Spiral Wave Nomads – First Encounters

Even though 2021 just started, it is no hyperbole that Spiral Wave Nomads’ seismic sophomore release on Twin Lakes and Feeding Tube Records will certainly be remembered as one of the strongest releases of the year. Made up of Eric Hardiman on guitar and Michael Kiefer on drums, SWN began as a long-distance musical relationshipContinue reading “Spiral Wave Nomads – First Encounters”

Library of Babel – Sing to Me of…

In 2018, Library of Babel took to the forested Appalachian mountains and came away with the abstract acoustic meditations of Sing to Me of… The Asheville, North Carolina-based trio improvised the entirety of this woody chamber record on guitar, cello and bass, while drawing from their isolated yet gorgeous surroundings of the Pisgah National Forest. ThisContinue reading “Library of Babel – Sing to Me of…”

Pinball – S/T

Pinball’s evocative debut is both a lively and emotional entry into the world of post-rock that you won’t likely forget any time soon. Consisting of Australian and French musicians that jam around Paris, Pinball play a rather unique blend of atmospheric prog rock that occasionally flirts with spacey psychedelia. Sauntering rhythms, odd time signatures andContinue reading “Pinball – S/T”

Mute Duo – Lapse in Passage

Mute Duo is creating some of the most elemental, progressive music today. Lapse in Passage is undeniable proof of that. Hailing from Chicago, Mute Duo (A.K.A. Sam Wagster and Skyler Rowe) create sweeping grand soundscapes with a remarkable combination of pedal steel, piano and percussion. Shades of spiritual jazz, post rock and the bare, broken down essentialsContinue reading “Mute Duo – Lapse in Passage”

Waterless Hills – The Great Mountain

If you need to escape the realities of the modern world, then let the mystifying improvisations of Waterless Hills sweep you off to some lost distant landscape in an undetermined century. The band, which (on this release), is comprised of Andrew Cheetham on drums, C. Joynes on guitar, DBH on violin and Gavin Clarke onContinue reading “Waterless Hills – The Great Mountain”