December 2002 Archives
Anniversary by Sinister Luck Ensemble (Review)When taken as a whole, Anniversarybecomes a pretty staggering experience.
Children of Nature by Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson (Review)Not to sound overly melodramatic, but this music is what I picture souls entering heaven hear.
9 by Elaine Lachica (Review)The heart and soul of Lachica’s music draws from 4AD’s glory days.
X Would Rather Listen to Y Than Suffer Through a Whole C of Z’s by The Czars (Review)As with all Czars releases, the centerpiece throughout is the sublime voice of John Grant.
We Haven’t Just Been Told, We Have Been Loved by Half-Handed Cloud (Review)These songs are immediately compelling, perfectly rounded out, and though always brief, never feel truncated or half-done.
Settle Down by Flora Reed (Review)Reed is a romantic worth listening to, and the kind of person we would all like to know.
He Was a Woman by David Hurn (Review)The lowest common denominator of the album is a sterile brand of pastoral country folk that weaves through every song at some point.
Six Songs EP by Ghoti Hook (Review)Shows off the sense of what makes a good pop song without losing the rock.
Divine Operating System by Supreme Beings Of Leisure (Review)Like James Bond films, the Supreme duo’s sound is slick, and by “slick” I mean Swiss clockworks and fine German engineering.
Lost Songs by The Appleseed Cast (Review)Lost Songs gives fans a chance to hear the band in transition while also giving completists access to some solid recordings.
Over Emotion (DJ Spoiled Remix) by Lyric & Natali (Review)The main riff sounds a bit to familiar to me, but it’s pleasing to the ear and has a nice trancy melody about it.
Rockin’ at the Church?It seems that worship is watered down concert experiences that feel neither artistically nor emotionally stimulating.