(((O))) Category: Reviews
This live album wasn’t just an event with an incredible line-up, but a family occasion to have Keith’s legacy go full circle.
Everything – the songwriting, the hooks, the production, the sheer metacular awesomeness – about the conclusion to this metal-opera trilogy is brilliant.
No Anchor is an excellent ambient/drone album that I’d highly recommend to fans of the genre and psychonauts alike.
Out of this World, it is not just a story-structured album brought to life, but an epic movie that we’ve been waiting for by getting away from the Marvel cinematic universe and into something special and mind-blowing.
Throughout, as with the album title, Knapp approaches the process of creating these organ drones with quite a hefty dose of humor.
It is always a treat to hear metal with an agenda. Especially when it is done as aggressively and thoughtfully as this album.
Burden Limbs have the confidence and talent to know exactly where they are in their career process and where they want to be.
Blackwell and his Outlaw R&B prove that psych can mutate but it never loses its original feel and intent.
If you miss the angry, politised bands of previous generations then look no further, Glitchers are the rock and roll protest band urgently required.
Diptych is Growing’s one of their more accomplished albums, giving drone as a genre another impetus.
A 2D animated metal opera brought to life.
The story of the band’s history is now completely recorded live.
As is always the case when Will Oldham (in any of his aliases) is involved we can expect the unexpected. And truly enjoy it.
Who knows what he will think of next. He is still the mad scientist of arranging and composition.
Telex’s futurism is mostly a mundane modernism. They do not want to be robots or conceive sci-fi utopias in sound. They’re named after a piece of office equipment.
Throughout, Ott is able to musically move ‘between the world of the living and the dead’ with fully explored ideas that present the picture she is trying to create in exactly the manner she wanted.
Glume’s debut forms a sugar laden dayglo synthy dream pop record, but underneath the bright fluorescent lights there is a melancholic undertow which reveals depth.
Brown Acid: The Twelfth Trip is almost devoid of such duds, and in that manner represents a feat in itself.
Genovese’s ‘SKYMYTH’ is certainly demanding, but ultimately a rewarding listen for all those who think their music should be thought-inspiring too.
There’s no dilemma about one thing. In Standard Definition is an excellent album.
It’s incredibly nuanced, sometimes strange and certainly unorthodox and perhaps bordering on the exotic at times… all reasons to thoroughly praise this release.