February 2005 Archives

The Five Star Stories, Kazuo Yamazaki

The Five Star Stories by Kazuo Yamazaki (Review)

What we have here is merely a taste, and I, for one, am left wanting much more.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind - Hayao Miyazaki

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind by Hayao Miyazaki (Review)

Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind is worth watching if only to give one a much better context in which to appreciate Miyazaki’s movies.
Hidden, Caul

Hidden by Caul (Review)

There’s hardly a minute on the disc that isn’t awash with blackened waves of drone and drift, eerie scrapings and ringings, and whatnot.
Anthems - KC Accidental

Anthems for the Could’ve Bin Pills by K.C. Accidental (Review)

K.C. Accidental perfectly straddles the line between Do Make Say Think and Broken Social Scene.
Last Life in the Universe

The Latest From Palm Pictures

Palm is just rocking out as far as Asian movie releases go.
Before the Dawn Heals Us - M83

Before the Dawn Heals Us by M83 (Review)

The album often lacks focus, resulting in a disc that is just as spotty and uneven as its predecessor.
Cold House - Hood

Cold House by Hood (Review)

Hood updates their pastoral post-rock with glitchy electronics and Anticon hip-hop to create a compelling wintry sound.
Outside Closer, Hood

Outside Closer by Hood (Review)

Few bands convey the dreariness of the colder seasons, as well as the wistfulness for something better as well as Hood does.
Gantz - Ichiro Itano

Gantz, Vol. 1 by Ichiro Itano (Review)

Gantz is positioned as a dark, nihilistic story about mankind’s darker nature. That doesn’t mean it’s any good.
2046, Wong Kar Wai

2046 by Wong Kar-Wai (Review)

An entirely logical, if sometimes sorely flawed, follow-up to Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love.


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