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.
Thursday, April 25 2013
Showcasing the elastic-textural vocals of Swedish artist Hanna, Time Was, the new Zomes LP, is both a reiteration of the past and a foray into slightly higher realms of pop accessibility.
Monday, October 8 2012
A plethora of cool sounds and intriguing timbres can't make up for repetitiveness and a lack of decent songwriting.
Tuesday, November 29 2011
Helter skelter rock 'n' roll.
Thursday, November 10 2011
The Jazzfakers are not really jazz – nor are they "fakers." But they do have one of the best experimental albums of the year on their hands with Two.