REVIEWS

Reviews are long form reviews of full albums from experimental artists from around the world.

RUSSIAN CIRCLES – GENEVA (SUICIDE SQUEEZE, 2009)

When Mono announced that their latest album Hymn to the Immortal Wind would feature a 28 – count ’em – 28 piece orchestra in addition to the Japanese fivesome, I nearly threw up on myself with excitement. Finally, the culmination of everything post-rock had been striving to obtain, a brutally heavy album with moments of unparalleled euphoric …

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BOY IN STATIC – CANDY CIGARETTE (FAKE FOUR / CIRCLE INTO SQUARE, 2009)

I am going back to April for this one, but this album is more than worth mentioning even as we creep towards the years end. Boy In Static is a San Francisco based avante-pop duo of Alexander Chen on the Sequencers/drum machines/keys and Kenji Ross playing violin. Loosely associated with the Bay Area post-hip-hop collective anticon through tours and production from …

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DC ANDREA DICÒ / FRANCESCO CARBONE – “DC”

The duo of Andrea Dicò and Francesco Carbone spans the miles from Cape Town, South Africa to Milan, Italy and spans the chasm between several modes of musical expression – from studied approaches to guitar and percussion to exploratory discovery in chance contact with “non-musical” items. Between the two guitars, drums, walkie-talkies, toys and various …

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LONG SHADOW DUO – LIFELONG (LILLERNE TAPES, 2019)

The Long Shadow Duo is comprised of Neil Lord (Future Museums, Single Lash) and Marcus Maurice (More Eaze). The two fellow Republic of Texas denizens have created a wide-open, put-your-finger-anywhere-on-the-map tape that find the two exploring shared sonic space that, while varied in its approach, never strays too far away from a warm, droney center. …

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