Tuesday, January 23 2007
MiniDisc finally hits CD. Confusion ensues.
The album wants to move you. But first, it's gotta connect.
This compilation features “Ethno Dance/Lounge Culture music” from New York City nightclubs. Sensual electronic effects bathe the dozen recordings. These beats accent a multitude
The song titles are almost as bad as the tunes themselves.
Monday, January 22 2007
On his second solo record, the Savatage frontman shows signs of returning to the glory days.
Sally Doherty’s gift to the world is the lovely clarity of her voice. There’s no sign of strain when she sings, it’s
Listening to so much middling power metal in 2006, it comes as an enormous relief to finally hear from a band that knows how to do
Getting the attention of Fall Out Boy’s label and Motion City Soundtrack never hurts in getting your name out. But fortunately the buzz about
Sunday, January 21 2007
When a CD is accompanied by a booklet containing a lengthy, meticulously detailed story to serve as a mere introduction to the whopping, 68-minute album,
The comparisons with Fennesz go so far, as do those with Tim Hecker. But on his second album, Jerome Deuson (a.k.a aMute) expands
Stay with me here, please. In 1968, Chuck Mangione and Roger Karshner are in Cleveland. There they decide to give “musical interpretations” to the paintings of
Griddle’s third album, Klimty Favela is exactly what one might expect from an album that comes with a comic book—colorful, sprawling, and adventurous.
Thursday, January 18 2007
Despite widespread acclaim in the blogoshpere, this elusive San Francisco quintet has only been available through Rough Trade Records from outside the U.S. This
So there you are, wondering which of the last 12 months’ Turkish 1970s re-releases you should lavish your hard-earned on. Edip Akbayram, for the paisley groaning?
Certainly not to be confused with Tim Hecker and the scratchy, overdriven beauty of Harmony in Ultraviolet, this is the new album from Vienna noise
It’s a general policy of mine to hate any and all emo/pop/punk bands. The utter lack of originality in this genre has
Wednesday, January 17 2007
Stephen O’Malley has developed into a rewarding, continually evolving by demonstrating that there are in fact many, many ways to build slate-toned, inch-per-hour monolithic
Cinematic flair and historical sensitivity are only two of the assets that distinguish No Luck Club from its instrumental hip-hop peers. The group’s latest
The underground soul movement, which, as inconsequential and absurd as it may sound in relation to its mainstream counterpart, allows its categorized artists to put
The type of rocking Army of Anyone (comprised of former Filter and Stone Temple Pilots members) does on their debut is fairly by-the-numbers Audioslave-esque post-grunge,