Reviews

Ultralyd, ‘Geneva 13.10.10’

February 27, 2015

Ultralyd, ‘Geneva 13.10.10’ Drid Machine, 10/13/2014 The inner fascist buried deep in your psyche would probably tell you that music this good should be illegal. There’s no way such a raucous din could contribute to a cohesive, well-functioning society. Do we really dare think of the dangers to be incurred if every listener... 

BCH+C, ‘Live: Taking A Shot’

February 18, 2015

BCH+C, ‘Live: Taking A Shot’ Small Scale Music, 11/17/2014 Comprised of four mainstays of the Montreal free-music scene, BCH+C convened in the back of Le Cagibi during an edition of the weekly Mardi Spaghetti series, which Small Scale Music brought out on cassette this past November. Encompassing free jazz, noise rock and small-sound... 

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, ‘A Year With 13 Moons’

February 10, 2015

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, ‘A Year With 13 Moons’ Mexican Summer, 2.10.2015 To those familiar with Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, his new album jacket may look familiar. But something is a little bit off – the image is abstract, evocative, sparse, yet clearly engaged with the familiar concept of “love.” It’s kind of like Joan Miró was commissioned... 

CAVE, ‘Release’

February 5, 2015

CAVE, ‘Release’ Drag City, 10.21.2014 On Running’s Castle Face LP, Vaguely Ethnic, the second side diverged into one of the band’s most direct krautrock sequences, spurred by a strange number called “Raven’s Ca$h.” The song churns the trio’s regenerative-guitar-queasy-bass-hammered-drums...