Monday, October 29 2007
The one-two punch of Kyte's first single "Planet" and its AA-side "Secular Ventures" (Maps remix) makes for an alternately contrasting and unified listen.
Deaverse Massive Vol. 1 is more fanservice than album proper.
A classy and mature, yet spirited soul album, the likes of which rarely get noticed these days.
Infectious rock, thunderous and powerful.
A quality mix worth checking out if you like house music.
Sunday, October 28 2007
Portland electronic composer Ethan Rose builds bright landscapes from discarded sounds and clanky musical machines.
A.R.E. Weapons' fourth full-length just sounds like something that would come from New York.
Roots-y, pedestrian-paced tunes for Holland.
Re-issue of Vladislav Delay's 2000 collection of 12-inches shows the artist's early promise.
On their third disc, The Evil Queens make due with unexpected touches of kicky instrumentation to their dirty, groove-heavy brand of bar band rock.
Toss Flock of Seagulls into a blender with Weezer, a touch of emo, and bouncy disco-rock and you've got the intriguing (and shamelessly catchy) first offering from The New Loud.
Thursday, October 25 2007
The death metal peddled by Australia's Portal is truly friggin' terrifying.
Shir Khan's Maximize! talks big in the first half, but it's ultimately a lover who doesn't deliver.
Those of you pining for the reunion of obscure Canadian post-rock group Fly Pan Am can take solace in the new release for Feu Thérèse, Ça Va Cogner.
Anyone who has had more than a passing acquaintance with the African part of their music store's World section is going to find most of this familiar territory.
Chicago natives turn down the power, but sweetly turn up the pop on their latest effort.
Wednesday, October 24 2007
Toronto's Die Mannequin has been the beneficiary of some tremendous major label hype in Canada.
Dr. Horsemachine and the Moneynotes take crooning Dixieland-jazz vocals and stir in some Appalachian-roots-inspired country-punk abandon to strangely intoxicating effect, proving that there's still some fun to be found out there in indieworld.
Mystic woodwind, sitars, Buddhist chants, Tibetans, yearning voices -- if it sounds like New Age territory, well, it is.
It's impossible not to reminisce about Morphine while listening to Twinetime, Twinemen's third album.