[Music] Red Sails Billow – The Waves Stretch Infinite

If post-rock were created sometime during the 1970s, I could see an album like this getting extended play on my local radio station.  Red Sails Billow hails from Bitola, Macedonia, and I have to say that it’s a pretty good example of what’s cooking in the Balkan post-rock scene.

[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 […]

[Music] The Cascades – Rhythm of the Rain — PowerPop… An Eclectic Collection of Pop Culture

PowerPop is a fine blog worth perusing, folks!   My older cousin had given me this single but it skipped so much I replaced it. When I was 5 or 6 I had a fascination with this song. I’m not sure why I liked it so much… but I bought the single in Donelson…a town […]

[Music] Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida — PowerPop… An Eclectic Collection of Pop Culture

17 minutes of pure, indulgent rock & roll bliss, courtesy of both Iron Butterfly and PowerPop Blog: One of the most indulgent rock songs ever. It is 17:05 minutes long and has a grand total of only 30 different words in this song. You might think it has a deep, mystical meaning, but it’s really […]

[Music] Choirgiant – Midnight Tapes & Mourning Volumes

It’s albums like this that keep me attracted to what is happening in post-rock.  I’m no expert, and won’t ever claim to be, but there is something pleasant about not only the guitars on this album, but the bass work, which really stands out on the first track.  The vocals on the album do yeoman’s […]