Wednesday, January 20 2010
Classic songs, but do we really need another Creedence compilation?
Thursday, January 14 2010
Nasil? Ne Zaman? was the first of the band's two albums, and it's a game rowl of psych.
Tuesday, January 12 2010
Rembetiko is ostensibly a fictionalised biopic of standout Rembetiko singer Marika Ninou, but it's actually a biopic of Rembetiko music and the entire Greek nation.
Sunday, December 13 2009
Where are the bold adventurousness, the whimsical verve, the breadth of imagination? Finn and Jane do their own version of a Corona commercial on the beach.
Tuesday, November 17 2009
Kelly's study provides access to some fascinating theories of, and experiments in, the "wrong" uses of technology as explored by some important sound artists of the phonographic era.
Wednesday, November 11 2009
It pains me to suggest that watching The Secret Policeman Rocks! is akin to swallowing a tablespoon of humanist medicine...
Tuesday, November 10 2009
For better or worse, Bell Horses debut of melancholy electro-pop goes down like water and acts like a sleeping pill.
Monday, October 19 2009
Jack Webb's glum radio series 'Pete Kelly's Blues' is a sigh of a tribute to the roaring '20s, a melancholic parade of blistering jazz and the pointlessness of its own nostalgia.
Wednesday, October 14 2009
Kazuo Ishiguro’s first collection of short fiction, though more grounded in everyday experience than his recent novels, is tinged with his sense of the strange and sad, and, new for him, the humorous.