Drew Gardner – s/t

Drew Gardner is releasing his first solo album today on Eiderdown Records, and it is every bit as strong and essential as anything he had ever released in his duo, Elkhorn. Recorded at Black Dirt Studios by the enormously talented Jason Meagher, this album of tight improvisations features Gardner on electric guitar, Garcia Peoples’ AndyContinue reading “Drew Gardner – s/t”

Elkhorn – The Acoustic Sessions Interview

Last winter, Elkhorn, which is comprised of childhood friends, Jesse Sheppard and Drew Gardner, were supposed to turn up for a gig with fellow guitarist, Turner Williams Jr. (Ramble Tamble, Guardian Alien). The night of, a blizzard struck and the concert was cancelled. So the group retreated to Gardner’s home studio, grabbed some acoustics andContinue reading “Elkhorn – The Acoustic Sessions Interview”

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”

Waterless Hills – “Waverley Cross”/”The Empty House Of The Son Of The Vali Of Pusht-I-Kuh”

Waterless Hills’ mesmerizing 8” lathe cut features elements of Eastern-European and Middle-Eastern folk music melted into the coldly stark foundations of droning post-rock. The group, which consists of Andrew Cheetham on drums and percussion, Gavin Clarke on bass, C Joynes on guitar and DBH on violin, improvises across the record’s two haunting tracks as ifContinue reading “Waterless Hills – “Waverley Cross”/”The Empty House Of The Son Of The Vali Of Pusht-I-Kuh””

Qarafa – Tape 1

Qarafa‘s Tape 1 is a smoldering, moody landscape of hazy, hallucinatory sounds that envelops around you like voracious quicksand. A total bedrock of atmospheric post-rock blended with the shadowy ghost of spiritual jazz.  The band is a supergroup of Toronto’s experimental music scene, as the members have previously been in Ischemic, RETIRED and Horse Lung.Continue reading “Qarafa – Tape 1”

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O – Electric Dream Ecstasy [Acid Rock/Space Rock/Experimental Rock]

For over 20 years, Acid Mothers Temple, through a multitude of different line-ups, side projects and collaborations, helped pioneer the current revival of psychedelic rock. The most recent addition to the group’s intimidatingly dense discography is the totally game-changing Electric Dream Ecstasy. The Brazilian label Essence Music, released EDE on limited CD, limited black vinyl andContinue reading “Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O – Electric Dream Ecstasy [Acid Rock/Space Rock/Experimental Rock]”