Posts Tagged: thrill jockey

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s Best Album Covers

The competition was tough this year, but we’ve been able to whittle our selection down to ten.  These album covers made us want to hear the music, and even if the music wasn’t much good (don’t worry, it was), we

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s Best Album Covers

The competition was tough this year, but we’ve been able to whittle our selection down to ten.  These album covers made us want to hear the music, and even if the music wasn’t much good (don’t worry, it was), we

ACL 2019 ~ The Happiest Music of the Year

Are you ready for some holiday cheer that has naught to do with the holidays?  After sifting through thousands of albums, we believe we’ve found the happiest music of 2019!  This is music for playpens, for beaches, for the open

ACL 2019 ~ The Happiest Music of the Year

Are you ready for some holiday cheer that has naught to do with the holidays?  After sifting through thousands of albums, we believe we’ve found the happiest music of 2019!  This is music for playpens, for beaches, for the open

Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker ~ Little Common Twist

The long, friendly shadow of Do Make Say Think stretches across the splendid new set from Chicago improvisers Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker.  Like previous collaboration Cannots, their album plays tricks with the brain.  The first illusion is the cover; what at

Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker ~ Little Common Twist

The long, friendly shadow of Do Make Say Think stretches across the splendid new set from Chicago improvisers Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker.  Like previous collaboration Cannots, their album plays tricks with the brain.  The first illusion is the cover; what at

Emptyset ~ Blossoms

Art is a mediation between the material world and the intellect. Artists dream up ideas, but then must constrain them in available forms – sonnets, sculptures, watercolours, concertos. In the exegesis to his “Trillion Byte MP3 Harsh Noise Work” (2011–12),

Emptyset ~ Blossoms

Art is a mediation between the material world and the intellect. Artists dream up ideas, but then must constrain them in available forms – sonnets, sculptures, watercolours, concertos. In the exegesis to his “Trillion Byte MP3 Harsh Noise Work” (2011–12),

Dan Friel ~ Fanfare

On Dan Friel‘s Fanfare, everything goes up to eleven.  The synths are distorted, the drums are crunchy, the guitars are fuzzed and the recording levels are pushed into the red.  Now add horns.  Thanks to members of Sunwatchers (Jeff Tobias), Grasshopper (Jesse

Dan Friel ~ Fanfare

On Dan Friel‘s Fanfare, everything goes up to eleven.  The synths are distorted, the drums are crunchy, the guitars are fuzzed and the recording levels are pushed into the red.  Now add horns.  Thanks to members of Sunwatchers (Jeff Tobias), Grasshopper (Jesse

Black to Comm ~ Before After

Black to Comm follows one of the year’s best LPs to date with a superlative EP.  Those who enjoyed Seven Horses for Seven Kings will find their appreciation for that set deepened by this companion piece, which revisits themes from the former

Black to Comm ~ Before After

Black to Comm follows one of the year’s best LPs to date with a superlative EP.  Those who enjoyed Seven Horses for Seven Kings will find their appreciation for that set deepened by this companion piece, which revisits themes from the former

Matmos ~ Plastic Anniversary

We’ve always known that Matmos could be fun, but we never knew how funny they could be ~ until we watched the video, “How To Turn Your Plastic Into Audio Gold.” The couple is entertaining enough to host their own TV show.  They’ve been

Matmos ~ Plastic Anniversary

We’ve always known that Matmos could be fun, but we never knew how funny they could be ~ until we watched the video, “How To Turn Your Plastic Into Audio Gold.” The couple is entertaining enough to host their own TV show.  They’ve been