Month: March 2020

KEITH CANISIUS – THIS TIME IT’S OUR HIGH (DARLA, 2010)

As the four song EP Openness is Dreaminess & Everything in Between’s title would suggest Keith Canisius always had affinity for the psychedelics of the early 90’s shoegaze crowd. While pulling equally from the hushed vocal complexity of the Cocteau Twins and the divebomb guitars of Ride, it was clear that Canisius was crushing hard on the Madchester nouveau-hippie scene …

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JUNIOR LOW – HEAVY (BRIDGETOWN, 2010)

The nineties would have sounded much different if My Bloody Valentine were given their proper comeuppance in 1991. If teenagers started putting Kevin Shields posters up in their room, sitting stoned and alone in their parent’s basements piling layers and layers of manipulated guitar noise on top of each other until they seeped up through the floor boards of …

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PASCAL SCHUMACHER – “SOL”

Set against Pascal Schumacher’s luscious vibraphone tones, “Sol” creates a vision for Schumacher’s composition that centers on catharsis and violence under a vibrant amber glow. Through the dancer’s embodiment of coming out of the darkness into a blinding, but gentle light.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_z3Xvccm5s

DANIEL KLAG

In this interview with Daniel Klag we explore 70’s power ballads, Blonde Redhead as a gateway drug and NYC during the corona virus. This is the first of many interviews in this time of social distancing and troubling times for artists and musicians. You can check out Daniel’s discography here.  Patreon subscribers receive a bonus …

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LEVEK – 7″ (FATHER / DAUGHTER RECORDS, 2010)

Levek’s 7″, recently released on the excellent Father/Daughter Records, is solid. Solid, like musically astute solid. But more “solid” in the way Curtis Mayfield says it, or solid like I imagine Daryl from the Office says it. “Solid” surpasses any need for adjectives, it is a nod, a wink, a reassuring acknowledgment that the groove is tight. Levek is that kind of …

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BIKINI – RIPJDS (LEFSE, 2010)

Bikini is “Sallinger on MDMA” according to their press sheet. Statements like this have the tendency to run amuck on the interwebs, eliciting a cross-armed “hrrumph” from those either on MDMA or on Sallinger. It is clear, however, that the cross-continental duo composed of Nigel Diamond and Oliver Bonnard are on both. Bonnard’s prep-school background and hyper-modernist lines trade barbs with Diamond’s blunted, four on the …

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