Foofer Friday: Last Builders of Empire – Post War

Last Builders of Empire’s sophomore album “Post War” begins like most other post-rock albums; a song of complete fluff. Every instrument dances lazily around each other, like an improv dance number. The rhythm is very loose, and the timing almost seems a bit off, but the coherence begins in the second track, ‘Quiet like a […]

Foofer Friday: Lite – Installation

It’s hard to describe mathrock in any other way than “Just a bunch of music majors constantly finger-tapping.” Or “Time changes. Time changes everywhere.” But neither of these descriptions apply to LITE. They are definitely mathrock, but they refuse to fall in line with every other mathrock band out there, and truly stand out as […]

Foofer Friday: Row Boat – Romance

Romance’ is, in a word, beautiful. There, I’m done. On to the next review. Seriously, there isn’t much to describe Row Boat’s latest release other than Beautiful. The opening track ‘Bella’ is a beautiful soundscape created by a myriad of instruments, showing you just how far Row Boat is from traditional post-rock. The more traditional […]

This Patch of Sky – This Patch of Sky

     Sometimes in life we lose sight of what we came from and who we’ve become. Natural and organic change is a gradual experience that can be rapid at times, slow to a crawl at others or come and go in spurts. As a music reviewer, nothing is more satisfying to me than to be able […]

Thinking Aloud: The Lets Rant Edition

    Hi I’m James and I’m a reddit addict. One of the subreddit’s that I occasionally frequent is r/Postrock, a subreddit that I’ve found to be largely uninspiring when it comes to all things post-rock. While occasionally you can find good conversation or obscure finds, the real good stuff is hidden amidst sea of poor […]

ARCTANGENT FESTIVAL 2014 CLASH GUIDE PT. 4

ArcTanGent begins tomorrow with their early entry line-up. One stage, eight bands. Check this out: YOHKAI STAGE HEADLINER: And So I Watch You From Afar –  alternative | instrumental | rock [bandcamp width=100% height=42 album=1227770086 size=small bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5] Three Trapped Tigers –  electronica | experimental | post-rock | progressive rock [bandcamp width=100% height=42 album=364895040 size=small bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5] TTNG –  rock | pop | math-rock | progressive [bandcamp width=100% […]

Foofer Friday: Glaswegians – Glaswegians

These past few weeks have been absolutely crazy for me. I just started writing for Echoes and Dust, which is how I found this band, Glaswegians. I must admit, I was a bit disappointed when I found out that the band Glaswegians wasn’t actually from Glasgow. This misleading band hails from British Columbia. Sneaky hosers. […]

Cory Johnson – Earthbound

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