AOTY 2018

Recent Reviews

Nov 30, 2018
As usual, Lambkin immediately takes the listener out of his comfort zone, making it very clear that this new (huge) digital compilation requires active compromise in order to appreciate what he's offering. That he is one of the greatest figures acting in field recording and sound collage for some time now is pretty well known, but as was the case with some of his best acknowledged solo releases up to date, the inevitable contrast between the mundane used as the core of his oeuvre and the ... read more
Nov 21, 2018
An early live recording on tape that, by means of an extremely raw and low quality process, turns second-era King Crimson's sound into a rough mess of distortion and noise. As interesting as the premise is (and it does bring some fine results already on the aggressive opening version of "21st Century Schizoid Man"), it is difficult not to notice that much of the actual sound produced by the band at the time of the recording is lost. It certainly benefits from the lo-fi edge on the ... read more
Oct 15, 2018
If you're a conspiracy-theory/occultism fan, this record is a must: 40min+ of some of the strangest, most obtuse sounds one could ever hear in a music album, all courtesy of a highly unlikely duo out of a psychiatric institution in Sidney, during the late 70s. Make no mistake, all the WWII references, the horror depicted on the album cover and the frightening atmosphere of the register dissolve and resignify one of humankind's most gruesome episodes, bringing to mind a Pynchonesque delusion ... read more
Sep 13, 2018
A revisionist work that is far more than a compendium of impressions of traditional flamenco and tango past-time greats, but a true erudite, near encyclopedian amalgamation of sounds, timbres, compositional methods and styles, poetry, storytelling, political-statements, irony, post-irony, truth and dare. Definitely a bold and well-round project that lives up to its pompous presentation. The most impressive release of the year, musically speaking.

Honestly, I'd like to write in length about all ... read more
Sep 11, 2018
A long unearthed recording of two long droney pieces instantly becomes an essential document harking from the revival era of the rudra veena as a solo instrument. Over 70min in length, this new release captures raw, transcending and lingering notes and ambience from one of the most revered "ustads" of his generation. A gem.
Dec 10, 2018
Hey, are you Brazilian, too?
Also thanks for all the great reviews and for opening my ears for more different sounds.
Dec 3, 2018
You're welcome. Thanks for introducing me to so much new music, Henrico. Also, could you give me some obscure or really strange music reccomendations? That would be really appreciated. Once again, thank you :)
Dec 1, 2018
Why do you dislike Alomoni 1985 by Karuna Khyal? Personally, I think it is a really unconventional but interesting listen. Also, thank you for introducing me to so much music. I've been following your channel for a little while and I must say that you're one of my favorite reviewers. :)
Nov 4, 2018
Wow I thought you were some smug Phd. music critic from that profile picture.
Oct 13, 2018
So thanks for all the recommendations and great reviews, but I was wondering if you could possibly check out Wizards of Ooze. They're possibly the best musical act my country has ever produced and I don't believe they get anywhere near as much credit as they should. It would be great to know your opinion! Thanks again. x
Sep 14, 2018
Hey man. Have you ever heard anything by Loren Mazzacane Connors?
Sep 7, 2018
i'm sorry, but we have beef after that die lit score
Aug 24, 2018
Very very very cool person
Jul 21, 2018
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