From start to finish, it’s a solid undertaking by one of the premier MCs nobody knows about.
Am I the only one who loves split albums and wish more bands would do them?
Cranked Up! should only be going higher and higher in the punk hierarchy.
Look What I Did is a mix of so many different genres that I can’t pinpoint one sound to them specifically.
Loved every second of it.
Most EPs fail with me, but this one just keeps me wanting more.
Even with its flaws, The Bird People in China is downright heart-tugging compared to Miike’s usual fare.
An album that, when all the stars of your life align, grabs you by the throat and shakes you until you’re wide awake.
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.
It’s almost subversive at the same time, the way it blends such solid characters with plenty of gore and some wicked humor.
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.
Yet another staggering album from one of America’s most convicted (and convicting) songwriters.
A perfect soundtrack for waxing nostalgic for the movies that play on in my memory.
Closer listening reveals that each song is a tiny world unto itself, full of its own intricate little details.
The music remains subtle and understated, doing a fine job of drawing the listener into its unique little world.
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.
Kanno’s work is almost instantly recognizable, and yet it’s also incredibly diverse.