Friday, July 11, 2014
Put this buzz in your ears, leave it there forever, or some amount of time where you're like, okay, yeah, heaven, house, and it's in your head, and you don't even need headphones anymore it's always there, everything's better, voila, cured.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
It's been over five years since Brian Mumford, aka Dragging an Ox Though Water, released his debut solo album, The Tropics of Phenomenon, which was not only one of my favorite albums of that year, but one of my favorite albums of the last decade. So I'm immensely grateful to Logan Maus, who had the goodness in him to notify me of this, Mumford's follow up, Panic Sentry. And finding it put out by Mississippi Records (& Eggy Records) seems the perfect fit. There's a bit less electronic carnage on this record, but the songs are no less off-kilter in their quiet immensity and overwhelming beauty. I am in love with it--absolutely essential.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Seems like everyone discovered Ian William Craig late last year with his astounding album, A Forgetting Place. Theia and the Archive, the follow-up, is equally good, confirming the validity of the Tim Hecker/Fennesz comparisons. Looks like we have a new auteur on our hands.