A Cosmic Crescendo

A Cosmic Crescendo

By Jack Fisher

An epic crossover involving cosmic power ends in a way that's satisfying without the specter of tragedy. 28 Apr 2015 // 7:05 AM

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The Bottle Rockets: Bottle Rockets / The Brooklyn Side

Bottle Rockets and The Brooklyn Side offer a welcome addition to the alt-country pantheon and still hold up as generally great, if slightly flawed, albums.

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20 Nov 2013 // 2:05 AM

Ital Tek: Control

Nobody wants to walk out of a rave and into a damn crystals shop. Yet in more than one instance, this Brighton producer insists on taking us there on this truncated follow-up to last year’s compelling Nebula Dance.

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‘Miss Homicide Plays the Flute’ Is Playful, Witty, Disturbing and Strange

If you like getting lost in language and a book that resists fixity and linearity (and don’t mind hearing about people’s entrails being eaten by pigs), consider spending a few hours with Miss Homicide.

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20 Nov 2013 // 2:04 AM

Kris Davis: Massive Threads

Melodic structure and concessions to accessibility are abandoned in favor of an approach to playing focusing on textures and impressions.

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Jon Hopkins: How I Live Now OST

Those who love Jon Hopkins’ stellar 2013 release Immunity will find a lot to love in his work for the film How I Live Now, which brings together spare piano chords with textural ambient and noise backgrounds to a Malick-esque effect.

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20 Nov 2013 // 2:02 AM

Seidr: Ginnungagap

Ginnungagap, the latest album from doom and death merchant Seidr, is an utterly beautiful and brutal flight through the stars.

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Andre Nickatina: Andre Nickatina

Two decades long, Andre Nickatina's career appears to be little more than a victory lap gone too long at this point.

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The Deltahorse: The Deltahorse EP

This transcontinental band features Dana Colley, the baritone saxophonist famous for his work with ‘90s alternative band Morphine, and he’s the main selling point of this rather too brief debut EP that doesn’t quite hit the mark.

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19 Nov 2013 // 11:30 AM

Diego Urcola: Mates

Ever wonder what the perfect drinking music was? Look no further.

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Various Artists: Marula’s Shade: the ImprovED Album

These are talented amateurs trying to match professional production values without the luxuries of a big budget and uninterrupted oceans of recording time.

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