Recent Review Comments
review of John Fahey - Death Chants, Breakdowns and Military Waltzes
"C'est vraiment sympa que tu ais intégré mon travail à ta review de Sandy Bull. Pour la version de 1967, voilà la page discog si tu veux plus d'infos: https://www.discogs.com/fr/John-Fahey-Volume-2-Death-Chants-Breakdowns-Military-Waltzes/release/1093477"
On Emptiness - Nothing But the Whole
"@Inglume Thank you very much for all your compliments. I don't know if you'll fully enjoy this album if you give it a try, but maybe you can get the appeal of this Industrial post-metal, since you like bands like Altar of Plagues or Oranssi Pazuzu."
On John Fahey - Vol 3: Dance of Death & Other Plantation Favorites
"@Inglume I really advise you to dive into his whole discog, John. "Volume 6" is one of my favorites of Fahey, especially because it succeeds perfectly in everything that Volume 5, "The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party", attempted, thanks to its mature psychedelia, its intelligent experimentations and its masterful coherence in spite of the variety of what the tracklist offers. Indeed, this record contains the best of both Faheyan worlds; accessible and meditative experimental and timeless and moving melodies. Otherwise, the 2 other Fahey's albums that I really advise you are "The Yellow Princess" and "America" which are two incredible manifestos of the solo guitarist's eclecticism and overflowing imagination."
On Melvins - Gluey Porch Treatments
"@Inglume Thanks a lot ;-) I haven't listened to all of their (too) prolific discography but I would say that their 80's period is their best period, when their rock'n'roll live recording was still relevant and their hardcore punk side was really felt. That's why I advise you their second record "Ozma" and their EP "6 Songs" as well as its extension "10 Songs" which are really my favorite releases of the band. I'm a bit mixed on their post-90's albums, except for a few exceptions (like Lysol), the Melvins tend to pretext avant-gardism to do anything on a sound support, sometimes leading to really disastrous results like "Prick" that I strongly advise you against."
On Françoise Hardy - Tous les garçons et les filles
"Thank you very much for that comment @Inglume, it was a real pleasure, especially since youre a big fan of this album and of francoise hardy in general. When I said that she hadn't yet reached her full potential on this one, I was obviously referring to "La Question", "Comment te dire adieu" and to a lesser extent "Ma jeunesse fout le camp". However, I think my mother's personal favourite is "Message Personnel" (maybe it's her all-time favourite album btw). I really advise you to listen to this record, it's one of her last jewels of her discography which is totally up your alley if you're a fan of "La Question".
On John Coltrane - Interstellar Space
"Merci beaucoup @DoubleZ! Je suis absolument d'accord avec toi, Coltrane était un dieux vivant, il était arrivé à un niveau tellement élevé qu'il a était obligé de partir de la terre pour aller faire danser les étoiles avec son saxophone endiablé. RIP John."
On Giusto Pio - Motore immobile
"@Inglume I think it's totally up your alley, the violin parts should really interest you ;-) hope you'll enjoy this album as i did..."
On Taylor Swift - folklore
"@zachthesnack Thank you very much for the kind words and your support. It's all the more gratifying coming from such a great account like yours!"
review of Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica
"Congratulations my man, continue your very interesting reviews and your discography binge of exciting artists. Be it metal, rock, jazz... your opinion is always precious and I love to read your reviews when I have time. I also greatly respect the fact that you review every album you rate, AOTY needs reviewers like you, keep up the good work!"
On Hong Chulki, Jin Sangtae & Kevin Parks - 音影
"@Inglume Thank you very much for all your compliments! It's true that if you compare my oldest reviews with my most recent ones, it's really different, I even think that my first ones are quite incomprehensible. Writing and reading reviews on AOTY has really helped me to expand my vocabulary, even if I still have a little trouble with english expressions lol. I would say that la crème de la crême of this album are the track 2 as you said and the last track, even if the whole thing has to be listened to in one go to fully appreciate the whole experience. Thanks again for always encouraging me, John, I hope youre living your best life ;-)"
review of Keith Rowe & John Tilbury - Duos for Doris
"Sincérement la critique la plus intéressante et documentée que j'ai pu lire à propos de ce chef-d'oeuvre. Merci beaucoup DoubleZ pour cette review, car je sens qu'elle ta demandé beaucoup de travail, et la synthèse est parfaite. Vive Keith Rowe, longue vie à Duos For Doris !(qui a pour l'instant le plus haut score des utilisateurs d'AOTY lol)"