Reviews

Common Eider, King Eider, ‘Extinction’

June 23, 2016

Common Eider, King Eider, ‘Extinction’ Cold Spring, 4.11.16 With Extinction, Common Eider, King Eider continues to evolve with another step away from the template they set out on their folksy 2007 début How to Build a Cabin. The four piece, led by former Deerhoof man Rob Fisk, maintains its connection to the earth and its dusty contents... 

CHANTS, ‘The Zookeeper’

June 9, 2016

CHANTS, ‘The Zookeeper’ Astral Plane Recordings, 4.29.16 Jordan Cohen’s draw toward a fragmented sound developed slowly. In his older work, such as 2015’s We Are All Underwater (Hush Hush Records), Cohen — a.k.a. CHANTS — dealt with composition vertically, looping and piling parts on top of each other,... 

Beacon Sound Choir, ‘Sunday Morning Drones’

June 1, 2016

Beacon Sound Choir, ‘Sunday Morning Drones’ Infinite Greyscale, 3.18.16 Sunday Morning Drones is a lush slab of vocal drone from Peter Broderick and a collection of 30+ singers, dubbed the Beacon Sound Choir. Whether you play it at the proper 45 RPM or the accidentally amazing and stretched-out 33 RPM, this two-part record of bellowing bliss...