[Music] Witnesses – III

Although seeing this listed as doom metal in the tags, it seems that the brilliant album by the New York-based group Witnesses is more cinematic in nature. The cover art, from a dark, foggy Gotham City-esque setting, gives you a great idea as to what kind of music you should be in for, and this […]

[Music] Snorri Hallgrímsson – Chasing The Present — Headphone Commute

Label: Moderna Release: Chasing The Present Release Date: February 21st, 2020 Bandcamp Tidal Spotify chasingthepresent.com Today I am running with an exclusive premiere of a piece by Snorri Hallgrímsson from an upcoming release by the same title on Moderna. “Chasing the Present” is the title track from the soundtrack for the award-winning documentary by Mark… via […]

[Music] Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch – Époques

This was an accidental discovery, found browsing Youtube for new music, and it looks like luck was on my side today, as I would probably have not found out about Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, a French pianist who has enthralled me this evening. On her Bandcamp website, there is an incredibly detailed essay with notes discussing the […]

[Music] Pyroclastic – Blast Tunnel EP

It’s nice when I get to tell one group of friends about another.  When I was young, my brother and many of our mates would go to what we knew then to be “industrial dance clubs.”  These were fun times, but the music was what I remember most.  Stark, brutal, with quasi-militaristic beats, perfect for […]

[Music] Male Tears – Endless Tears

I wasn’t expecting to get into this album, but as I started pouring through the tracks, I realized that Male Tears found a little corner of the music-sphere were O.M.D., Erasure, and a quaalude-fueled early Roxy Music sound touch together.  Corny cover aside, the music is a nice trip down memory lane.

[Music] Elvis Costello & Bill Frisell – Weird Nightmare

I have to give a lot of credit to Elvis Costello.  His collaborations always surprise me.  And in this case, both he and guitarist Bill Frisell do wonders to an already avant-romantic work in Charles Mingus’ staple, Weird Nightmare. Lyrics Weird nightmare You haunt my every dream Weird nightmare Tell me what’s your scheme? Can […]