daFigz
daFigz
Milwaukie, Oregon

Recent Reviews

Oct 13, 2018
83
Toe's 2013 release is rich in its intricate instrumental guitar work with brilliant drumming adding to the overall Post-rock/Math-rock vibe. Toe's 'The Book About...' is a gem of a record. Clearly, the popular response calling this LP beautiful is spot on. My suggestion: Like God Is An Astronaut, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mogwai, Balmorhea, and Tristeza instrumental Post-rock bands have a place in a thoughtful collector's library. So, it's very easy to suggest that you check this band out ... read more
Oct 13, 2018
88
Clearly, in this collaboration, Rich and Alio Die [Stefano Musso] create a compelling piece of Ambient/Tribal EM that dares the listener to let go... Step off the canyon's edge into... Well, into wherever it takes you! Quoting Rich, "A 'fissure,' in the shamanic sense," says Rich, "is the point where you dive between worlds. The connection for me in this metaphor is that the journey is undertaken for healing purposes. Stefano and I took a similar journey in our collaboration, and ... read more
Oct 9, 2018
88
Rich's double CD release of Numena+Geometry provide his fans affordable access to two late 80s releases. For me, Numena is a gorgeous presentation of Minimalism, Berlin School phrasing and incredibly ethereal nuanced Ambient EM. On Geometry, Rich took a chance on pursuing a recording that displayed compositions built upon "mathematical relationships between harmony, melody, timbre, rhythm and tuning." Pretty heady stuff. It is deep in exotic percussion, spacey interludes of which make ... read more
Oct 6, 2018
78
For fans of Polish Progressive Rock band Riverside, when their guitarist Piotr GrudziƄski unexpectedly passed away in 2016 many were unsure if frontman, Mariusz Duda would work to sustain the band or call it quits. Well, it appears that Duda & company have agreed to moving forward as a band releasing 'Wasteland' in late 2018. The critical reception has been poor. AllMusic has chosen to not review the new LP. Same with snobby Pitchfork Media along with a slew of others. Too bad. 'Wasteland' ... read more
Oct 5, 2018
71
It's a given I'm no fan of live albums. The few I do relish are well crafted, often are Electronic Music [EM] which this clearly is not. CSN&Y were dealing with the social revolution and strong anti-war movement of the time. Nixon was out of control... The US was about to shed its snake skin. So, song content wise, there is plenty to jog my memory, ignite my passion and relive that time in life where the psychedelic/socio-political/folk rock musings of all four of these cats was dialed in ... read more
Jun 15, 2018
I'm more confusing at this point. Anyways, nice profile
Apr 26, 2016
Amazing reviews!
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