One of the few movies in recent memory where I was forced to look at the concepts and ideas behind the dialog and images.
Maybe they are “OK Computer” leftovers, but on the first play, it felt like a brand new album.
Joe Hisaishi’s masterful soundtrack ably conveys both the beauty and darkness in Hayao Miyazaki’s anime masterpiece.
I am here to say that Sigur Rós lives up to everything you’ve ever read or heard about them.
A few of the tracks are comparable to older Sonic Youth.
Each track blends into the other, providing constant music for dancing.
Though hundreds of miles from the ocean, Los Straitjackets echo the feel of rushing waves hovering over your head in their impressive debut.
Imagine something akin to DJ Shadow… if he’d spent more time listening to Seefeel instead of Grandmaster Flash.
A sense of refuge allows for a recording as sparse, mysterious, and intimate as this one.
There were several times throughout the film where you’ll either shake your head in disbelief at how awful it is, or you’ll just find yourself wondering how Belt can be that cool.
It might be just what you need at 10:30 on a Sunday night.
The Elevator Division’s music is rife with atmosphere, but it’s tempered by the edge the band brings to their songwriting.
It’s a rocket into the future while it also makes you realize why you loved music in the past.
It’s music for late nights, when it feels like you’re the only one up and noone else cares, when your eyes are burning and your body is screaming for sleep.
I think we’ll all be hard-pressed at year’s end to find an album quite as inspired (and inspiring) as this one.
So much goes on within each track that The Fawn begs to be carefully listened to over and over again.
A beat-heated delight that one may hear snippets of amidst the flashing lights of a discotheque.
Putting out soundtracks as records implies they are indeed good enough to stand on their own, and I’m not convinced this one can.
This is probably the strongest example of the songwriting and musical talent Luscious Jackson possessed.
John Lennon’s son shows off songwriting skills that are as impressive as those of the former Beatle.