New Propagandhi album!

Propagandhi, then. Best band of the last decade, pretty clearly. Very few bands have made an album better than 2005’s Potemkin City Limits, but zero have made two albums as good as that and its follow-up, Supporting Caste (2009). And, until it became a decade old, last year, the prior album, Today’s Empires, Tomorrow’s Ashes,Continue reading “New Propagandhi album!”

The Black Dog – Music for Real Airports

Soma (2010) The Black Dog’s Martin Dust mentioned, in his recent interview with FACT, that he was disappointed with Brian Eno’s 1979 precursor to this album, Music for Airports, as it lacked reality. “It just seemed so out of place”, Martin observed, “like something from a sci-fi film”. I’m not sure whether it’s involvement inContinue reading “The Black Dog – Music for Real Airports”

Burzum – Belus

This is so old! From about a year ago. I’m playing catch-up on sticking things here. He has a (presumably rubbish) new album out now. Anyway. Byelobog Productions, 2010Belus, the latest album from one man black metal machine Burzum, carries with it a great deal of baggage before even the first note is heard. TheContinue reading “Burzum – Belus”

Emeralds – Does It Look Like I’m Here

Editions Mego (2010) While very enjoyable, last year’s What Happened was a somewhat ephemeral delight, awareness of its quality fading into the dark recesses of memory. Perhaps a very clever reference to the inherent temporary nature of beauty. Or not. Whatever the case, that fact occurred to this reviewer when listening to Does It LookContinue reading “Emeralds – Does It Look Like I’m Here”