Articles by Ljubinko Zivkovic
On Centre we get this excellent flow of music that goes from lull to a boil and back with ease and flair. Possibly, the best from Mt. Mountain so far.
What we get here from Mouse On Mars is a detailed sci-fi novel in musical form that is brimming with ideas and imagination, as usual.
Delusive Relics brings some quite dark music into these dark times which can maybe help their listeners turn on the light, at least a bit.
On the evidence of Charismatic Megafauna, Psymon Spine exhibit enough confidence and flair with their psych/electro-dance combination that you can expect them only to get better.
Oneo Fakind seems to hit all the right notes or keys throughout the album to rightfully claim that definition of Coniology – they do invoke that feeling of warmth and nostalgia above all.
In the end, instead of a stylistic mess, Dizmation’s debut turns into a good promise.
As The Cinder Grove progresses, the ambient aural paintings Johnson creates just keep getting richer in their (musical) palettes.
What Waxfeet has done is shuffle their musical deck of cards using their extensive experience to make it sound new, refreshing, and… relaxing.
Danielson recollects here all the celebratory and traumatic events that he went through, and he doesn’t have to explicitly say, it, you can actually sense it in all the seven musical pieces here.
Calico Jim is one of those Americana albums that stand close to the top of recent releases within this genre.
Lipton could have just gone and done an instrumental guitar album. Luckily, he didn’t.
Coma Girls manage to thrill their listeners and not throw them into a real coma along the way.
Aphek does exactly what she says, coming up with one of the more interesting and original rock releases in quite a bit.
Vajra is trying to create a specific mood experience to accompany their music, and both the mood and the music are painted in really heavy dark overtones.
Somehow, it all gels together and works to further underscore the message Countless Thousands wanted to convey.
Her melodic sense, the ability to shift tempos, and some excellent vocals, and what you get is some very cool late-night music that shifts from cozy dreams to slight nightmares and back with ease.
Astralseid envisaged and executed Shamanic Love as a set of in the studio improvised pieces, giving them the organic feel and hitting that ritualistic vibe they went for right on the spot.
Hairetis and Harper were able to combine disparate sounds and not so often used instruments to combine into music that is a true joy.
The fact that all the album vocals are in Macedonian could be a blessing – they could allow the non-speakers to appreciate what Stefanovski is actually doing here.
It is War San’s sense of keeping things as uncomplicated as possible and hitting the right notes every time that make ‘Lortbon’ work, and one of those albums that you can resort to whenever you need some peace of mind.
And as the title of the opener here, ‘Le ciel est mou,’ the sky is soft and ready to accept some excellent quirky stuff that Rien Faire has come up with here.