Tuesday, November 7 2006
In their ongoing In the Fishtank series, the good people at Konkurrent have once again brought together two unlikely bands for a collaborative recording. In
It's the sound of decay, and of deliberate destruction; it's the musical equivalent of those artworks for which the artist draws a picture and then scribbles over it, or piles up an assemblage of rubbish and branches.
If you own the Defectors’ 2004 release, Turn Me On!, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were experienceing deja vu while reading about Give In
Ronnie Day’s second album is along the lines of fellow younger musicians like Teddy Geiger. But it doesn’t distract from the fact he
Gorgeous and easy female-vocal pop debut EP bodes well for the 2007 full-length.
Monday, November 6 2006
This mixture of solid groove and irregular sounds almost becomes as good as it keeps suggesting it could be.
All of the tracks were recorded at Cedar concerts and none of them sound as if they've been thrown in just to get a famous name on the cover.
Buffalo Killers' music is mired in a style that makes you think there is something wrong with the speed of the album.
The goggled wonders actually put out a CD that has memorable style and memorable music!
The Canadian Daft Punk won't be topping Discovery anytime soon.
The seven new attitudes on display here seem to maintain a vague veneer of folk, but also lurch between electronic blip accompaniment, noisy backup vocal arrangements, sudden falsetto, oozing cello drone, scratchy keys-and-flute jams, and operatic orchestration reminiscent of the last full-length.
Sunday, November 5 2006
In the absence of the Elephant 6 collective, the Channel turn out to be pretty likable.
A very good album from a band that you probably never heard of.
Typical lo-fi fare given just enough edge by a dose of innovation.
Friday, November 3 2006
German painter and fingerpicker spins sunny landscapes on steel-string guitar, drawing on folk, blues and raga styles.
The most exciting thing about Fuckpony is its name.
Four Hours Sleep is a very capable Australian outfit that makes very crisp and credible adult contemporary pop. A song like “I Know I Shouldn’
Thursday, November 2 2006
On this creepily creeping EP, the Dead Science barter in weirdness more so than musicality and fail to connect.
Carey really doesn’t have much to say. She’s earnest enough, and she’s not dumb. But she really doesn’t offer any great insights into the world in which we live.
Mad Tea Party forgo the crumpets and dish up a plateful of whimsy, with attractive, ear-catching melodies and a determination to rescue the kazoo from pop music's instrumental toybox.