Archive for the ‘Experimental’ Category

Steve Lawson – Grace and Gratitude

By • Apr 18th, 2009

Steve Lawson is a “New-Age Post-Rock Ambient-Jazz Solo-Bassist”, that’s what it says on his website. I found him though the looping work he does.  You really need to hear this guy’s stuff., head over to www.myspace.com/solobassstevelawson and listen to “Grace and Gratitude”. It is just beautiful. The space that surrounds the notes, the notes that […]



Tim Hecker – Borderlands

By • Mar 13th, 2009

I was over at Amie Street and stumbled across Tim Hecker, it’s time for some “hard listening” folks. So you wont walk away humming the tune today, just warning you up front.

Tim Hecker is an electronic/ambient artist based in Montreal, Canada. He mad a name for himself as Jetone creating techno/dance music, but his ambient works have garnered him a heap more interest.



Aural Vampire – murealism

By • Mar 6th, 2009

We haven’t had a Japanese band for a while now, but recently I have been listening to Aural Vampire. They are a strange “Electro / New Wave / Industrial” Japanese electronic band which consists of Exo-Chika and Raveman. They hail from Tokyo and work a dark ,mainly electropopand synthpop music (lots of yummy industrial noises […]



100 Monkeys

By • Feb 4th, 2009

100monkeys are a band that aren’t perfect. Far from it but they are interesting. Every track is one take. No safety net , no “we’ll fix it later”. It’s all there warts and all and as a result it has a honesty to it’s performances that I find wonderfully refreshing. There are the odd moments […]



Deadfly Ensemble

By • Feb 2nd, 2009

The Deadfly Ensemble‘s, “A Seed Catalog For Extinct Annuals”, is a gem. A dark and disturbing gem. But a gem nonetheless.

This has been wandering off an on my MP3 player for a while now and they are one of those bands where you think “OK I’ll delete that one… or maybe not. May be next week” Repeat for the last three or so months.

My problem is that they are in the same playlist I keep “Abney Park” in and they are just such a perfect complement to the “Air Pirates“.



Fewn

By • Dec 15th, 2008

Lets start with a couple of quotes about Fewn First there’s this one… We all Do vocals on various songs, and we switch instruments a bunch.We also use instruments such as ukulele, and mandolin, organ, and kool shades, and hot keyz., and african thumb piano. Everybody Does everything and this one… Fewn is Arthur Bond, […]



Marina and the Diamonds

By • Dec 13th, 2008

A friend overseas sent me a review from the Guardian of “Marina and the Diamonds”. Paul Lester wrote a “New Band Of The Day” piece about them/her back in September. Here is a bit of it… Female performer with quaint Christian name and inanimate-object appendage alert! Marina and the Diamonds are the latest “and the” […]