Lars Horntveth ∞ Pooka

•June 22, 2008 • 1 Comment



1. Pooka
2. Joker
3. Mars Bar (Call For Gary!)
4. Ticks
5. Kahlua Blues
6. News On The March
7. Lesson In Violin
8. Pooka Soundtrack

One of the members of Jaga Jazzist has a solo project and this is it. Not entirely the same as Jaga Jazzist but you can hear some similarities. One of the reasons I enjoy this more than JJ is that this is much more ambient, more focused on strings and has some ingrained electronica roots. There is some absolutely brilliant composing going on here. It’s interesting, different and evokes wonderful emotions.

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Black Dice ∞ Load Blown

•June 22, 2008 • 1 Comment



1. Kokomo
2. Roll Up
3. Gore
4. Bottom Feeder
5. Scavenger
6. Drool
7. Toka Toka
8. Cowboy Soundcheck
9. Bananas
10. Manoman

Black Dice feels like the electronic-noise equivalent of a jam band. Take an idea or sound and just build, expand and roll with what you have. There is a ridiculous amount of experimentation, varying sounds, strange rhythms and a motif of something like a strange grinding obsession running through this album. This is definitely not for the average listener, and it takes some determination, but it feels less like what is happening and more like how it is happening.

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor ∞ Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada

•June 22, 2008 • 1 Comment



1. Moya
2. Blaise Bailey Finnegan III

This is a straight-forward release by GY!BE. A great EP to give you an extra GY!BE fix for when you need it. I can describe this record the same exact way I can describe any other album by this band. Great post rock. An interesting tidbit though, the “poem” recited by “BBFIII” is actually the lyrics to an Iron Maiden song.

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Quoc Duong ∞ Quoc Moon Duong

•June 7, 2008 • Leave a Comment



1. All My Stuff
2. Mine
3. One Umbrella
4. Just Dandy
5. Where the Sun Has Gone
6. Smartest Man
7. Flat
8. Whore
9. Please Stay
10. Track
11. I Know
12. Devil Town
13. Sleeping On The Mississippi
14. Here Again

This album comes from a friend of mine from school who has made here some very nice, extremely lo-fi acoustic tracks. At the start with “All My Stuff” and “Mine” the album doesn’t start of incredibly strong, but soon the quality of both the songs and the recordings begins to increase dramatically. The LP continues to get better and better and by the end it just puts it on cruise control for the last couple of tracks. This isn’t a genre that I listen to a whole lot, but I found listening to this was enjoyable and I’m not just saying that because he’s a buddy of mine. If you like almost minimal acoustic lo-fi songs, a bit it in the light of Neutral Milk Hotel, go ahead and give this a definite try.

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor ∞ Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven

•June 5, 2008 • 1 Comment



1. Storm
2. Static
3. Sleep
4. Antennas To Heaven

My favorite Godspeed You! Black Emperor album starting with the incredible opener, “Storm”, which easily fits into one of my most favorite tracks of all time. The beauty and scale the bands brings to the table on this proper album is absolutely unmatched and yet to be unrivaled by any followers of theirs in this genre. GY!BE are the kings of apocalyptic post-rock and it is shown in full force with this record. It feels like a more innocent and less corrupted version of f#a#∞, where that album was full of pain, this is full of hope. The title of the record alone presents this image of some sort of redemption. Again, there is the beautiful mixture of field recordings, guitars, orchestral, percussive and noise instruments to create a unique sound for this innovative and talented band.

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor ∞ f#a#∞

•June 5, 2008 • Leave a Comment



1. The Dead Flag Blues
– The Dead Flag Blues (Intro)
– Slow Moving Trains
– The Cowboy…
– (Outro)
2. East Hastings
– ‘…Nothing’s Alrite in Our Life…’ / Dead Flag Blues (Reprise)
– The Sad Mafioso…
– Drugs in Tokyo
– Black Helicopter
3. Providence
– Divorce and Fever…
– Dead Metheny..
– Kicking Horse on Brokenhill
– String Loop Manufactured During Downpour…
– (silence)
– J.L.H. Outro

An absolutely essential record from the godfathers of modern day ambient post-rock. GY!BE created a beyond ethereal experience with this record that still transcends most music today. The name of the album is derived from particulars of the vinyl pressings, where side one began with an F#, side two with a A# and as the needle reaches the final groove it overlaps onto itself and begins a never ending loop (infinity). Like most music that “doesn’t require your attention, but rather rewards it”, it’s best to become fully immersed into the music. Listen to it in a dark room in the middle of the night and every sound takes center stage. Incorporating incredible spoken dialogue, some light “singing” but mostly full instrumentation and noise aspects, this is a record that draws you into a full circle of fear, regret, desire and hope.

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Mount Metropolis ∞ Susurrate

•May 28, 2008 • 3 Comments



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1. Across the Courtyard
2. Colder is Better
3. She’s Gone
4. Fossil Computer
5. Growing Up
6. Intermission
7. Poetry
8. Lobby Music
9. Mr. Kaneda
10. Susurrate
11. Happiness

Some more of my own music. More a traditional album rather than an EP. Hope whoever listens, enjoys. I’m not signed or anything, and right now making music is just a hobby. This album in particular is made with heavy use of sampling. 95% of the sounds used are samples, and makes for some nice indie, experimental electronic.

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