The Obscure Cities Series Blends the Subtle and the Fantastic

The Obscure Cities Series Blends the Subtle and the Fantastic

By Hans Rollman

The steampunk cityscapes are fantastic in The Theory of the Grain of Sand, yet the underlying mystery is subtle. 17 Feb 2017 // 7:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

It's a bit tedious, but Michael Zapruder's latest album is also very, very pretty.

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10 Oct 2006 // 3:00 AM

A good performance is derailed somewhat by an inferior package.

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10 Oct 2006 // 2:06 AM

Friday Night Lights

Once the football game started in last week's premiere episode of Friday Night Lights, the clichés came fast and hard, but still, compelling.

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Organic and grimy, yet noisily industrial, music from an abandoned bunker in New Zealand makes you look at the world a little bit differently.

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9 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Art School Confidential (2006)

While director Terry Zwigoff seemed to have held the patent on this sort of offbeat tone in his past work, his kooky rudeness is his undoing, here

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9 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Jean: On

Jean is a talented vocalist, arranger, composer, and producer who just might remind you how much you like washing dishes and wishing for world peace.

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9 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Portastatic: Be Still Please

Another excellent addition to the Portastatic catalogue, this time expanding Mac McCaughan's orchestral pop leanings.

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9 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Early Day Miners: Offshore

Rock soundscapes, grand and long and hypnotic.

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9 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Windy City Heat (2006)

Perry boasts a killer DeNiro impression, insisting that "people magnetize towards my look." That look? Balding, overweight, fanny-packed with questionable hygiene.

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9 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Binge by Barrett Seaman

As "one male Ivy League junior" affirmed, "It's easier to go out and get fucked up and hook up than be sober and ask a girl on a date and get nothing for it".

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'Who' Will Be the Next Doctor?

// Channel Surfing

"What shall it be? A Doctor with whip-smart delivery of his lines? A woman who will bewitch before she kicks a Dalek's ass? Oh, the possibilities...

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