Posts Tagged: Richard Allen

Shimmering Moods ~ Winter Is Over

What beautiful days we had been having ~ gorgeous, sun-dappled afternoons, warmth on upturned faces, a sense of an early spring. But then without warning, the Arctic cold descended once more.  The three newest releases from Shimmering Moods are a

Shimmering Moods ~ Winter Is Over

What beautiful days we had been having ~ gorgeous, sun-dappled afternoons, warmth on upturned faces, a sense of an early spring. But then without warning, the Arctic cold descended once more.  The three newest releases from Shimmering Moods are a

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

Golden Diskó Ship ~ Imaginary Boys

On most albums, there’s a single moment in which one leans into the album or leans away.  On Imaginary Boys, the moment arrives early, at 2:02 of the opening track.  The Middle Eastern groove of “Flaming Flamingo” has already been established

Golden Diskó Ship ~ Imaginary Boys

On most albums, there’s a single moment in which one leans into the album or leans away.  On Imaginary Boys, the moment arrives early, at 2:02 of the opening track.  The Middle Eastern groove of “Flaming Flamingo” has already been established

Spring Music Preview: The Next 200

This is the biggest music preview in the history of our site, and we challenge you to locate a more extensive preview anywhere!  An unprecedented number of new releases will be vying for our attention this spring ~ the snow is melting,

Spring Music Preview: The Next 200

This is the biggest music preview in the history of our site, and we challenge you to locate a more extensive preview anywhere!  An unprecedented number of new releases will be vying for our attention this spring ~ the snow is melting,

Those Who Walk Away ~ The Infected Mass

Full disclosure:  I lost a friend in Pan Am Flight 103 and two acquaintances in the Twin Towers, so I’m not sure I like this album.  Matthew Patton (Those Who Walk Away) lost a brother in a plane crash, and

Those Who Walk Away ~ The Infected Mass

Full disclosure:  I lost a friend in Pan Am Flight 103 and two acquaintances in the Twin Towers, so I’m not sure I like this album.  Matthew Patton (Those Who Walk Away) lost a brother in a plane crash, and

Ondrej Zajac ~ ICU

Those who spend a lot of time in intensive care units (as visitors, patients or staff), grow accustomed not only to their sounds, but to their feel.  Sonically, an intense maelstrom of beeps and buzzes, collapses and cries threatens to overwhelm.

Ondrej Zajac ~ ICU

Those who spend a lot of time in intensive care units (as visitors, patients or staff), grow accustomed not only to their sounds, but to their feel.  Sonically, an intense maelstrom of beeps and buzzes, collapses and cries threatens to overwhelm.

Rokaia ~ See | Dwell

We have a very good feeling about Limerick, Ireland’s Rokaia, whose debut release seems a harbinger of things to come.  See | Dwell may be a short beginning, but it’s a strong one.  Like Ian William Craig, Holly Herndon and Katie Gately,

Rokaia ~ See | Dwell

We have a very good feeling about Limerick, Ireland’s Rokaia, whose debut release seems a harbinger of things to come.  See | Dwell may be a short beginning, but it’s a strong one.  Like Ian William Craig, Holly Herndon and Katie Gately,