Wolves In The Throne Room – Black Cascade

Southern Lord (2009) Even more FACT-age… Wolves In The Throne Room. While overused nomenclature, Wolves, when used correctly, can evoke a certain snarling menace. The tepid likes of Wolfmother and Wolf Parade have certainly besmirched this signifier in recent years, but there has always been a Wolf Eyes or Rye Wolves to restore sufficiently brutal,Continue reading “Wolves In The Throne Room – Black Cascade”

Mono – Hymn to the Immortal Wind

Conspiracy Records (2009) More FACT-age… Post rock’s dead, innit. What was an exciting, experimental avenue in the mid 1990s turned into an earnest search for glistening, actual-rock, perfection at the turn of the century. Both eras had their moments of greatness: Tortoise, the first Papa M album, Ui and Gastr del Sol. Kid A, LevezContinue reading “Mono – Hymn to the Immortal Wind”

The Low Frequency In Stereo – Futuro

Rune Grammofon (2009) Getting some FACT-age up pon de blog… Another couple of months, another great Rune Grammafon release. The label should hook up my bank account to their headquarters, intravenous-style, and constantly drip, drip, drip-feed their luscious black wax into my house. Kim Hiorthøy, I think I love you. I don’t believe any memberContinue reading “The Low Frequency In Stereo – Futuro”

Mastodon: Crack the Skye initial thoughts

After forgetting when it was coming out and then waiting for ‘Indigo Starfish’ to send my CD when I ordered from Amazon (what’s the deal with that?), my shiny new copy of the new Mastodon album arrived this very morning. I even splurged on the version with the DVD because I am a sucker forContinue reading “Mastodon: Crack the Skye initial thoughts”