Friday, October 6 2006
Another solid, if not groundbreaking, dose of jazzy/soulful house from Ben Sowton and Co.
Death metal isn’t really my cup of tea, but if it’s done properly, it can even cause some minor, occasional, sporadic head-banging on
Thursday, October 5 2006
Leave it to a Texan to bring back dirty, industrial-edged, boot-stompin' techno.
Ex-Pavement drummer seeks ecstasy in whiskey, weed, sunshine, God, and fuzzy guitars... but never loses his sense of humor about it.
To be fair, a remix disc isn't perhaps the best introduction to an electronic musician's work.
Good things on the horizon from rap's refugee camp.
It’s a hit and miss album though, with “Pussy Titty” and “Pussy Heaven” futile attempts at comedy.
Wednesday, October 4 2006
Motion Man excels by expanding his boundaries without throwing them out entirely.
Fans of post-Beatles pop from Big Star to Spoon should check out this very good sophomore album from Minnesota's the Vestals.
What should sound brutal sounds far too safe for its own good.
It's nice to see bachata being given space to show off its strengths away from the shadow of its attention-grabbing neighbour, merengue.
Eddie Cohn has been compared to Pearl Jam and Radiohead, but a fairer comparison might be a cross between an inventive or experimental Goo Goo
Tuesday, October 3 2006
Lights went out in Georgia, Chicago died, and that toke went over the line: the '70s revisited.
ASV is the tandem of Alice and Scott Vestal, two musicians known to anyone associated with the Appalachian region, the fiddle and the link between
Monday, October 2 2006
Less avant-garde than her work with Loren Mazzacane Connors, but transparently lovely, Finally marks the return of an eccentric and engaging songwriter.
Former grindcore great goes hillbilly. Why not?
Boy Eats Drum Machine mines some freely available breaks to create an album that's... interesting.
Since the evolution of Broken Social Scene, the musical communities of Toronto and Montreal have tightened, with people from both cities co-operating in different bands
When he isn’t with Trent Reznor, or biting the hand that feeds, Nine Inch Nails’ band member Alessandro Cortini has a side project called
Friday, September 29 2006
If you can let go and float along with the Receiver, their Decades is a lovely little escape.