Electronic – Experimental

Cavity – After Death

Cavity – After Death

I used to work with this junkie a couple years back. He was a nice enough guy when he was sober, I guess but, more often than not, he wasn’t and when he wasn’t he was a slobbering, treacherous mess. Not one of those cinematic nightmares of after-school specials but...

Review by Charles
Mamiffer – The World Unseen (in pictures)

Mamiffer – The World Unseen (in pictures)

Author’s Note: On the first afternoon, I came upon a brook and followed its babble for two or three hours. On the second, I stayed inside as the storm came and the grass shook and the trees cracked and the cattle howled. On the third, I watched hawks circle from...

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Essaie Pas – Demain Est une Autre Nuit

Essaie Pas – Demain Est une Autre Nuit

When we were younger, O was certain that he would die on the streets of New Orleans, stabbed in the back in a drug deal gone bad or as the crescendo of a star-crossed love affair or maybe just because sometimes a good man needs to end violently to maintain...

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Snakehole – Snakehole

Snakehole – Snakehole

Snakehole is pretty much exactly what I thought Bully was going to sound like what with all the punk as fuck hard girl pedal stomp revival thrown up in advance of last year’s Feels Like and I know that’s fucking ludicrous. I do. There’s no way in hell there’d ever...

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Black Wing – …Is Doomed (in pictures)

Black Wing – …Is Doomed (in pictures)

Author’s Note: I spent the weekend with my favorite people. We ate and drank and laughed and smoked and bickered and bowled and drove and walked through the woods where I saw turkey and deer and bones and bloodied hawk feathers and frogs (I even caught one but I let...

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Self Defense Family – Heaven Is Earth

Self Defense Family – Heaven Is Earth

Oh, man. Danny would fucking hate this record. HATE IT! Hate it so hard he might finally punch me in the face like I asked him to a few years back except without the values of being wasted and having Kwame segue “Straight Outta Compton” into the Indana Jones theme...

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Mamaleek – Via Dolorosa

Mamaleek – Via Dolorosa

I feel it important to concede, first and foremost, that most people will find Mamaleek’s Via Dolorosa (which I still keep reading as “Viva Dolores” which is very much an album I would share with a certain someone some night of ire by the bitter lavish of the salt mines)...

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Jeff Zagers – Still / Alive

Jeff Zagers – Still / Alive

Mostly, I listen to music with my head tucked down and my chest sucked out, crammed thigh to knee with testy, sleeping strangers wishing for the day to disappear and that’s just not right, you know? Sure, there are some records that beg to be horned in with the claustrophobic...

Review by Charles