Music, Movie & Anime Reviews
Slow by Starflyer 59
For over two decades, Jason Martin’s “blue collar” approach to music has resulted in an impressively reliable discography.
Slow City by Liz Janes
A wonderfully direct and captivating album, though it’s somewhat hampered by some muddled production.
In Rotation: Winter Severity Index, William Ryan Fritch, 2814 & Eco Virtual
Wintry darkwave, glorious orchestral-folk cacophonies, sleepy urban soundscapes, and vaporwave muzak.
Hyper Light Drifter (Original Soundtrack) by Disasterpeace
Disasterpeace’s evocative soundtrack is reason enough to play “Hyper Light Drifter.”
Settlers by Western Skies Motel
Leave it to a guy from Denmark to compose the perfect soundtrack for driving across the Nebraska prairie.
Blind Spot EP by Lush
Lush’s first release in two decades contains nothing all that groundbreaking — but why would it need to?
Wavehymnal EP by Makeup & Vanity Set
Another solid, engaging release by one of the best musicians working in electronic music today.
Deafcult by Deafcult
You get the sense that Deafcult’s members love making this music, and they love making it as loud and raucous as possible.
Oh! by The Big Eyes Family Players
A chilled, challenging psychedelic album that will reward the patient listener.
Translucence / Drift Music by John Foxx, Harold Budd
“Drift Music” is lovely but “Translucence” is required listening material for fans of elegant, serene ambient music.
Turbo Kid by François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell
The ultra-gory post-apocalyptic BMX action film with a heart of a gold that you’ve been waiting for.