December 2002 Archives

Children of Nature - Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson

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 - Elaine Lachica

9 by Elaine Lachica (Review)

The heart and soul of Lachica’s music draws from 4AD’s glory days.
X Would Rather... - The Czars

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 - Half-Handed Cloud

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.
Anniversary - Sinister Luck Ensemble

aAnniversary by Sinister Luck Ensemble (Review)

When taken as a whole, Anniversary​ becomes a pretty staggering experience.
Settle Down - Flora Reed

Settle Down by Flora Reed (Review)

Reed is a romantic worth listening to, and the kind of person we would all like to know.
Worship

Rockin’ at the Church?

It seems that worship is watered down concert experiences that feel neither artistically nor emotionally stimulating.
Wild Zero

Wild Zero by Tetsuro Takeuchi (Review)

In the end, Wild Zero is filled with lots of ambition, excess, and energy that gets a little ahead of itself at times.
Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Firelies by Isao Takahata (Review)

To be honest, I don’t think I want to meet a person who could watch this film and not be moved by the plight of Seita and Setsuko.
His and Her Circumstances

His and Her Circumstances, Vol. 2 by Hideaki Anno (Review)

That’s what this series has done to me, reducing me to a doe-eyed awkward teenager who gets that gooey feeling in my stomach.
rahxephon

RahXephon by Yutaka Izubuchi (Review)

You certainly can’t fault RahXephon’s creators for not being ambitious, because everything about RahXephon sets high goals for itself.
The Evening Drag, Torrez

The Evening Drag by Torrez (Review)

Each song on here is given a chance to breathe, with smoky, rustic atmospheres filtering throughout each song.

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