Archive for June, 2009

 

Units – History of The Units (album review)

June 30th, 2009

Born out of a frustration with rock configurations and rock music in general, Units were a fast-rotating group of like-minded individuals who decided that the best way to save punk rock was to smash it to bits (or, at least the guitar part of that equation). With a battery of synths, sound effects, and a […]

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Tortoise – Beacons of Ancestorship (album review)

June 22nd, 2009

When I first heard Millions Now Living Will Never Die many years ago, little did I know that it would be the impetus to launch me down the rabbit hole of post rock. For some time, I found myself completely obsessed with the genre, exploring every side project and new group to come down the […]

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Various Artists – Nigeria 70 (album review)

June 12th, 2009

Back in 2001, Strut Records put out an epic 3CD compilation that covered the wide variety of music being released in Nigeria during the 70s. It was called The Definitive Story of Funky 70s Lagos and it featured 2 full (almost 150 minutes worth) CDs of music and another with what was essentially an audio […]

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Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca (album review)

June 8th, 2009

Over the course of rather prolific musical output, a key idea of one David Longstreth seems to be that of both breaking songs down and building them back up. Although he certainly has an ear for writing catchy songs, he’s never been one to lay something down that’s straightforward, preferring instead on the twisted path, […]

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