Articles by Elizabeth Klisiewicz
Demure dabbles in the sort of icy, elegant post punk offered up in the 80s from bands such as The Cure. There are drum machines and synths, as expected, but then we have Demure’s notable guitar playing and strong sense of melody, which elevates his work to something rather special.
‘Electric’ is electronica with a dark wave sheen, while ‘Zombie Birds’, a single released earlier this year, is a fine offering of post rock. It shows that this band isn’t a one trick pony, and they could easily go in a bunch of different directions stylistically and succeed.
This entire suite of songs is engaging, cerebral, and only your imagination will limit you from fully engaging with this music. It is cinematic post rock at its best.
This is a fine release from the Fresh and Onlys frontman that fans of that band as well as fans of West Coast folk and psych will appreciate.
UK band Toy have just released their splendid new recording Clear Shot, an amalgamation of influences ranging from Radiophonic Workshop to the Incredible String Band.
This London quintet has produced a winner with Entopica Phenomica.
A fine album from a promising group that I hope to hear more from.
For fans of Slint, and for anyone who enjoys well written and played instrumental music. By Elizabeth Klisiewicz
I may be new to the party, so to speak, but I have enjoyed NMA’s body of work, and Winter is a fine addition to the mix. Go forth and partake of a really good album from this long running band. May they have many more years ahead of them! By Elizabeth Klisiewicz
In short, this is a pleasing and really pretty release from this up and coming Finnish group. Elizabeth Klisiewicz
A collection of varied moods and textures that should suit any fan of ambient music. By Elizabeth Klisiewicz
Definitely a late night or very early morning album, filled with interesting personal tidbits, vivid imagery, and shimmering, sun-kissed melodies, all while a pervasive sadness fills the expansiveness of the listening experience. By Elizabeth Klisiewicz
It’s a curious and interesting listening experience, and Weddoes fans should definitely seek this one out. By Elizabeth Klisiewicz
In summary, Jon Wolper has created a series of set pieces, each song standing out distinctly and resonating with the care and thought that went into this beautiful record. Recommended for fans of Slow Meadow, Fabrizio Paterlini, and Stars of the Lid. By Elizabeth Klisiewicz
In short, this is a good noise pop record laced with psych, shoegaze, and post punk. By Elizabeth Klisiewicz
A somewhat slight but engaging and pleasant release from this talented musician. By Elizabeth Klisiewicz
Highly recommended for fans of psych jams and generally groovy and tripped out tunes. By Elizabeth Klisiewicz
In summary, this is a neat little release that sneaks up on you and grabs your attention! I hope to hear a lot more from these talented Swedes. By Elizabeth Klisiewicz
This is a lovely ambient, classical album with shades of post rock, for all fans of Boysen’s earlier solo record as well as his work with Hecq. By Elizabeth Klisiewicz
In summary, this is a very good improvisational jazz record with many disparate musical styles that is cohesive and well worth a listen or three. By Elizabeth Klisiewicz
It’s a sometimes hazy, always pretty testament to the power of ambient drone. Recommended for all fans of ambient drone music with overlays of post rock. By Elizabeth Klisiewicz