Wednesday, June 13 2007
Swelling to nine members, Je Sui France delivers a scattershot third effort of impressive ambition yet underwhelming impact.
Roman Revutsky is reportedly from Siberia, but he hasn’t been isolated from music.
Technique can only take a mix so far; after that the material itself has to take over.
Ramona Cordova has crafted 11 songs that, while they might not quite come together as an album, are starkly beautiful nonetheless.
Tuesday, June 12 2007
Produced by Minor7Flat5 founder Andreas “Brotherman” Christophersen, Ras Myrhdak’s first album brings across the hybrid qualities of the label’s usual fare without
It’s not a record that is overly busy, just quite haunting, tender and pleasant.
Someone over at TVT has been looking at Avril Lavigne's mini-comeback and thought to themselves, Here's an opportunity!
The walls of The House On Seedling Lane reverberate to a heady mix of melodious, orchestral folk-pop and waltzing, carnivalesque whimsy that wears its influences proudly on paisley shirtsleeves.
A quiet girl singing in broken English about her cat's love for milk and tuna fish.
Monday, June 11 2007
We may not still be talking about the Pipettes come years' end, but when you next hear their harmonic strains you probably won’t mind
An americana version of Nick Drake who likes spaghetti westerns.
Ultra Nate continues her long career as a dance music diva with Grime Silk Thunder, her first album in six years.
This release unequivocally illustrates how the concept of remixing soul classics has hit a new low.
Bloke arranges perfectly serviceable melodic drill'n'bass circa 1997, but brings absolutely nothing of his own to the table.
Sunday, June 10 2007
A collection of beautiful and often engrossing instrumental compositions that hum with the places and feelings of the desolate environment of Henriksen's youth
Chateau Rouge has the kind of underground attitude that leaves an album vibrating with its own buzzy kick, but here the buzz never consolidates itself in a climax.
While themes of darkness are evident, each song is done in such a way as to bring some hope.
From the opening strains of "I Was Not Made to Reproduce" through the extended outro of closer "Crazy Horce", each of the album's fourteen songs serve as connective tissue in the creation of a consistent quality of sound.
Quality mid-western rock that you will most likely play out or wear out.
Thursday, June 7 2007
This reconfigured Left Coast trio churns out happy, boppy, sub-two-minute punk songs... one of them in French!