Thursday, November 6 2014
It’s as if she took a previous Grouper album and stripped everything away, down to the bones, down to dust.
Thursday, October 23 2014
This collection of the Chicago psych rock band's previously released non-album tracks adds up to more than the usual rarities compilation.
Tuesday, September 24 2013
Jack Dangers honors a deep-sea submersible with composition of low-frequency rumbles created with analog synthesizers and slowed down tape manipulations.
Sunday, August 25 2013
Experimental artists have taken Luigi Russolo's vision of noise-sound and painted vivid portraits of the cost of modernity, including Arizonan darkened drone artist, Gog. PopMatters takes a look at Gog's past releases, and is proud to stream its powerful new album, Ironworks
Thursday, May 23 2013
Nature can be horrifyingly violent, and human nature doubly so. Rory Storm seeks to explore rather than exploit that reality on Old Songs Sung in Wolves’ Tongue, documenting the unease we all feel when dealing with overwhelming emotions.
Tuesday, May 14 2013
Vilké may well be a conceptual work, but there's nothing theoretical about Daniel Menche's latest album. Its impact and resonance evoke a primal and deep-set response.
Tuesday, April 16 2013
Sunn O))) make towering, thunderous metal concerned more with volume than detail. But guitarist Stephen O’Malley’s newest project, Ensemble Pearl, is all about the little things.
Sunday, April 14 2013
Imagine if Battles had been more influenced by a cross between Sunn O))) and Black Sabbath, and you’d start to get a clear picture of what Life Coach has to offer.
Sunday, November 20 2011
Worldwide Skyline is an impressive release. Ross' musicianship is flawless, and his elegiac lyrics an absolute delight. Ultimately two EPs may have made a lot more sense, but what the hell, it's still streaks ahead of his psych-folk kin.
Tuesday, December 7 2010
The virtues of "drift studies" glide with great ease and depth on Arkhonia's Trails/Traces.