Hammock – Oblivion Hymns

Reviewed by: Bryan K. When you listen to a Hammock album in a way you know what to expect. You’ll be placed in front of a white canvas and whatever is put on that canvas is going to be beautiful. Each track will add an image or a layer or a feeling and you’ll get […]

Au Revoir – Black Hills

I’m use to darker and brooding bands being veiled by a layer of mystique and consummate rigid professionalism. Maybe that’s why Au Revoir’s band photo on their bandcamp page is so offsetting to me. Describing themselves as “four dudes from New Jersey”, the accompanying photo of the four band members shows them in front of […]

Cloudkicker – Subsume

Artist Cloudkicker Album Subsume Genre Post-Metal | Post-Rock Buy/DL Bandcamp Web Cloudkicker Blog Label Release 14 September 2013 Rating: Must Listen Its funny that we split so many things into genres and sub-genres, especially when reviewing something, just to give a better hint as to whether someone might be interested in it. “Oh, third wave […]

Unconditional Arms – Kinship

Every so often I’m moved  by something so beautiful that it inspires me to just write, and I don’t stop until everything on my mind is out in the open. Sometimes those writings get saved into a folder on my desktop never to be read by anyone but myself. Other times they wind up on […]

Ef – Ceremonies

Into their 10th year, Gothenburg post-rockers Ef to me have always been best known for their song “Hello, Scotland”, a somber yet increasingly optimistic tune that tugs at the strings attached to the listeners heart. Capturing the essence of what makes the post-rock genre so magical, epic and glorious, I would consider it to be […]

Lights & Motion – Save Your Heart

Artist Lights & Motion Album Save Your Heart Genre Post-Rock Buy/DL Deep Elm Digital | Itunes Web Facebook | Deep Elm Label Deep Elm Records Release 12 November 2013 Rating: Must Listen (100%) [bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=3612076928 size=medium bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 t=1] We are all a part of this crazy thing we call life for a […]

Be Water – Be Water

Artist Be Water Album Be Water Genre Rock | Ambient Buy/DL Bandcamp Web Facebook Label Release 30 April 2013 Rating: Good Sometimes you can just tell that a lot of work is put into something. Not just physical labor, but thoughts and feeling. Be Water’s EP is like that. There are a lot of things […]

Lite – Installation

Artist Lite Album Installation Genre Post-Rock | Math-Rock Buy/DL http://lite-web.com/installation/ Web Facebook Label  I Want The Moon Release 05 June 2013 Rating: Very Good While I was taking notes for this review I wrote down LITE = ((You Bred Raptors? – Jazz) + YouSlut!)/Four Tet. Now I don’t really know if that makes sense and […]

Sey Hollo – Kombinat

Artist Say Hollo Album Kombinat Genre Post-Rock | Post-Metal Buy/DL Bandcamp Web Facebook Label — Release 31 May 2013 Rating: Solid Being a solo artist is the best way to create music the way you want it. Nobody is looking over your shoulder, suggesting ideas, and making changes to your ideas; how dare they? It […]