Given how much I liked The Madness That Lurks Within (with Rebekkah Hillgraves), doing a Scott Lawlor interview only makes sense.
Behind gate number one we have a release that defied my understanding of Sucu Music.
The deep fuss over Morphine Bandit, or any of Textural Records artists is that they are quite heavily involved in some of the purest ambient music on the internet today.
PeerGynt Loborgis’ Window Eye is the most current release from the exceptionally gifted guitarist from Córdoba, Spain. I recently did a “retro” review of OutWorld III from 2010, but obviously a lot can change in four years, so how does Window Eye compare with his past works?
Stories of the Pterodactly exist in many cultures. Chientaroli, Espinal, Rave, and Vitale bring us a release that is enchanting and challenging.
I had so much fun reading from The Animals’ Rebellion a few weeks ago that I decided I wanted to read the whole thing. This is part 2 with 2 more to follow.
I first became aware of SPIEDKIKS last year with the release of “Take Off Your Makeup” on Rec72. I loved everything about the release, except for the final track. After publishing my review, Chris “Kik” Stark contacted me and explained that the last track was an homage to The Beastie Boys. I felt a little stupid — it made perfect sense. My only defense was I hadn’t listened to The Beastie Boys for several (10 or more) years. The Little Smartphone Spiedkiks interview was conducted recently, and offers interesting insights into the duo’s work, Creative Commons licensing, and more.
UPDATED: Jack Hertz in ambient Green Mist is a remastered version of the the Earth Mantra label’s release from 2012. (The original Earth Mantra releases are available on the Internet Archive.) This version uses current technology to update the sound of this release.
Hailing from Gainesville, Florida, Big Shoals is a three piece band producing music that is frequently referred to as “roots rock” with a healthy dose of Americana and country twang. On their first release we get a healthy dose of how this music has evolved since it was originally known as country rock back in the 70′s and 80′s — when it was a young style. Let’s see how the kid still goes on with Big Shoals.
So, I’ve somehow fallen behind a bit with Matthew Tyas’s work. He has another release that came out this month which I haven’t acquired yet. This will soon be rectified, however, as his impressions on Longues Plages is a work that makes me want to have more of his releases in my collection.
For their second release, Porki and Alvarado explore Halla, and this time they are bringing a boat-load of guests along with them: Jack Hertz, Cousin Silas, Stephen Briggs, Eyes Cast Down, and Void of Realms. It’s a mystical, expansive exploration that takes the listener through many dimensions. Join me on the journey.
I think it is blind oblivion’s fate that I am doing this show. I do this for the music and the musicians that produce the music. Their work comes first and foremost in putting this show together. Changing that by trying to make myself more of a personality would be wrong, and it wouldn’t be me. It would just be me trying to be someone else.
This Bayshore Records interview is the second I recently conducted. I’m encouraged to see the concept and culture is making it to a new generation.
I haven’t reviewed any Earth Mantra releases on The CerebralRift, despite knowing about the label for several years. Even so, starting with the three excursions of Altus on this release make is a great place to start covering works from this well respected, long running Netlabel.
Pulsewidth’s metallic creäture ode takes us in a very different direction. It is a “Sonic impressions based on observation and interaction with the kinetic sculpture The Cosmos In Which We Are by Pascal Dufaux.”