Posts Tagged: Pelagic

ACL 2019 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Our reviewers have an ear for the unique, as evidenced by this list. Every writer voted for a different #1.  But when the votes were counted, one album stood above them all, winning a broad base of support that unified

ACL 2019 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Our reviewers have an ear for the unique, as evidenced by this list. Every writer voted for a different #1.  But when the votes were counted, one album stood above them all, winning a broad base of support that unified

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

2019 was the best year for post-rock in recent memory. We knew it early; by spring we were well on our way to a top ten.  The dominance of post-rock on this year’s list is a sign of strength which

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

2019 was the best year for post-rock in recent memory. We knew it early; by spring we were well on our way to a top ten.  The dominance of post-rock on this year’s list is a sign of strength which

The Shaking Sensations ~ How Are We to Fight the Blight?

Six and a half years have passed since Start Stop Worrying, and wow, has this Copenhagen band made progress.  We liked them then and we like them even better now.  The quintet’s secret weapon (a double serving of drums!) is in

The Shaking Sensations ~ How Are We to Fight the Blight?

Six and a half years have passed since Start Stop Worrying, and wow, has this Copenhagen band made progress.  We liked them then and we like them even better now.  The quintet’s secret weapon (a double serving of drums!) is in

Mono ~ Nowhere Now Here

Over a lifespan nearing its third decade, Mono have always tackled dualities from the most grand to the most human: heaven and hell, conflict and calm, presence and absence. Their music has mirrored these concepts: roars and whispers; marathons and

Mono ~ Nowhere Now Here

Over a lifespan nearing its third decade, Mono have always tackled dualities from the most grand to the most human: heaven and hell, conflict and calm, presence and absence. Their music has mirrored these concepts: roars and whispers; marathons and

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

2018 started off slowly for post-rock, but picked up steam in the closing months.  Many of our favorite acts were quiet this year, leaving the door open for others to be noticed.  One band even made a triumphant return after

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

2018 started off slowly for post-rock, but picked up steam in the closing months.  Many of our favorite acts were quiet this year, leaving the door open for others to be noticed.  One band even made a triumphant return after

sleepmakeswaves ~ Made of Breath Only

No horns?  No strings?  It takes a while to adjust to the new, more muscular sound of sleepmakeswaves, but by the time the ten-and-a-half-minute monster “the edge of everything” drops, it all clicks.  Literally, we might add, as the combination of live and

sleepmakeswaves ~ Made of Breath Only

No horns?  No strings?  It takes a while to adjust to the new, more muscular sound of sleepmakeswaves, but by the time the ten-and-a-half-minute monster “the edge of everything” drops, it all clicks.  Literally, we might add, as the combination of live and

ACL 2016: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

The last album we reviewed this year ended up being the best ~ in light of the title, a fitting end.  Our cover image is taken from its lead video; the actress seems to be giving the album a closer listen.

ACL 2016: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

The last album we reviewed this year ended up being the best ~ in light of the title, a fitting end.  Our cover image is taken from its lead video; the actress seems to be giving the album a closer listen.