Soused is such an impressive album because of its attempt to reconcile opposing aesthetic ends.
Album Review: B L A C K I E — Conflating the Barbaric and the Beautiful
Imagine Yourself in a Free and Natural World finds B L A C K I E reaching an ambitious artistic high, delivering potent pieces of jazzy discord that impressively conflate the barbaric and the beautiful.
CD Review: Shabazz Palaces’ “Lese Majesty” — Out-of-This-World Hip-Hop
Some listeners are undoubtedly going to dismiss Lese Majesty as a collection of vignettes or motifs, formless for all intents and purposes. That would be a shame.
Fuse CD Review: Underground Music Round-Up
Here are a handful of underground/alternative music releases worth your consideration.
Television Review: “Louie” at Season Four — Art House TV
Louie is a difficult show to advertise because it is the only example of art-television at the moment.
Fuse Music Round-up: The Year in Alternative Music … So Far
There have been three pop LPs this year that I’ve really been digging: they are gloriously wacky.
Rock Review: Two Neo-Psychedelic Oddities — Outlandish Sonic Journeys Worth Taking
These challenging LPs offer opposing, but equally thrilling, aural/cinematic adventures: one is an overblown grindhouse flick, the other a wondrous fantasy feature.
CD Review: Swans — “To Be Kind” is Some Kind of a Masterpiece
I love an album that ends with a bang – and The Swans’ To Be Kind ends with four.
Music Review: The Proud Evolution of Liars — from “They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top” to “Mess”
The dazzling LP “Mess” proves that the band Liars has not half-heartedly made the switch to electronic music.
Rock Album Reviews: Two Recent Examples of High Grade Black Metal
The two best black metal LPs of the past few months come from the Netherlands’ An Autumn for Crippled Children and Poland’s Behemoth.