Reviews

Kara-Lis Coverdale & LXV, ‘Sirens’

May 29, 2015

Kara-Lis Coverdale & LXV, ‘Sirens’ Umor Rex, 5.8.2015 Since launching in 2006, Umor Rex has, for the most part, led a noble campaign for finding exploratory experimental, synthetic music with actual heart. While the Mexico City-based imprint has flirted with its love for wispy folk and electronic music of all shapes and sizes, Umor Rex’s... 

TALsounds, ‘All The Way’

May 26, 2015

TALsounds, ‘All The Way’ Hausu Mountain, 5.26.2015 All The Way, the new album from Goodwill Smith member TALsounds (aka Natalie Chami) is by turns hypnotic and gripping, with swaths of gorgeous texture that metamorphose into songs and back again before your ears. Listening to the album is kind of like taking a late-night walk... 

Night Cleaner, ‘Sketch for Winter III: Green Sleeves’

May 21, 2015

Night Cleaner, ‘Sketch for Winter III: Green Sleeves’ Geographic North, 2.26.2015 My ear hit a downward spiral after All The Saints’ debut LP, Fire on Corridor X (Killer Pimp, Touch & Go). At the very beginning of my exposure to independent, outsider psychedelic music, Atlanta buried my ear in the greatest depths of dense, impenetrable tremolo... 

Rectal Hygienics, ‘Ultimate Purity’

May 14, 2015

Rectal Hygienics, ‘Ultimate Purity’ Permanent Records, 2.17.2015 Recently, Dangerous Minds featured an article about one of Nirvana’s infamous South American concerts, in which Kurt Cobain and the gang responded to the audience’s violence against Calamity Jane with their own form of mockery. The pure noise that opens the show... 

Andrew Broder, ‘Picture of the Hostage Holding Today’s Newspaper’

May 13, 2015

Andrew Broder, ‘Picture of the Hostage Holding Today’s Newspaper’ Brian Records, 2.9.2015 On this massive 10-sided release, courtesy of the self-proclaimed weirdos at Brian Records, prolific turntablist/band leader/electronic indie rocker, Andrew Broder serves up mountains of grooves. I’m talking about mashed potato gloppings of heavy, thudding beats paired with...