This album is a pure fire, destruction and catharsis. One of the most prog LPs in King Gizzard's enormous collection of records is energetic and rewarding journey through the vast landscapes filled with mighty beasts, monsters and cosmic balance. The pace of Mad Max's pursuits is constantly present, which might be exhausting, but also exhilarating … Continue reading King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Murder Of The Universe
Celebrate the 100th add some music playlist with some great rock and pop with a party feel. No need to be ashamed to dance to those synths. It's all about fun, dreams and joy. Arcade Fire, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, M83, Chromatics and more.
This review is dedicated to all those people who think this album is a huge disappointment. I thought so as well. But then I listened to it again and again, and everything changed.
A playlist for those who appreciate some great alternative rock mixing with sound collages, sonic experiments, and a little bit of marvelous classical and modern electronica. The Afghan Whigs, Ghostpoet, Villagers, Frank Ocean, Gorillaz, Kraftwerk and more.
Pride, intensity, and darkness meets in this rnb-filled, rock-driven, night-covered playlist. Kamasi Washington, Kendrick Lamar, D'Angelo, Pearl Jam, Chris Stapleton, Steely Dan and more.
This is how delicacy and contemplativeness mixes with intensity and aggressiveness. Brought to you by Gorillaz, Jack White, At the Drive-In, Arca, Father John Misty and more.
Pure Comedy is a very long endeavour. And excellently executed one. Song after song, Father John Misty is creating an atmosphere of subtlety, intensity, but also monumentality with all of its beauty. This album, just like his previous ones, grows with every song, letting you sink in and enjoy its alluring melodies, charming tones, wonderful lyrics. This … Continue reading Album of the Week: Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
March started with wonderful new singles by alt-J, Afghan Whigs, Coldplay, and a great comeback by Grandaddy. Then it went downhill. Black Sabbath has finally disbanded after farewell tour. An era has ended with Chuck Berry's death. But there's still hope. We got fantastic new albums by Laura Marling, Mount Eerie (yes, I'm still crying), … Continue reading Music Recap: March 2017
This is where melancholy merges with strong statements, heartbreak with mellow musical collages, classics with modern sounds, rock with electronica and rap. This is where you find darkness, even sadness, yet peace and a potential for lightness. Kendrick Lamar, Gorillaz, Mount Eerie and more.
Wow, just wow. They really think 80s never really past. And I know, we shouldn't expect much more from JAMC at this point, but this is a little bit disappointing. It lacks the rebellion, the courage, the experiment, the angst that we all knew from their previous lives in past days. Damage and Joy is … Continue reading The Jesus and Mary Chain – Damage and Joy
I've spent a lot of time playing GTA V this week. Its world is as fictitious as it can get, vivid, over-exaggerated, brutal, full of specific humor. Listening to Mount Eerie after such experience is a very rough, cold shower. A Crow Looked At Me brings you back to earth with soul-wrenching stories, menalcholic melodies, … Continue reading Album of the Week: Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked At Me
Lightness. This is what I felt while listening to Real Estate's latest LP In Mind. All of the songs you can find there are pleasantly easy-listening, but not overly simplistic. Guitars have bright, clean tone, just like every other instrument. Everything fits perfectly. Just like a perfectly nice album. An LP-next-door. It's just a pity … Continue reading Real Estate – In Mind
Oh my, how I enjoyed this album. And enjoyed it since the first listen. I know, it's not an art-rock, album-of-the-year magnificent achievement. It's not even artistically advanced that much. But I just love it. Long live authentic American punk rock, which stays true to its pop roots, while delivering a desperate, yet optimistic message. Your Not As _____ As … Continue reading Sorority Noise – You’re Not As _____ As You Think
It's not a breakthrough, but it's fun. And experimental as well. Spoon recorded an album that merges their alternative explorations with perfected pop rock song. This makes Hot Thoughts album appealing to both new listeners, who are searching for pure entertainment with an addition of alt-rock, but also to alt-rock fans, who are searching for mainstream fun. Title track … Continue reading Album of the Week: Spoon – Hot Thoughts
From a contemporary classical track, through indie rock, experimental rock, alternative pop, again into a soundtrack. The rising stars teams up with musical canon of rock and classical music to deliver an eclectic compilation of contemporary sounds, both uplifting and rebellious.
Delicacy and subtlety merges with strong statements and melancholic atmosphere with the magnificent new songs by Alt-J, Fleet Foxes, The Afghan Whigs, Pallbearer and more. One of the top alternative artists presents what's the best in contemporary music, by delivering satisfying compilation of insightful songs.
Heartworms emanate abstractness, psychedelics and indieness in a way that makes this music featureless. The Shins wanted to sound innovative, brave, melancholic, joyous. They tried to do all at once, which eventually turned out to be pointless. The songs are nice, engaging, but forgetful. There's no artistry that you might experience on their previous albums. … Continue reading The Shins – Heartworms
How she could do it, I don't know. Her talent is enormous, her gentility is magnificent, beauty of her music is astounding. Laura Marling recorded an album that you expected her to record. Semper Femina is as soothing and reflecting as it can get Laura Marling sixth's combination of delicacy and might makes this album both heart-wrenching … Continue reading Album of the Week: Laura Marling – Semper Femina
Some of the best atmospheric rap music out there merges with rock, indie, and some electronic bangers. Jonwayne meets Fugees meets Quelle Chris with an addition of Chicano Batman, the Drums, Sylvian Esso and a magnificent Goldfrapp's remix by Joe Goddard.
First of all, there's nothing here that you wouldn't find on Tame Impala's records, or even lighter The Flaming Lips' ones. But not that exciting. Volcano is a compilation of nicely done, well-written neo-psychedelia tunes with a ton of synths and extreme reverberation. After the first few songs, music seems to be blending into one … Continue reading Temples – Volcano
Indie pop, light guitars, a mellow atmosphere blends with soothing female voices, folk tunes, and pop ballads with a monumental synth-oriented conclusion. Brought to you by Coldplay, Timber Timbre, Chicano Batman, Sharon Van Etten, Grandaddy and much more.
For every person who is fascinated with band's name (I was): there is a little bit of Chicano here, but not much of the Batman. However, there's freedom, which sometimes is actually free. And most importantly, there's fun. Musicians' use slow-jam soul, a little bit of psychedelia, which reminds me of a brave attempts to imitate early Frank Zappa. Yet, … Continue reading Chicano Batman – Freedom Is Free
Grandaddy came back. Last Place is their fifth LP: the first album since their reunion in 2012, the first album since 2006. And yes, it was worth the wait. Jason Lytle and co's new record is full of old school indie rock, old school electronica, old school synthesizers, yet it doesn't feel old school. You … Continue reading Album of the Week: Grandaddy – Last Place
Day Fever is a beautifully written, soothing collection of songs, delivered by subtle female voices and a mix of alt-folk, americana and electronic music. It's not a record-breaking milestone of a record, but a wonderfully executed, warm, reassuring and relaxing album, which moves you when you allow it to do so.
February was dominated by Beyonce, because of her twin pregnancy, Grammys performance, lost competition with Adele at the ceremony in question, her new aesthetic conception, finally because of the cancellation of her Coachella performance. For those, who are not interested in Queen B, there were also a ton of things going on in the magical and mystical world of sounds.
Forget about the world. Forget about the reality. Forget about the cover art. Forget about the weird band name and LPs title. Forget the fact this band released 9 albums in 5 years. Forget about the prejudice towards this record. Just listen and forget. Let the trance, psychedelia and unreality of those songs guide you … Continue reading King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Flying Microtonal Banana