A powerful statement on quality of recorded material as we witness Charles Cohen, one of the few masters of the rare Buchla Music Easel synthesizer and improviser dedicated solely to the art of the live performance, hone his craft to pure excellence on his first record in almost 30 years.
Cohen's take on electronic music goes far back into the roots of minimal synth with compositions at their most bare and moods at their most bleak - minimalism at its most mechanical. His use of process ... read more
An essential part of The Return which in itself acts like its own abridged simulation of the 18-hour season, with select pieces arranged to roughly follow the order they were presented on the show. Most notable on the seamless, three-song stretch made up of the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra's terrifying rendition of "Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima", Lynch's and Hurley's surprisingly admirable attempt at a Caretaker track with "Slow 30's Room", and ... read more
Graham Lambkin's first successful step, as a solo artist, into refining the messy process of creating sound art straight from an idea in the mind, however abstract it may be. Recordings of nature, the human voice, and decaying, classical pieces are collaged to create "non-music" compositions left open for listeners to interpret. The unexpected moments of laughter on "The Currency of Dreams" is one of many perplexing moments, though deciphering it would be entirely pointless, ... read more
A Bandcamp beat tape that daringly takes the effort to defy (and possibly reintroduce to us) what there is to expect from the usual beat tape fare, notably taking common tropes of genres like deep house, glitch hop, and vaporwave and giving them a massive "chopped and screwed" treatment for an exceptionally surreal output. SELA's developing signature style on 'sell your life' is perhaps best experienced when you're zoning in and out at 2 or 3 in the morning, working as the ultimate ... read more
I'm excited too. And thanks, expect to see at least four more concert reviews for this year (Fleet Foxes/AnCo this weekend, Kendrick in August, Liars in September, and Death Grips in October). I just wish my oldest ones wouldn't be deleted. Also, thanks for showing me Letterboxd. I've abandoned IMDb for awhile now due to the user scores being way too skewed, and haven't had a site that I can find lesser known movies on for awhile now. I'm excited.