Simon McCorry ~ And Where Are You Really From?

Simon McCorry‘s migration diptych becomes a trilogy with And Where Are You Really From?, which pushes beyond border issues into wider concepts. Louise van den Muyzenberg’s striking cover image makes the perfect entry point.  The figures are dotted yet complementary ~

Simon McCorry ~ And Where Are You Really From?

Simon McCorry‘s migration diptych becomes a trilogy with And Where Are You Really From?, which pushes beyond border issues into wider concepts. Louise van den Muyzenberg’s striking cover image makes the perfect entry point.  The figures are dotted yet complementary ~

Yuko Araki ~ End of Trilogy

It is common to read about the mind-obliterating qualities of noise and its negative paths towards selfless meditation, but there is another undercurrent in its stark associations with bodily harm and the possibility to access some sort of outside within:

Yuko Araki ~ End of Trilogy

It is common to read about the mind-obliterating qualities of noise and its negative paths towards selfless meditation, but there is another undercurrent in its stark associations with bodily harm and the possibility to access some sort of outside within:

Blackford Hill ~ Transmissions / Volume One

Simon Lewin’s recently founded Blackford Hill label continues its amazing run of releases with the charity compilation Transmissions / Volume One.  All profits go to the housing and homelessness charity Shelter. The 2CD hardback edition is a treasure, with 32 pages of extras

Blackford Hill ~ Transmissions / Volume One

Simon Lewin’s recently founded Blackford Hill label continues its amazing run of releases with the charity compilation Transmissions / Volume One.  All profits go to the housing and homelessness charity Shelter. The 2CD hardback edition is a treasure, with 32 pages of extras

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

Robert Honstein ~ Middle Ground

Middle Ground is an accessible experiment, a solid metaphor, and an engaging triptych.  But the most memorable aspect of the 20-minute EP is the light show.  It’s not clear how it’s being done, but dancing spheres frolic around violinist Kate Stenberg’s wrist

Robert Honstein ~ Middle Ground

Middle Ground is an accessible experiment, a solid metaphor, and an engaging triptych.  But the most memorable aspect of the 20-minute EP is the light show.  It’s not clear how it’s being done, but dancing spheres frolic around violinist Kate Stenberg’s wrist

Neo Geodesia ~ 2562 Neon Flames

Saphy Vong (Neo Geodesia) describes 2562 Neon Flames as “compositional schizophrenia or absurd fusion,” but the album is much more than that.  As advertised, these sounds are fractured, dislodged, haphazardly stapled and sonically all over the map.  This produces a disorienting

Neo Geodesia ~ 2562 Neon Flames

Saphy Vong (Neo Geodesia) describes 2562 Neon Flames as “compositional schizophrenia or absurd fusion,” but the album is much more than that.  As advertised, these sounds are fractured, dislodged, haphazardly stapled and sonically all over the map.  This produces a disorienting

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,