Archive for April, 2009


Hildur Gudnadottir – Without Sinking (album review)

April 27th, 2009

I’ve always been a huge sucker for the sound of a bowed cello. I think it has something to do with a personality that while appreciative of joy and absurdity, always leans a bit towards the melancholy side of things. Sure, it’s possible to make a cello sound playful, but it’s at it’s best when […]

Read full article   »   1 Comment »

Woods – Songs Of Shame (album review)

April 19th, 2009

A couple years ago I listened to the album At Rear House by Woods and really didn’t get into the lo-fi world that they were creating. Then last year, they were back with a slightly different name (Woods Family Creeps) and a couple wrinkles to their sound, and this time my interest was piqued. Their […]

Read full article   »   1 Comment »

Bushman’s Revenge – You Lost Me At Hello (album review)

April 13th, 2009

Are you kidding me? It seems like with every latest improvisational album from Rune Grammofon, I say to myself, “there’s no way that this can continue any longer.” I keep telling myself that the next release I hear from the label will simply run aground and afoul as it retreads similar ideas from past groups […]

Read full article   »   4 Comments »

Neko Case – Middle Cyclone (album review)

April 5th, 2009

Although I’ve only reviewed one of her albums over the course of my many years of writing, I’ve always counted myself as a fan of Neko Case. I’ve seen her play live twice (once with a small backing band of only pedal steel and upright bass and another with a full lineup) and she didn’t […]

Read full article   »   1 Comment »