Darin Tambascio

Posted Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 3:10pm by Darin Tambascio

When the news broke about a final Pink Floyd record, many fans were skeptical. As a life-long fan, I had a different perspective. I think of the band's history in five separate eras: the Barrett era (The Piper At The Gates of Dawn, early singles), post-Barrett era (A Saucerful of Secrets, More, Ummagumma, Atom Heart Mother, Meddle, Obscured by Clouds), mid 70s era (The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals), the Waters era (The Wall, The Final Cut), and the Gilmour era (A Momentary Lapse of Reason, The Division Bell, and now The Endless River). When hearing the base tracks for The Endless River were recorded during The Division Bell sessions, I knew what to expect...more Gilmore era music. Regardless, this swan song offers a few pleasant surprises and highlights the one constant throughout all eras of The Floyd...Richard Wright's evocative keyboards.    

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: Pink Floyd, The Endless River, Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, ambient, space rock, psychedelic, progressive, Pompeii, EBow, Whammy
Posted Friday, November 7, 2014 - 11:13am by Darin Tambascio

Trevor Dunn and Trey Spruance discuss the inspiration for Mr. Bungle on two recent episodes of the 5049 Records Podcast

Category: Podcasts

Tags: Mr. Bungle, Secret Chiefs 3, Trevor Dunn, Trey Spruance, Jeremiah Cymerman, john zorn, Nels Cline, Mike Patton, Tomahawk, Fantomas
Posted Friday, August 29, 2014 - 2:28pm by Darin Tambascio
Electric Wurms album cover

Electric Wurms features Steven Drozd and Wayne Coyne switching roles with Drozd on lead vocals (among other things) and Coyne playing bass, while members of Nashville psychedelic/experimental group Linear Downfall round out the group. Throughout Musik, die Schwer zu Twerk (which is Google translation of "music, that's hard to twerk to" in German), Drozd and company write songs similar to the Flaming Lips style of noisy psych rock but with more krautrock and progressive rock influences.

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: Flaming Lips, Linear Downfall, krautrock, Can, Kraftwerk, Yes, Steven Drodz, Wayne Coyne, prog, progressive rock, psychedelic rock
Posted Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 11:17pm by Darin Tambascio

After reading about three acoustic interludes on Agalloch’s The Serpent & The Sphere being written by a Canadian songwriter in a band called Musk Ox, I immediately found a Bandcamp page for an instrumental band from Toronto called MuskOx.  

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: Musk Ox, MuskOx, prog, neo-folk, banjo, chamber music, krautrock, post-rock, doom metal, jazz, classical
Posted Friday, March 21, 2014 - 5:05pm by Darin Tambascio

Psalm Zero is a New York City experimental metal band featuring Charlie Looker (Seaven Teares, Extra Life, ex-Zs, ex-Dirty Projectors) and Andrew Hock (Castevet).

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: Vaura, goth, metal, Extra Life, New York, Castevet, Seaven Teares, Zs, Dirty Projectors

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