Archive for January, 2009


Intrusion – The Seduction Of Silence (album review)

January 31st, 2009

As Echospace, the duo of Rod Modell and Stephen Hitchell breathed an icy chill into the fall of 2007 with The Coldest Season, a mesmerizing blend of minimal techno, ambient, and dub music that conjured up images of glacial fields and crystalline exhalations of breath. Each busy producers with many projects to their names, they […]

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Humcrush – Rest At Worlds End (album review)

January 24th, 2009

In my review for Humcrush’s previous album Hornswoggle, I labeled the style of the group as ‘android jazz.’ It was one of those off-the-cuff descriptors that seemed somewhat clever at the time, but as I’ve listened to them for three releases now, it really does seem apt. If you’ve been following the Rune Grammofon label […]

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Merriweather Post Pavilion – Animal Collective

January 19th, 2009

I’ve spent a couple weeks with Merriweather Post Pavilion now and I have no qualms saying that it’s the first great album of 2009. Granted, we’re still just in the first month here, but it’s the kind of release that makes a strong initial statement and yet will still be talked about at the end […]

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Wild Combination: a Portrait of Arthur Russell

January 11th, 2009

The first time that I heard music by Arthur Russell it was only four or so years ago. When the songs from World Of Echo threaded through my ears, I had the same reaction that a lot of people do when they first hear his music in that I thought it was contemporary. At that […]

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