Reviews

Seth, ‘This Is True (Sunseth)’

June 16, 2015

Seth, ‘This Is True (Sunseth)’ 1080p, 6.2.2015 The blurb that comes with 1080p’s latest release is as ambiguous as it is accurate: “The tape is a cartridge: by inserting it in your machine, you unlock the SETH exotic realm; flaming away into ashy night. Poing, volatile, poing.” All you can know about SETH before... 

Alex Cobb, ‘Chantepleure’

June 5, 2015

Alex Cobb, ‘Chantepleure’ Students of Decay, 5.12.2015 It’s been nearly a decade since I was first introduced to Alex Cobb’s music via the Snowfallout CD-R that Brad Rose released on his Foxglove micro-label. At the time, Cobb was going by the moniker Taiga Remains and producing chord organ and melodica canopies... 

Polish Nails, ‘Musical Youth’

June 4, 2015

Polish Nails, ‘Musical Youth’ Self-Released, 3.9.2015 I just finished the first round of volunteer medical studies on this new product Musical Youth. Wanted to let everyone know here on this forum who’s struggled with the same issues over the years — it stopped my brain shivers! I’ve been spinning strong and looking for... 

Jim O’Rourke, ‘Simple Songs’

June 3, 2015

Jim O’Rourke, ‘Simple Songs’ Drag City, 5.19.2015 Simple Songs is the first Jim O’Rourke solo record with a title that doesn’t reference a film by Nicholas Roeg. It seems something of a private chuckle for O’Rourke to name the most conventional releases in his catalogue after some of the director’s boldest deconstructions...