While Sleeping by Balún (Review)
The fact that their music still has plenty of its own charm says something to me.
Speed the Road, Rush the Lights by Piano Magic (Review)
I find it rather troubling and disappointing that Piano Magic’s songs have become this predictable.
For Your Home or Office by Park Avenue Music (Review)
Understated, subtle, patiently constructed electronic pop at its finest.
Plastilina EP by Pia Fraus (Review)
Ultimately, only hardcore fans of the band need to pick this up.
Catch The Breeze by Slowdive (Review)
About as perfect a summation of Slowdive’s career as one can find.
Chungking Express by Wong Kar-Wai (Review)
A fun, offbeat little film that showed me there’s more to Hong Kong cinema than heroic bloodshed and kung-fu.
6ixtynin9 by Pen-Ek Ratanaruang (Review)
Pen-Ek Ratanaruang’s sophomore film possesses style, attention to detail and character, and depth.
Empty Space by Lycia (Review)
Because of the album’s truncated recording, it’s pretty raw and unfinished in places, more a work in progress suspended in time than anything else.
Golden Sun by Manual (Review)
At times, the album gets a little too relaxed, and Munk and Skott seem to rely a bit too much on the inherent loveliness of their sound palette to keep things interesting.
Just in Time for Something by Damien Jurado (Review)
It’s not so much what Jurado sings but how he sounds doing it. (But what he sings is pretty darn good.)
Gang Gang Dance by Gang Gang Dance (Review)
The music seems designed to keep listeners as uncomfortable as possible, but Gang Gang Dance occasionally finds a solid groove in the chaos.