Zarathustran Analytics in Video Games, Part 3: Plotting the Plot
L.B. Jeffries21 Apr 2008
There's a ghostly suggestion of Philip Roth's writing voice in Portnoy's Complaint in this novel; a relatively calm voice, this time in the third person, documenting the madness.
The Hackensaw Boys reboot Blaze Foley's Reagan-era "Oval Room" in light of the current political climate with scorching results.
Eric Benoit fuses elements of dance, folk, and alternative styles in the experimental "Dragonflies", wherein the artist delves into some uncomfortable realities.
An avant-garde classic or a sneering joke? Third Reich 'n Roll may be over 40 years old, but it still sounds like it's been beamed down from the future.
Pulp functions less as a pulpy mystery or gangster tale than as a spoof of same, albeit a spoof that retains a noirish sense of fate and power.
The pop musician constantly does the reverse of what he says he's going to do in his songs and lyrics. His new album's title, Out of Silence, alludes to this strategy.
Marble Skies retains the charming diced and spliced sound of Django Django's debut while delighting in the sheer joy of experimentation.
He is best known as the comical, tambourine-banging jester for the Brian Jonestown Massacre. Now, after a few quiet all-by-himself albums, Joel Gion gets a band together to launch the next big chapter of his career.