A short, straight-to-the-point brazilian post-punk record containing weird, off-kilter grooves (courtesy of eccentric frontman and bassist Akira Tsukimoto) and oddball lyricism, creating this obscure panorama of the raw punk-rock scene in the country during the 80s. The record definitely presents some amazing sounds and really creative vocal deliveries by the frontman, but, even if the band manifested all the urgency they were aiming for with this underground classic by putting out a really ... read more
Husband and wife gather with some of the greatest jazz figures of the 60s/70s to create this absolutely massive triple album that employs each and every facet of the countless collaborators like small pieces in a giant puzzle. Escalator Over the Hill is not only one of the most impressive, megalomaniacal records in the avant-garde canon, but one of the very few LPs in music history that was bold enough to approach nearly every genre of modern music one can think of. The songs and passages of ... read more
Really beautiful single. The rhythmic acoustic guitars and the latin instruments all intertwine, creating this incredibly sensual and emotive atmosphere, complimented just perfectly by Lafourcade's always on point vocals and honest lyrics. It is definitely interesting to see her going deeper into her roots, and if she manages to follow that single with more material of this nature in Musas, it might just be her sweetest, prettiest record so far (and why not, her most contagious as well).
The references to Cocteau Twins go beyond the album cover, but the british dream-pop band breaks out of their cage with a very charming and beautiful indie-pop record that takes everything they learned from Elizabeth and Guthrie and translates those experimental tendencies to the youthful age of the late 80s. Harriet Wheeler's angelic vocals are a treat for the ears, but the whole band manages to channel poetic inspiration and teenage anxiety into a tight set of delightfully accessible ... read more