REVIEWS

RUTGER MULLER & BERNHARD HOLLINGER – SIMULATIVE (SELF-RELEASED, 2020)

Simulative is a collaborative record by electrocacoustic composer Rutger Muller and contemporary jazz bassist Bernhard Hollinger. Despite their impressive CV in their respective fields, Simulative sounds nothing like you think it should. Which is a truly wonderful thing.  While it is rooted in electroacoustic sound design, there is no wasted moment on Simulative. No waiting …

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PARADIGMS I

Much of the discussion in the midst of Global uprising to end white supremacy has been how record labels and artists can use their platform to aid this work. Many labels and artists have donated their proceeds towards organizations that support the ends of Black Lives Matter. Further discussion has taken place on how white …

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THE NEVERENDING TRIO – SIDE 2 (INGROWN RECORDS, 2020)

What are the requirements of a “Fake Jazz” band? According to official Fake Jazz standard bearers The Neverending Trio, you meet once, record an album, eat nachos. With the bar set ridiculously high, the Long Island trio comprised of Jack Adams – flute, Kyle Donely – electronics (Neverending Audit, Nite Audit, Neverending Boyfriend) and Alex …

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DREAM TIGER – EP 1

ep 1 is Liz Wolf’s first new work since 2015’s EP The Sea. Within this 5 year span the Cincinnati artist and frequent WHY? contributor’s work has drifted into the realm of visual and installation based art. In her return to the recorded format, these three songs, recorded while under quarantine in her house that …

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THE MIGHTY MISSOULA – REMNANTS (SELF-RELEASED, 2020)

Hailing from the gloomy Northwest, The Portland-based The Mighty Missoula return with a full-length LP released earlier this month that contains passages of brooding atmospherics and pulverizing, cinematic crescendos. It’s 2020, I am not sure we are looking for anyone to rewrite the rules on Post-Rock. What The Mighty Missoula do they do very well, …

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