Theres Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros' Futile Tale

There’s Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros' Futile Tale

By Hans Rollman

The Envelope Manufacturer is a light parable on the ravages of neoliberal capitalism. 11 Feb 2016 // 8:00 AM

Read more
//Recent Reviews
	Hank Williams: Turn Back the Years: The Essential Hank Williams Collection

It attempts to wrestle Williams' body of work into manageable chunks, to show that this wasn't a guy who just churned out country songs indiscriminately, but an artist who documented the major facets of his life.

READ more

9 Nov 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Tom Vek: We Have Sound

A front-loaded but funky frolic makes for one hell of a debut with an impressive lack of lulls and lows.

READ more
	JamisonParker: Sleepwalker

'All manner of gorgeous sounds'? Or just plain unfocused?"

READ more

9 Nov 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Kip Hanrahan: Pinero

Much as Kip Hanrahan wants you to know about Miguel Pinero and even roots and proper purposes of rap, you could postpone finding out till you'd heard this fine music. Needs no further reference but might inspire it.

READ more
	Miri Ben-Ari: The Hip-Hop Violinist

It's a Miri Ben-Ari album because she wrote and arranged the strings and plays violin on it, but at the end of the day it is simply an excellent hip-hop mix-tape.

READ more
	Apollo Sunshine: Apollo Sunshine

Inventive musical chameleons continue to mutate, flipping from psych-pop to Southern rock band with their usual reckless abandon, and refusing to sit still long enough to be labeled.

READ more
	Art Brut: Bang Bang Rock and Roll

As long as there are young Brits with amplified guitars slung around their shoulders, there will always be the odd few who come off as cheeky arseholes. And, bless 'em, Art Brut are the latest.

READ more

9 Nov 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Aphrodite: Overdrive

There's not a lot of variety to be found on Overdrive, but that's hardly a problem if all you're looking for is a shot of pure adrenaline.

READ more

9 Nov 2005 // 12:00 AM

Cat Power + Dexter Romweber

On an 'off' night Chan Marshall's antics piss off more people than they win over. But what about an on night?

READ more
Wordplay: The Philosophy, Art and Science of Ambigrams by John Langdon

It's fitting then that, as Da Vinci Code mania reaches a ridiculous fever pitch (in preparation for the 2006 big screen version) Langdon and Broadway Books are dusting off Wordplay for a new reprinting.

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

Double Take: 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (1969)

// Short Ends and Leader

"The two Steves at Double Take are often mistaken for Paul Newman and Robert Redford; so it's appropriate that they shoot it out over Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

READ the article