Thursday, October 16 2014
Bestial Burden really knows how to work a mood, and beat that sense of claustrophobic misery right into the ground.
Monday, October 6 2014
The spirit of Mingus is alive and well in Jason Ajemian's band recording for Delmark. Oh, and let's not forget about Monk and Sun Ra.
Monday, September 29 2014
On In the Orbit of Ra Sun Ra collaborator and Arkestra member Marshall Allen presents a portrait of the jazz legend every bit as complicated and strange as a cross-section of his reality could possibly be.
Monday, April 28 2014
More human than human.
Thursday, October 31 2013
With Guitar Sounds, I tend to feel like I am gazing into Schneider TM's record collection rather than his brooding, Teutonic brain.
Wednesday, June 19 2013
Many bands aim to evoke the feel of humanity's end, but few bring portentous visions of decay quite like experimental/avant-metal trio Locrian.
Thursday, June 6 2013
Hval's newest album is another eroding soliloquy on the body and the mind.
Wednesday, June 5 2013
On their new album V, it's all about the layers. Pull enough back and you'll find the most complex Barn Owl album to date.
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.