REVIEWS

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

PETER BRODERICK – “4-TRACK SONGS / MUSIC FROM FALLING FROM TREES” (ERASED TAPES / WESTERN VINYL, 2009)

2009 saw two criminally overlooked classics from the young multi-instrumentalist Peter Broderick. The prolific musician put out two stellar records of neo-classical and lo-fi songs, became a touring member of the Danish outfit Efterklang, moved to Denmark and is putting out a release with TOME fav. Machinefabriek later this year. 4 Track Songs – I kind of go crazy …

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STILL LIFE STILL – “GIRLS COME TOO” (ARTS AND CRAFTS, 2009)

There are just some albums you can’t listen to on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Black Flag’s Damaged is one of them. Still Life Still’s Girls Come Too is another. On first blush there is really no reason why Toronto’s newest addition to the Arts and Crafts label shouldn’t fit in between naps and Miyazaki films. …

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TIMES NEW VIKING – “BORN AGAIN REVISITED” (MATADOR, 2009)

Musical trends have the life span of sea monkeys in 2009. Blogging compresses musical timelines to a fraction of a second as we all know. Last summer Deerhunter, Women, No Age, and the newly formed Wavves were on the forefront of critics best-of-lists or on the receiving end of harsh derision. These bands buried their …

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