Sam Kogon is one of the best indie musicians working in NYC right now, Check out the review I did for his album a few months ago for The Waster. Check. It. Out!
Keeping the tradition going, here’s the third installment in my Record Crates United mix. It features tracks from releases that I’ve reviewed and/or posted about here.
Phew, sorry for the huge delays in posts everyone. Life has a habit of getting very busy and complicated all at once, so it seems. Not to worry though, posts shall return to this humble spot in the cybernetic universe in due time. I have been at work on some reviews elsewhere though, most ofContinue reading “Been a while!”
Antietam Rope-A-Dope (1994) Homestead Records CD Rope-A-Dope screeches and buzzes with a coarseness that would have been generally welcomed in the early 90s, nearly post-grunge musical underground. Compared to Elba, there is a general murky darkness that exists in the atmosphere of the album. Yet despite the possible grunge comparisons, the lyrics, singing style, expertlyContinue reading “Antietam – Rope-A-Dope”
Antietam Until Now/Rain (1986) Homestead Records 7’ vinyl 4.5/5 Capturing a band’s sound and personality and representing both well on a seven-inch piece of plastic is often hard and not done all too frequently (especially on the debut single). However, Antietam’s Until Now is a fair Polaroid of where the group was and sounded likeContinue reading “Antietam Until Now/Rain”
Up-Tight & Makoto Kawabata – S/T (2005) Galactic Zoo CD 4/5 Battlefield smoke, exploding galaxies, high speed jet chases, madmen being dragged into their own minds, various shaman dancing upon high mountains; all these images and more can be conjured up when hearing this genius collaboration between Japan’s own guerilla sonic attackers, Up-Tight, and theContinue reading “Up-Tight & Makoto Kawabata”
The Peppermint Tree and Seeds of Superconsciousness By Amorphous Androgynous (2008) FSOLdigital.com and Jumpin’Pumpin Digital Download & CD 2/5 The Future Sound of London and their side project, Amorphous Androgynous, have had an interesting journey through sound in the last twenty or so years. From house and dub music to ambient and more recently, psychedellia,Continue reading “The Peppermint Tree and Seeds of Superconsciousness By Amorphous Androgynous”