Uncompromising, raw and beyond otherworldly, The Power of Water is without a doubt one of the most essential free improv records of 2021. Tashi Dorji (of Kuzu), Ian McColm (of Heart of The Ghost) and Frank Meadows (of The Library of Babel), are each veterans of the DIY avant-garde and free jazz worlds, but thisContinue reading “Tashi Dorji / Ian McColm / Frank Meadows – The Power of Water”
Jeffrey Silverstein is back to center your mind and relax your soul with the mellow psychedelicized country of Torri Gates. With the release of last year’s excellent You Became The Mountain, Silverstein proved to be a powerful force within the worlds of rural psych and ambient music. Following this album wasn’t going to be easy,Continue reading “Jeffrey Silverstein – Torri Gates”
Old Million Eye’s Set & Drift is a swirling, hazy sea of mystical and ethereal sounds. Being a project of Brian Lucas (of Dire Wolves), one would come to expect Old Million Eye’s music to be abstract and yet, the variety of unusual sounds and directions taken on this album still feel fresh and exciting.Continue reading “Old Million Eye – Set & Drift”
Wes Buckley’s The Towering Ground is a showcase of the North Adams, MA artist’s brilliant song craft and versatility. Released last week on Half a Million Records, the label branch of the famed Belltower Records store, this album finds Buckley inhabiting dusty folk stylings and playing catchy rural melodies on acoustic guitar. The songs, whichContinue reading “Wes Buckley – The Towering Ground”
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Since 2012, Keith Hadad’s Record Crates United has been a home for wayward music. Artists and sounds from the past and present that may have or at least deserve to have a cult following will have their time here.
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