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Posted Friday, January 8, 2016 - 12:37pm by Lucas Biela

When I read that jazz musicians are involved and hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar was a major source of inspiration, I wondered what Blackstar, which was released on the day of the white star's 69th birthday, would sound like. Unclassifiable musician, the legendary vocalist and multi-instrumentalist already accustomed us to musical changes from one album to the other and from one character to the other. For his new offering, the English chameleon returns to the eclecticism that grabbed our attention in Outside.

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: David Bowie, Blackstar, art rock, 2016, jazz, hip hop, Kendrick Lamar
Posted Monday, January 12, 2015 - 1:31pm by Darin Tambascio

With 2014 almost two weeks behind us, I finally got around to compiling my favorite full length albums of 2014. Be sure to also check out my favorite EPs of 2014!

Here is part one of the three part series:

Category: Feature Stories

Tags: Bohren & Der Club of Gore, piano nights, Cliff Martinez, The Knick, Daniel Lanois, Flesh and Machine, Godflesh, A World Lit of Fire, kayo dot, Coffins on lo, Jefferson Friedman, Craig Wedren, On In Love, Murmur, black metal, prog, progressive rock, avant garde, art rock, jazz, Shudder To Think, synthesizer, goth
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 Monday, May 12, 2014 - 11:50am by Sina Tavoosi

"Saxophone motherfucker!" This could be all I have to say about this album. Merkabah (from Poland) create avant-garde metal, but I don't like to call it instrumental because the saxophone speaks...we just don't understand the language. Moloch is an open-minded metal fan's heaven as it cooks a meal out of genres like post-hardcore, progressive rock, and jazz all thrown in the metal cauldron. This music can put you on the defensive with its unrelenting assaults and simultaneously puzzle you out of your own skin, so blatant it is in its weirdness. 

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: Merkabah, avant-garde metal, progressive rock, jazz, saxophone
Posted Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 11:38pm by Matt McTee

For my first article and review I chose to write about a band called Lund Quartet. This is a four piece instrumental jazz/electronica band from Bristol.

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: jazz, electronica, Lund Quartet

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