Monday, December 22 2014
From Polish black metal to mind-blowing progressive R&B and electronic music, 2014's best albums certainly have something for everyone.
Tuesday, November 18 2014
Soused’s trapped, bleating circus elephants are harbingers of the prison-planet drones and transhuman monstrosities yet to come. Prepare for heightened beatings, motherfuckers.
Monday, June 10 2013
The Collection 1967-1970 is a brilliant set that allows us to look at Scott Walker's early years as a solo artist. But none of this clarifies our understanding of him. Instead, it confirms the big questions of identity his music has always posed.
Sunday, March 24 2013
Scott Walker is succeeding, devilishly well, at keeping himself to himself. Each release finds him more withheld to the point where the solipsism on Bish Bosch becomes deafening. We’re still here Scott, some of us anyway, and we are not all store-room dummies.
Thursday, November 29 2012
The record release schedule might go on holiday break during December, but there are some eagerly anticipated albums that aren't deluxe boxsets. And things heat up quickly in January.
Sunday, October 19 2014
Twin titans of the underground come together to craft essentially what you'd expect a collaboration of this nature to sound like, for better or worse.
Wednesday, August 21 2013
Nicholas Cage and John Cusack both have equally famously idiosyncratic vibes -- both can play heroic and creepy, sometimes simultaneously -- and here they might have easily swapped roles.
Sunday, December 2 2012
Bish Bosch is anti-spectacle. It doesn't grow as it stretches out. Rather, it spider webs out in an increasingly intricate, unknowable, often striking mess of cracks.
Sunday, May 9 2010
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man gestures toward Walker's own process, as he has been and continues to think through the possibilities of sound.
Tuesday, May 9 2006
Walker has created a dense nightmare world on The Drift that -- in all its bloody, crawling glory -- is as boldly profound a comment on our times as has emerged so far this century.
Friday, February 20 2015
Anybody seen the 499th most acclaimed album of all time pass this way? I saw him playing chess with Death yesterday. His crusade was a search for God. A 1969 baroque-pop cult favorite is this week's Counterbalance.
Thursday, October 23 2014
The lead track off of the Scott Walker and Sunn O))) collaboration LP Soused tells a crazy story on its own; now, however, it's got some haunting visual accompaniment to join it.
Tuesday, November 27 2012
As preparation for Scott Walker's first studio album since 2006, we review the essential tracks from his long, strange career.
Thursday, November 8 2012
Scott Walker's latest album 'Bish Bosch' will release December 3rd and here we get the first video. Olivier Groulx directs "Epizootics!"
Thursday, October 11 2012
Scott Walker's latest album 'Bish Bosch' emerges six years after his last, 'The Drift'. The record drops on 3/4 December via 4AD and the label has released a great preview trailer.