Month: January 2019

PAST LIVES – “STRANGE SYMMETRY” (SUICIDE SQUEEZE, 2009)

The Blood Brothers, love them or hate them, were undeniably talented. When these unlikely torchbearers broke up the reverberation around the music community was felt deeply. Although 10 years deep, The Blood Brothers still felt like a band in their prime, Young Machetes was an exciting step with more focus on percussion with their trademark math time …

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ABE VIGODA – “REVIVER” (TOUCH AND GO, 2009)

Emerging from L.A’s all ages circuit with much deserved critical praise, Abe Vigoda are poised to take over 2009; take that post-high school malaise! While barely in their twenties Abe Vigoda has toured with legendary noise makers XBXRX, No Age and most recently M.I.A beat maestro Diplo. Coming off 2008’s noise/caribbean/shoegaze/angular art pop punk masterpiece Skeleton that Vampire Weekend wished they …

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INCA ORE – “BIRTHDAY OF BLESS YOU” (NOT NOT FUN, 2009)

t is difficult to write about an album that centers it’s creative focus on the act of creation.  Ore describes describes this album as “my meditation on feminine sacred invention, on sun worship in the moments before earth disintegration, on the proud miracle of creation in a trash-proliferation era.” Figure out that means and you …

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ODD NOSDAM – “LEVEL LIVE WIRES (2008, anticon)”

To say that Odd Nosdam occupies a unique place within the anticon universe is a misnomer. Nosdam, the one time director of the anticon collective, is arguably THE anticon sound. From his first experiments into dense, droning soundscapes that owe as much to Terminator X as they do to My Bloody Valentine to his genre defying work with cLOUDEAD, Odd Nosdam has done more to craft the post-hip hop …

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