Posts Tagged: thrill jockey

Black to Comm ~ A C of M / Mouchoir Ètanche ~ Une Fille Pétrifiée / Black to Comm ~ Oocyte Oil & Stolen Androgens

A trio of new releases from Marc Richter demonstrates the artist’s versatility.  Each possesses its own flavor and appeal, and together they form a wild tapestry. A C of M is the angry one, which is to be expected as it

Black to Comm ~ A C of M / Mouchoir Ètanche ~ Une Fille Pétrifiée / Black to Comm ~ Oocyte Oil & Stolen Androgens

A trio of new releases from Marc Richter demonstrates the artist’s versatility.  Each possesses its own flavor and appeal, and together they form a wild tapestry. A C of M is the angry one, which is to be expected as it

Peals ~ Honey

Credit the good folks at Thrill Jockey for bringing this release the attention it deserves; Honey is exactly what we need in our tea.  Peals‘ album was initially released in 2016, but never properly submitted, which is how we missed it. Turns

Peals ~ Honey

Credit the good folks at Thrill Jockey for bringing this release the attention it deserves; Honey is exactly what we need in our tea.  Peals‘ album was initially released in 2016, but never properly submitted, which is how we missed it. Turns

Matmos ~ The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises in Group Form

The new triple album from Matmos is at turns fascinating, confounding, enlightening, humorous, maddening, timely and brilliant.  In terms of ambition and scope, it’s one of 2020’s most significant releases.  Like it, hate it, think it overblown or too subdued, listeners will

Matmos ~ The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises in Group Form

The new triple album from Matmos is at turns fascinating, confounding, enlightening, humorous, maddening, timely and brilliant.  In terms of ambition and scope, it’s one of 2020’s most significant releases.  Like it, hate it, think it overblown or too subdued, listeners will

Oval ~ Exsploio/Scis

Depending on how one views time, Markus Popp has either been recording for 30 years or has just begun his fourth decade in music.  Both are accurate.  But where most artists are in decline by this point, falling back on the

Oval ~ Exsploio/Scis

Depending on how one views time, Markus Popp has either been recording for 30 years or has just begun his fourth decade in music.  Both are accurate.  But where most artists are in decline by this point, falling back on the

A Closer Listen’s Best Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz Albums of the Decade

We notice two recurring themes in this end-of-decade list: disaster and hope.  On one angle, we encounter a remembrance of the Great East Japan Earthquake and a symphony about the end of the world.  On the other, we find artists

A Closer Listen’s Best Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz Albums of the Decade

We notice two recurring themes in this end-of-decade list: disaster and hope.  On one angle, we encounter a remembrance of the Great East Japan Earthquake and a symphony about the end of the world.  On the other, we find artists

A Closer Listen’s Best Experimental Albums of the Decade

“Let’s try an experiment, and see if it works!”  By all indications, the experiments of the ten artists on our decade chart were successful.  They tried new things, and found their efforts rewarded.  While we laud the efforts of all

A Closer Listen’s Best Experimental Albums of the Decade

“Let’s try an experiment, and see if it works!”  By all indications, the experiments of the ten artists on our decade chart were successful.  They tried new things, and found their efforts rewarded.  While we laud the efforts of all

A Closer Listen’s Best Ambient Albums of the Decade

Our Best of the Decade lists begin today!  These lists celebrate the power ~ and the idiosyncrasies ~ of the individual.  Each of our staffers was invited to list their favorite album of the decade in each of seven categories,

A Closer Listen’s Best Ambient Albums of the Decade

Our Best of the Decade lists begin today!  These lists celebrate the power ~ and the idiosyncrasies ~ of the individual.  Each of our staffers was invited to list their favorite album of the decade in each of seven categories,

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