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

Charles Spearin ~ My City of Starlings

We last encountered Do Make Say Think’s Charles Runstein on Thank God the Plague Is Over, recorded with Josefin Runsteen (whose own fine HANA – Three Bodies is slated for release this fall).  Unfortunately the plague is still not over, but fortunately we have new

Charles Spearin ~ My City of Starlings

We last encountered Do Make Say Think’s Charles Runstein on Thank God the Plague Is Over, recorded with Josefin Runsteen (whose own fine HANA – Three Bodies is slated for release this fall).  Unfortunately the plague is still not over, but fortunately we have new

Mumbles ~ Maystow Morrow: a story of rustling straw, thistle burrs and fire

We originally planned to wait until October to review this release.  When it first arrived, the pandemic was ebbing, and we were not in the mood for dark music.  But now the horror has returned, along with our appetite for

Mumbles ~ Maystow Morrow: a story of rustling straw, thistle burrs and fire

We originally planned to wait until October to review this release.  When it first arrived, the pandemic was ebbing, and we were not in the mood for dark music.  But now the horror has returned, along with our appetite for

Year of No Light ~ Consolamentum

Although the collective has been around for twenty years, Year of No Light seems the perfect band name for our times.  Their long, slow, guitar-drenched vistas are painted in undulating shades of descending doom, punctuated by periods of intense energy.  The last

Year of No Light ~ Consolamentum

Although the collective has been around for twenty years, Year of No Light seems the perfect band name for our times.  Their long, slow, guitar-drenched vistas are painted in undulating shades of descending doom, punctuated by periods of intense energy.  The last

Figment Firmament Figtree ~ The Moving Fashion Of The Motionless

There’s a lovely comfort about settling into an album that is simultaneously fresh and familiar.  The Moving Fashion of the Motionless fits the bill, and the duo’s debut album seems to have fallen for the sixth letter of the alphabet, so

Figment Firmament Figtree ~ The Moving Fashion Of The Motionless

There’s a lovely comfort about settling into an album that is simultaneously fresh and familiar.  The Moving Fashion of the Motionless fits the bill, and the duo’s debut album seems to have fallen for the sixth letter of the alphabet, so

Amiina ~ Pharology

Once in a while, and much less frequently than we’d like, we’re reminded of how much we like post-rock.  This happens whenever a release arrives to tell us, once again, that the genre is alive and well.  The latest release

Amiina ~ Pharology

Once in a while, and much less frequently than we’d like, we’re reminded of how much we like post-rock.  This happens whenever a release arrives to tell us, once again, that the genre is alive and well.  The latest release

Thisquietarmy x Away ~ The Singularity, Phase II

The kaiju saga continues with the Gamma and Delta sides of The Singularity, Phase II, the sequel to one of our favorite rock albums of last year.  It’s nice not to have to wait so long for a sequel, but even

Thisquietarmy x Away ~ The Singularity, Phase II

The kaiju saga continues with the Gamma and Delta sides of The Singularity, Phase II, the sequel to one of our favorite rock albums of last year.  It’s nice not to have to wait so long for a sequel, but even

Trialogos ~ Stroh zu Gold

How many bands were born during the pandemic? Our guess is not many, as social distancing kept folks apart.  Bucking the trend, cellist Sicker Man and multi-instrumentalist Kiki Bohemia launched a digital series called Cleansing Drones for Locked Down Homes at the

Trialogos ~ Stroh zu Gold

How many bands were born during the pandemic? Our guess is not many, as social distancing kept folks apart.  Bucking the trend, cellist Sicker Man and multi-instrumentalist Kiki Bohemia launched a digital series called Cleansing Drones for Locked Down Homes at the

Shane Cooper ~ Happenstance

When double bassist Shane Cooper recruited a variety of friends to participate in his new album, the collaborations were no Happenstance; the title applies more to the remarkable variety of music that results from the juxtaposition.  Billed as “South African jazz meets musique-concrète,” the

Shane Cooper ~ Happenstance

When double bassist Shane Cooper recruited a variety of friends to participate in his new album, the collaborations were no Happenstance; the title applies more to the remarkable variety of music that results from the juxtaposition.  Billed as “South African jazz meets musique-concrète,” the