Cadiz’s self-released debut conjures up June Carter Cash and Patsy Cline as much as Joanna Newsom.
What if Anamanaguchi, Susumu Hirasawa, Ronnie Martin, and Sufjan Stevens got together and made a chiptune gospel album?
A meticulously crafted album that straddles the lines between jazz, folk, and psychedelia.
Dreamy, washed out bliss-pop full of swirling, sighing vocals and ambient guitar textures.
Carss’ compositions are quite evocative and even occasionally intimate.
Convalescing in Braille might be the most unassuming album I’ve listened to in quite some time.
There’s a sense of slow burn here, a sense of movement towards a deeper, darker realm of sound that is only apparent in hindsight.
“All Delighted People” contains some of the most ambitious music Sufjan has recorded to date, but it’s still just as heartfelt and poignant as ever.
The trio perform “instrumental rock” in the truest sense of the word: without vocals and fully intent on melting your face.
When the film worked — which it did, more often than not — it left me positively giddy with a huge smile on my face.
This humble little Flash game’s whimsical-yet-creepy atmosphere and simple gameplay are haunting and engrossing.
Of the many Slowdive/MBV/Cocteau aficionados that have appeared in recent years, Canisius is one to keep an eye on.
In the end, this feels very much like a “transition” record to me.
Some thoughts on Before Today by Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti and the “witch house” music of Balam Acab.
All in all, In Sea Remixes offers little new insight into Aarktica’s music or any of the remixers.
Contains some of the most retro and forward-thinking music that Jonas Munk has done in a long time, maybe ever.
Talik creates a warm, relaxing ambient/electronica sound that works quite nicely for late night listening sessions.
Memories Fade Under A Shallow Autumn Snow creates contemplative, evocative soundscapes out of gentle guitar drones and sparse piano arrangements.
Although this German group does occasionally wear their influences a little too obviously, these eight songs display considerable melodic grace and sonic intensity.