Elizabeth Klisiewicz


I am a lifelong fan of music, and started delving into more unusual forms in my teens. Though the classics (Beatles, Stones) have always informed my tastes, I built my passion for music on those early influences. First it was hard rock and metal in the 70s and early 80s, then it morphed into folk rock, punk, psychedelia, post punk, shoegaze, and dream pop. I also enjoy synth pop, classical, jazz, electronic, post rock, and ambient music. I currently host a radio show on Eardrumbuzz Radio and also contribute to this site and Big Takeover Magazine (print and web).

Articles by Elizabeth Klisiewicz

DAIISTAR – Good Time

The band definitely is dialled in to the darker side of psych, but offer it up with sunny melodies, exactly the sort of music I latch onto.

Sea Lemon – Stop At Nothing EP

It has hooks that will reel you in and contains the requisite gauzy layers meshed with kickin’ guitar lines.

Slowdive – everything is alive

A great, somewhat different new release from these dream pop/shoegaze stalwarts, and one I can recommend highly.

Dot Allison – Consciousology

There are strains of folk, chamber pop, dream pop, and psych pop interwoven in this release, and all of it is lovely.

The KVB – Artefacts (Reimaginings from the Original Psychedelic Era)

A fine collection of covers by the always reliable and excellent KVB. Highly recommended!

Pink Mexico – Mirrorhead

Recommended for all fans of shoegaze with a grungier edge.

Secret Machines – The Moth, The Lizard, and the Secret Machines

The chance to get your hands on a long lost album cannot be overstated, so do yourself a favour and pick this one up. Another cool addition to this enigmatic band’s body of work.

Flyying Colours – You Never Know

One of the many strengths of this band is their penchant for insanely catchy, top shelf melodies.

Black Swan Lane – Blind

Blind is the tenth album from Atlanta based post punk project, Black Swan Lane, the musical vehicle for multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Jack Richard Sobel. It is a dreamy, slow burn of a record. Not to be missed.

Ian M Bailey – You Paint the Pictures

This is an album about love, friendship, and loss. In these troubled times, it is well worth your time to peruse this collection and let this fine work settle around you in this New Year like a warm cloak.

Meg Baird – Furling

This album is a sleeper and demands to be listened to on a good set of headphones. It is music that unfurls over time and reveals itself in layers. A really good addition to Meg Baird’s body of work. Highly recommended!

Robyn Hitchcock – Shufflemania!

One of Hitchcock’s finest in a large body of excellent work.

Steve Bates – All The Things That Happen

A nightmarish sonic universe, one which will challenge and trip you up. Recommended for those who revel in the fuzz and drink in the palpable noises before succumbing to its siren song. Also recommended for fans of Tim Hecker.

Mark Peters – Red Sunset Dreams

This entire suite of songs is a peaceful journey in this gorgeous but brutal world we live in, but it is a balm for the senses and is a definite high point for Mark Peters.

Breathless – See These Colours Fly

In listening through this record, I am struck by its shimmering beauty, tranquil spirit, and sense of space. It is exactly the sort of listening experience I need during these terribly chaotic times.

Shearwater – The Great Awakening

Recommended for fans of exquisitely rendered experimental rock.

POLIÇA – Madness

POLIÇA has succeeded in offering listeners a compelling and dreamlike work of excellence. Highly recommended for fans of trippy electronica and for anyone who has followed the group to date.

Maida Rose – Tales of Adolescence

A beautiful release to savor for all dream pop enthusiasts.

Beachheads – Beachheads II

Highly recommended for all fans of power pop a la Shoes, REM, Translator, and many others, and for those who love highly melodic and meaningful music.

Killing Joke – Lord of Chaos EP

This new EP is their first new work in 7 years, and while you can definitely hear the progression in their sound, all the hallmarks of their early sound are firmly in place.

The Boo Radleys – Keep On With Falling

This is a solid effort from an established group that long-time listeners will appreciate, as well as anyone who savours well-crafted pop.

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