Friday, September 15 2006
Twee angst from a French-Icelandic duo manages to be just interesting enough to avoid saccharine over-indulgence.
Thursday, September 14 2006
Andy Stott’s debut, Merciless, opens quietly, building a minimal-aquatic aesthetic—warm synths, hi-hat and simple snare, strings in the background. This is minimal dub,
Rasmus Møbius sets out on his own to create a pure album, unfettered by guest appearances, of his own brand of cut-up dub-hop.
More sisterly tween-pop from literary-minded Salt Lake City gals.
Guitars and drums. No bass. No keyboards. No strings. No brass. Just six strings, two drumsticks and the volume knobs cranked to 10. The instrumental and
Ah, California dreaming on such a summer’s day. Brothers and Sisters effectively wrangle up the laid-back sunshine vibe of 1970s California AM radio pop/
Wednesday, September 13 2006
“I would have wanted more collaborators,” writes Amaury Perez, “but everyone is busy so DIY.” For an almost one-man outfit (he has help from a
A free folk release that transcends even that label to acheive true freedom.
Acheiving that fleeting balance between prettiness and interest, Helios delivers a lush instrumental that actually engages the heart.
Italian Surrealist Cartoon Music for the Soul.
Punk band hasn't changed much in a decade, for better and worse.
Tuesday, September 12 2006
At question is whether a musician can extend things in this or that direction, and very possibly the performer of "Shell Shocked" can.
Russian neo-lounge act's camp and kitsch belies its complex sampling and arrangements.
YOU try telling these primal r'n'r gals that women can't be Husbands.
Spineshank is to Fear Factory as Silent Civilian is to...
Belgian group's second album is full of college radio-friendly charming pop.
Monday, September 11 2006
As with so many stopgap EPs, it's an eclectic, so-so afair of questionable re-release value.
Freeform musician continues to surprise in ability to be accessible and push boundaries.
Very nice jazz singer with a relaxed, quiet, light baritone delivery, and something of an all-round musician.
Same old heartbreak song and dance, done yet again.