Soused is such an impressive album because of its attempt to reconcile opposing aesthetic ends.
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.
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.
Here are a handful of underground/alternative music releases worth your consideration.
Louie is a difficult show to advertise because it is the only example of art-television at the moment.
There have been three pop LPs this year that I’ve really been digging: they are gloriously wacky.
These challenging LPs offer opposing, but equally thrilling, aural/cinematic adventures: one is an overblown grindhouse flick, the other a wondrous fantasy feature.
I love an album that ends with a bang – and The Swans’ To Be Kind ends with four.
The dazzling LP “Mess” proves that the band Liars has not half-heartedly made the switch to electronic music.
The two best black metal LPs of the past few months come from the Netherlands’ An Autumn for Crippled Children and Poland’s Behemoth.