Reviews

Desertfest London 2016

Desertfest is a festival best known for promoting acts from across the entire rock and metal spectrum, from heavy to stoner via progressive. 2016…

8.8

Mogwai – Atomic

One has to marvel at the complexity and versatility of the human brain, but that doesn’t mean that this gorgeous machine doesn’t have plenty…

8.5

yndi halda – Under Summer

If you have spent too much time listening to groups like The Dirty Heads (or, if your teenage years coincided with mine, Sugar Ray…

8.3

Sun Worship – Pale Dawn

It might be strange to start a Sun Worship review talking about water, but water demonstrates exactly what this record is about. Imagine you’re…

8.3

Tom’s Story – Tom’s Story

Let’s face it – math-rock is in full bloom, and has been so for the past few years. It’s not a relatively “new” genre,…

7.3

Hot Moth – Small Fires

Their bandcamp page has tags ranging from “alt-pop” to “progressive rock” to “pop punk”. Their description on the very same page simply reads “Riffs….

7.8

Hadoken – Hadoken

Hadoken were an odd outfit. Describing themselves as “elemental instrumental music,” their  style is an intriguing mix of the instantly appealing and seemingly intentionally…

7.8

Cleft – Wrong

Cleft have been ripping math-rock a new one for five years now, and they figure that’s enough time to be doing that. They’ve announced…

8

Wander – Mourning

Oakland, CA quartet Wander, and their full-length debut “Mourning,” in many ways stand in contradiction to what one might expect going in. Despite the…

8.3

Winter Dust – Thresholds

During the formative years that shaped my current musical interests, I found myself drawn to post-punk and emo, as well as emo’s even more…