Reviews Search

HRVATSKI, "OISEAUX"

Another EasternMassachusetts native, Hrvatski has released this collection of yummystuff from 1996-1998 on his label, Reckankreuzungsklankewerzeuge (yeah,it's pronouncable).
Continue reading
4729 Hits

BACKWORLD, "ANTHEMS FROM THE PLEASURE PARK"

There are a lot of very talented classically-trained musicians appearing on this very pretty gloom-folk CD from World Serpent.
Continue reading
5204 Hits

JEAN-MICHEL, "MARSHMALLOW ROOMS"

I listen to a lot of electronic music, but for a techno album to grab my attention - that's a feat.
Continue reading
4909 Hits

TWELFTH OF NEVER, "BLOWING BUBBLES THROUGH BROKEN WINDOWS"

There is so much bad gothmusic coming out these days, it's been tough to motivate myself tolisten to new bands, especially local ones.
Continue reading
4392 Hits

CHICAGO UNDERGROUND DUO, "SYNESTHESIA"

Trumpet player Rob Mazurek has been fronting many incarnations of the Chicago Underground since the mid 90s.
Continue reading
5024 Hits

The Dylan Group, "Ur-Klang Search"

With vibrophone virtuoso Dylan Cristy and music enthusiast/drummer Adam Pierce at the production helm, this disc grooves more on a dub tip than anything else they've done—without compromising the intensity of the ever so prominent vibes.

Continue reading
5480 Hits

TRANS AM, "YOU CAN ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT"

Trans Am almost got what they wanted with this release - the right to release the songs they wrote and recorded!
Continue reading
4749 Hits

HALF JAPANESE, "OUR SOLAR SYSTEM + SING NO EVIL"

Some of you might not even remember that there were records before CDs were around.
Continue reading
5674 Hits

THE SOIL BLEEDS BLACK, "ALCHEMIE"

Traditional unadorned instrumentation and medieval melodies come together with badly mixed vocals.
Continue reading
5607 Hits

THE MACHINE IN THE GARDEN, "ONE WINTER'S NIGHT"

Stunning artwork and innovative packaging from Middle Pillar!
Continue reading
4650 Hits

WEEN, "WHITE PEPPER"

The brothers Ween are back with their most straightforward album to date.
Continue reading
7164 Hits

"EARTHDANCE"

Oh boy, back topointlessness. Release through an arrangement with Virgin records, thiscompiles loads of previously released and garbage from Fatboy Slim,Underworld and Gus Gus.
Continue reading
4566 Hits

"SONIG COMP."

Also from Germany,through Thrill Jockey in the USA comes this comp of beautiful purelyartificial electronic ear candy - none of which is minimal nor poses asanything else.
Continue reading
5060 Hits

"COZMICK SUCKERS VOL. YELLOW"

Back to Germany for another beat filled electronic collection.
Continue reading
4550 Hits

"BLUE CUBISM: TRANSCODED AUDIO SUBSTRUCTURES"

Without the hype, this one CD/13 song collection assembles some wonderful examples of challenging electronic pieces.
Continue reading
5369 Hits

"CLICKS_+_CUTS"

Mille Plateaux has definitely mistaken minimalism for boring drawn out mindless electronica babble.
Continue reading
4899 Hits

LAB REPORT, "CLASSICAL ATMOSPHERES"

Lab Report is Chicago area artist and musician Matthew Schultz.
Continue reading
4907 Hits

RICHARD H. KIRK, "LOOPSTATIC"

Kirk's music in the lastfour years has definitely been more aggressive and challenging than theearlier more international, ambient and "groovy" releases.
Continue reading
4588 Hits

STORM AND STRESS, "UNDER THUNDER..."

They're really not playing completely random notes, right?
Continue reading
4550 Hits

MARY TIMONY, "MOUNTAINS"

While the former singerof Helium gets the top billing on this record, the talented productionand playing from a young miss Christina Files (of Boston's Victory atSea) shouldn't go unrecognized.
Continue reading
5253 Hits