Wednesday, November 1 2006
McKay preaches about life in the hood and rising above it. She tells her audience that each of them can better themselves in a passionate, dramatic voice.
Interpol/Bravery/Bloc Party also-rans get reworked by Ladytron and others on this new EP. The results, too, are mixed.
The last album from this Portland outfit is an eclectic bit of work that rarely leaves one bored. Whether it is the drone-ful “The Dream
Tuesday, October 31 2006
Tokumaru is a musical Philosopher's Stone; he transmutes even chickens into gold.
Apparently, the folks in Steril would prefer to forget their last couple albums ever existed.
There are many of us who still enjoy listening to Michael Jackson. Unfortunately, this release doesn't accentuate what we like about his music.
Vladislav Delay, a.k.a. Luomo, must be coming up on 30, but he continues to appear cutting-edge with his heavy, fractured dub. All the fuss
Monday, October 30 2006
A solid and varied release from an emerging talent.
These tracks seem only as long as the groove demands, but the groove demands long, long tracks.
Pleasant and charming, it's a winning style that seems timeless.
Who knew decade-old, long-gone indie pop could sound so fresh?
Sunday, October 29 2006
Elanors consists of some members of Judah Johnson, however they are quite different than that group. Spacy, atmospheric, and very consistent, this group creates very
Context: six years ago, IDM enthusiasts were perplexed and intrigued by an ultra-limited 300-copy triple vinyl release on Skam (original home of Boards of
The Hawaiian reggae-rockers try to lighten the national mood. For the most part, they succeed.
The Soundtrack of Our Lives are working on new material, so this will have to do until the next time that big teddy bear Ebbot,
Friday, October 27 2006
It's aggressive, energetic music, but also rather one-dimensional, nowhere near as colorful as the name implies.
Short but incredibly sweet, this slice of rock leaves you wanting only for more.
Kicking punk garage follow-up from NYC's criminally underrated Bamboo Kids... this time with a political edge.
Despite some decent songwriting chops, too much of this California punk pop sounds bland.
Frantic and riff-packed instrumental guitar album with ideas and challenges for the adventurous listener.