October 2004 Archives
First Class Gun EP by William's Eve (Review)Most EPs fail with me, but this one just keeps me wanting more.
Mazatlan by The Plastic Constellations (Review)Loved every second of it.
My First Time by Look What I Did (Review)Look What I Did is a mix of so many different genres that I can’t pinpoint one sound to them specifically.
A Call for Solidarity by Cranked Up! (Review)Cranked Up! should only be going higher and higher in the punk hierarchy.
Teetering on the Edge of Destruction by The Gammits Mw, Members Of The Yellow Press (Review)Am I the only one who loves split albums and wish more bands would do them?
Champion EP by Brother Ali (Review)From start to finish, it’s a solid undertaking by one of the premier MCs nobody knows about.
Funeral by Arcade Fire (Review)An album that, when all the stars of your life align, grabs you by the throat and shakes you until you’re wide awake.
One Nite in Mongkok by Derek Yee (Review)As strange as this may sound, it’s been a long time since I was so overjoyed and thrilled to have seen a film as dark and troubling as this one.
The Bird People in China by Takashi Miike (Review)Even with its flaws, The Bird People in China is downright heart-tugging compared to Miike’s usual fare.
Poison & Snakes by Liz Janes (Review)Closer listening reveals that each song is a tiny world unto itself, full of its own intricate little details.
Piano Works by Craig Armstrong (Review)A perfect soundtrack for waxing nostalgic for the movies that play on in my memory.
Consider the Birds by Wovenhand (Review)Yet another staggering album from one of America’s most convicted (and convicting) songwriters.
Sleeper Coach by Zelienople (Review)Sleeper Coach is much more oriented towards deep guitar drones and layers of noise and fuzz, with the only real structure provided by rhythmic loops, themselves fairly indistinct and gauzy.
Shaun of the Dead by Edgar Wright (Review)It’s almost subversive at the same time, the way it blends such solid characters with plenty of gore and some wicked humor.
Haibane Renmei OST by Kô Ôtani (Review)The music remains subtle and understated, doing a fine job of drawing the listener into its unique little world.
Stand Alone Complex OST by Yoko Kanno (Review)Kanno’s work is almost instantly recognizable, and yet it’s also incredibly diverse.
Last Exile OST, Vol. 2 by Dolce Triad (Review)Many of the songs on the CD consist of soaring string arrangements, quite appropriate for a series that’s all about flying and freedom in the skies.