Friday, April 24 2015
To call Ingmar Bergman's red-drenched masterpiece Cries and Whispers essential to any collection would be a serious understatement.
Thursday, April 9 2015
Billowy clouds of vocal harmonies form the sonic landscape of Jennie Abrahamson's gorgeous "Wild Is the Heart".
Monday, September 29 2014
This electro-dance trio wants you to feel human. Easier done than said.
Friday, September 6 2013
Scandinavian dream-pop trio delivers one of the year's great records.
Thursday, November 10 2011
A surprisingly short concert for a band like Opeth, this Portland show was nonetheless a strong demonstration of how Opeth came to make an album like Heritage. This, foiled with the brutal heaviness of Katatonia, made for one fine evening of Swedish music.
Monday, August 1 2011
The Swedish retro-rockers return with a an assured, surprisingly nuanced second album.
Tuesday, June 7 2011
Sweden's noted art-rockers Fredrik are setting themselves up for a big break, and as we find out, they provide great insight on how to pass along advice, what the Swedish winter does to your blood, and the joys of singing to your morning coffee . . .
Wednesday, April 27 2011
Thursday, August 5 2010
"Without religion, society is doomed." Discuss.
Wednesday, July 21 2010
Jan Troell's exploration of the nuts and bolts of old-school photography feels particularly archaic and his imagery achingly nostalgic.