Posts Tagged: Hidden Shoal

Apricot Rail ~ Quarrels

Somewhat rare for a post-rock album, the press release for Quarrels includes the advertising phrase, “features the singles ‘Basket Case’ and ‘Surry Hills”.  Singles?  Since when do post-rock bands have singles?  Are these going to be on 45s?  (That would be amazing, but no.)

Apricot Rail ~ Quarrels

Somewhat rare for a post-rock album, the press release for Quarrels includes the advertising phrase, “features the singles ‘Basket Case’ and ‘Surry Hills”.  Singles?  Since when do post-rock bands have singles?  Are these going to be on 45s?  (That would be amazing, but no.)

Markus Mehr ~ Off

Marcus Mehr‘s Off is the concluding element in an ambitious trilogy.  In and On, reviewed here in 2012, are vastly different in style, but set the stage for a grand finale.  Now that all three pieces have been released, listeners can see how and

Markus Mehr ~ Off

Marcus Mehr‘s Off is the concluding element in an ambitious trilogy.  In and On, reviewed here in 2012, are vastly different in style, but set the stage for a grand finale.  Now that all three pieces have been released, listeners can see how and

Slow Dancing Society ~ Laterna Magica

I’m crossing a bridge on a cloudy morning.  It looks like it might rain.  People are running, God knows from what or where to, a slow dancing society unfolds in plain sight every second, and the music of Drew Sullivan

Slow Dancing Society ~ Laterna Magica

I’m crossing a bridge on a cloudy morning.  It looks like it might rain.  People are running, God knows from what or where to, a slow dancing society unfolds in plain sight every second, and the music of Drew Sullivan

Markus Mehr ~ On

Woah, what happened here?  After the two long, ambient, loop-based tracks of In (the first part of a triptych, reviewed here earlier this year), we expected more of the same.  But with On, Germany’s Markus Mehr is really on ~ in fact, this is the best thing

Markus Mehr ~ On

Woah, what happened here?  After the two long, ambient, loop-based tracks of In (the first part of a triptych, reviewed here earlier this year), we expected more of the same.  But with On, Germany’s Markus Mehr is really on ~ in fact, this is the best thing

Wes Willenbring ~ Weapons Reference Manual

The black and gray cover of Wes Willenbring’s new album, predisposes us for an encounter with an artist whose uncompromising vision may become either overbearing or revealing of greater truths that can only be deciphered through music.  Not any music can do

Wes Willenbring ~ Weapons Reference Manual

The black and gray cover of Wes Willenbring’s new album, predisposes us for an encounter with an artist whose uncompromising vision may become either overbearing or revealing of greater truths that can only be deciphered through music.  Not any music can do

Markus Mehr ~ In

One’s enjoyment of this album will likely hinge on one’s regard for repetition.  When a loop changes timbre yet repeats for 25 minutes, is this a good thing or bad?  Is the intricate process behind such tweaking fascinating to the

Markus Mehr ~ In

One’s enjoyment of this album will likely hinge on one’s regard for repetition.  When a loop changes timbre yet repeats for 25 minutes, is this a good thing or bad?  Is the intricate process behind such tweaking fascinating to the