Posts Tagged: thrill jockey

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Experimental

From locked grooves to dueling drummers; from abstract voices to plastic instruments; from stories of slavery to modern African drones, the Experimental category represents creativity at its best.  These artists follow their own paths, abandoning the marked roads, more interested

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Experimental

From locked grooves to dueling drummers; from abstract voices to plastic instruments; from stories of slavery to modern African drones, the Experimental category represents creativity at its best.  These artists follow their own paths, abandoning the marked roads, more interested

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Drone

Drone music doesn’t need to be scary; there’s nothing inherently frightening about elongated tones.  Yet the drone genre does seem predisposed toward darkness.  Just look at the cover art for Black to Comm; or the compositional corpses found in the BABEL hardback

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Drone

Drone music doesn’t need to be scary; there’s nothing inherently frightening about elongated tones.  Yet the drone genre does seem predisposed toward darkness.  Just look at the cover art for Black to Comm; or the compositional corpses found in the BABEL hardback

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