There is magic with "Only Mirrors" - the atmospheric and absorbing debut solo album by Drew Andrews, guitarist from The Album Leaf. A rich dreamlike state beyond the gentle intricate guitars and Drew's feathery soft vocals. Maybe the abundance of feeling is from recording an album once again with a father who most of his life never knew he had a son.
If you want to remain still--at your desk, at your job, in your car--then stay away from Pendulum. Errant shards of synthetic sounds whiz past your head as the mechanical pulse of drum 'n' bass collides with the sensual weightlessness of the female voice, and the processed beats move steadily forward. It's a continuous current of erotic poetry revealing a futurescape of robotic, ecstatic sound.
While jazz trios tend to stay low-pro, E.S.T. has managed to gain an international following outside of its home base of Sweden. Much like the Cinematic Orchestra, the group's new school approach to post-bop creates more of journey for its listener, rather than a groove. We're featuring this in memory of Esbjorn Svensson. Svensson died on June 14, 2008 at the age of 44.
Former Archer of Loaf Eric Bachmann has forged a quiet path since the demise of his much-loved indie band. But don't take that solemn calm--spread over three lush records and a few EPs--as a sign of anything but strong reserve. With Bachmann's latest under the Crooked Fingers moniker, his poetic laments find fruition.
They were a childlike, bass-obsessed duo called L'Trimm and were responsible for the kitchy Miami bass track still loved today, called "Bass That Goes Boom"--a tribute to subwoofers. If you're thinking, "Girls after my own heart!" then you're in for a treat, because the defunct duo is at least slightly reborn in rapper Lady Tigra coming back on the scene. Her new track with MC Lyte--"Stole My Radio"--is a chilly smooth comeback track, while "Bass On Thee Bottom" will no doubt be bangin' in clubland and … Read more