Riverside: Love, Fear and the Time Machine

Riverside: Love, Fear and the Time Machine

By Jordan Blum

Ten years on, Riverside remain as special as ever, and Love, Fear and the Time Machine is their truest work of art. 1 Sep 2015 // 2:30 AM

Read more
//Recent Reviews
	Al Ashley: These Are Them

Dave Liebman sits and fits in with the trio of a drummer legendary among the knowledgeable: a sometimes surprising top-drawer guitarist and an organist whose keyboard can be a tenor saxophone and his pedals a double bass.

READ more

23 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Wilbur (2002)

Danish director Lone Scherfig is an expert at balancing melodrama and comedy.

READ more

23 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

13 Going on 30 (2004)

13 Going on 30 is best when it's adorable.

READ more

23 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Man on Fire (2004)

Man on Fire means to distress. Punctuated by mobile subtitles and assaultive editing, the movie underlines the daily threat of living in places where kidnapping is a sort of business, organized and ongoing.

READ more

23 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Agronomist (2003)

Jonathan Demme's documentary spends less energy lamenting or even raging than it does extolling the vitality and resilience of its subject.

READ more

22 Apr 2004 // 11:00 PM

They Might Be Giants: Indestructible Object

While Indestructible Object is pleasant but brief, these five tracks are not essential except perhaps to fans of They Might Be Giants who can’t wait until the full-length CD is released later this year.

READ more

22 Apr 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Modest Mouse: Good News for People Who Love Bad News

Modest Mouse are one of those rare bands whose fragile but spirited music constantly seems to teeter precariously between brilliance and catastrophe. Since their inception

READ more

22 Apr 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes: self-titled

One quick skim read through this re-release’s liner notes and you’re met with a lengthy description of its times. In the early ‘70’s,

READ more
	Boban Markovic Orkestar: Boban I Marko—Balkan Brass Fest

Sometime in about 1981, a friend of mine gave me a cassette tape of Serbian brass band music that he had just brought back from his

READ more

22 Apr 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Movietone: The Sand and the Stars

There’s something about Movietone’s The Sand and the Stars that exudes warmth. In its organic, natural delight, The Sand and the Stars actually

READ more
More Recent Reviews
//Mixed media
//Blogs

Double Take: The African Queen (1951)

// Short Ends and Leader

"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

READ the article