute ~ From Catnap to Coma

Is post-rock meant to be this relaxing?  According to The Royal Arctic Institute, this isn’t post-rock, it’s “post-everything.”  The album encompasses lounge, jazz (regular and dark) and even ambience.  The Jersey quintet has chosen their moniker and album title well, as From

The Royal Arctic Institute ~ From Catnap to Coma

Is post-rock meant to be this relaxing?  According to The Royal Arctic Institute, this isn’t post-rock, it’s “post-everything.”  The album encompasses lounge, jazz (regular and dark) and even ambience.  The Jersey quintet has chosen their moniker and album title well, as From

Ben McElroy ~ How I Learnt To Disengage From The Pack

The Slow Music Movement Label plunges into winter with an album suited to its theme.  The Irish folk of multi-instrumentalist Ben McElroy seems to have been snatched from time, composed for a harvest festival or a mild day in the midst of

Ben McElroy ~ How I Learnt To Disengage From The Pack

The Slow Music Movement Label plunges into winter with an album suited to its theme.  The Irish folk of multi-instrumentalist Ben McElroy seems to have been snatched from time, composed for a harvest festival or a mild day in the midst of

2022 Winter Music Preview ~ Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

2021 proved (again!) that post-rock is as strong as ever.  We’re hoping that the momentum of the last year will carry into the next.  While it seemed that every veteran post-rock band released an album last year, a few are

2022 Winter Music Preview ~ Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

2021 proved (again!) that post-rock is as strong as ever.  We’re hoping that the momentum of the last year will carry into the next.  While it seemed that every veteran post-rock band released an album last year, a few are

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Rock and Post-Rock

Sorry, friends, no folk or jazz made our top ten this year ~ 2021 was the year of rock and post-rock!  With almost every major post-rock band releasing an EP or album in 2021, even some of the top performers

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Rock and Post-Rock

Sorry, friends, no folk or jazz made our top ten this year ~ 2021 was the year of rock and post-rock!  With almost every major post-rock band releasing an EP or album in 2021, even some of the top performers

Jónsi ~ Obsidian

Obsidian may have been a surprise release, but it was long in the making, as evidenced by the intricacy of the music.  This sumptuous album is thick in texture and stereo effects, a reflection of the concurrent exhibition at New York’s

Jónsi ~ Obsidian

Obsidian may have been a surprise release, but it was long in the making, as evidenced by the intricacy of the music.  This sumptuous album is thick in texture and stereo effects, a reflection of the concurrent exhibition at New York’s

monodrama ~ mndrmooaa

The cover depicts a house seemingly on fire, but the bright blue tones, the window frames’ religious symbolism and the peppering of matter throughout the sky all lend a cold, haunting veneer. It’s a fitting image for music that in

monodrama ~ mndrmooaa

The cover depicts a house seemingly on fire, but the bright blue tones, the window frames’ religious symbolism and the peppering of matter throughout the sky all lend a cold, haunting veneer. It’s a fitting image for music that in