Music, Movie & Anime Reviews
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.
Into the Heart of the Eternal by VidnaObmana
A fantastic point of entry into the career of one of ambient music’s most distinctive and prolific voices.
Thirty by Irezumi
Irezumi crafts ambient soundscapes with such elegance that they never feel insufferable or too consumed by their own gloom.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens by J.J. Abrams
Though definitely flawed, The Force Awakens left me with a sense of wonder that lasted long after I left the theatre.