Posted Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 9:41pm by Clayton Michaels

My first encounter with Murmur was in the summer of 2012 when I happened to see them in Chicago as part of a bill topped by Nachtmystium and Krieg. I was impressed enough by their set of kind-of blackened/kind-of sludgy/slightly proggy metal to stop by the merch table and pick up a copy of their debut CD, 2010’s Mainlining the Lugubrious. Much to my disappointment, the opiate-hazy black metal of that disc bore so little resemblance to the band I had seen on stage that night that at first I thought I had bought the wrong album.

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: Murmur, Chicago, black metal, prog metal, sludge, King Crimson, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, album review, jazz fusion
Posted Monday, February 3, 2014 - 3:55pm by Jesse Krakow
BETWEEN THE NO AND THE NEW
"Wild Planet" - The B-52's
Warner Bros. (1980)
 
Category: Feature Stories

Tags: art rock, prog rock, weird, avant garde, no wave, new wave
Posted Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 1:11am by George Bowles
  • Barn Owl - 'V' (ambient/experimental)
  • Burnt Friedman and Jaki Liebezeit (krautrock/electronic)
  • Cave - 'Threace' (krautrock)
  • David Lynch - 'The Big Dream' (art rock)
  • Grails - 'Black Tar Prophecies vol. 4-6' (art rock)
  • Grumbling Fur - 'Glynnaestra' (art rock)
  • John Zorn - 'Dreamachines' (jazz)
  • Jon Hopkins - 'Immunity' (electronic music)
  • Kayo Dot - 'Hubardo' (art rock)
Category: Feature Stories

Tags: barn owl, cave, david lynch, grails, grumbling fur, 2013, sax ruins, awesome, math rock, prog, ambient, kayo dot, matt elliott, my bloody valentine, miriodor, noveller, jon hopkins, best of lists, music, art rock, experimental, john zorn
Posted Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 9:39am by Darin Tambascio
The most exciting music, for me, is that which defies attempts to classify by genre. I think that most of the artists on my list certainly fit that bill. While some may stand with one foot firmly in a specific genre- they all are pushing boundaries, redefining, or flat out refusing to be bound by their respect genre roots.
 
10. And So I Watch You From Afar: "All Hail Bright Futures"
Category: Feature Stories

Tags: Best of 2013, Albums
Posted Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 9:22am by Darin Tambascio

 

Category: Feature Stories

Tags: Best of 2013, Albums

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