Wednesday, July 18 2007
One of the most insular and prolific artists ever returns with another unnervingly fascinating work.
Tuesday, July 17 2007
The first single from Living Well is good enough to convince any Pinback fans who were on the fence about Crow's solo work.
Whistleblower sounds like a concept album, a charting of an insular submarine world where the lapping synths and burbling sub bass from outside are balanced against a clatter of mechanical and human presence.
The Brock: Bodega Chronicles works as an independent teaser for his upcoming full-length.
Despite the different springs feeding into these women's inspirational homes, the album is successful at uniting these unique, accomplished musicians.
Fans of Brit pop should cherish a band and an album as terrific as this.
Monday, July 16 2007
Marmoset has created an album of Velvet Underground-inspired pop dirges for the ADD set.
La Double Absence is a lovely approximation of Persian and Afghan songcraft, with surprisingly subtle bits of electronics mixed in.
B is for Brontosaurus, and O is definitely for obnoxious.
This various artist CD presents the Ostgut label’s attempt to combine modern electronic music with classic ballet.
For Daniel Higgs to release such “music” to a global population is head-scratching and, at times, utterly bizarre.
Sunday, July 15 2007
From the Shadows is grim, sluggish dubstep, at times fitting what's become an inadequate broad description of the genre.
Those looking for a little more evocative (obvious) emotion with their techno should definitely check out Boratto’s colorscapes.
Pennsylvania pop rockers show promise on debut effort.
Acid may yet complete its comeback, but it's going to take a lot more than this.
Country homogenization claims another victim on this predictable album.
Thursday, July 12 2007
In the spirit of Jackie-O Motherfucker, Pelt, and Sunburned Hand of the Man, comes Images of Popular Deities. Usually, at each Archipelago session, no one
Liar and the Thief proves Kapousouz a performer with much to offer fans of subtly poignant indie pop.
New York's Taxi Taxi seems content to be the poor man's Long Winters, but a few genuine gems hint at something much bigger lurking behind the scenes.
The Gnomes' second self-released CD, aptly titled II, shows us a band at ease with its middle age