Sonic Youth In/Out/In Three Lobed Recordings I sometimes get sad thinking there’ll be no more music by Sonic Youth. But then I remember all of the great music the band made across 40 years – lasting longer than anyone with the name ‘Sonic Youth’ might ever hope and straddling the mainstream and the weirder/artier side, […]
Lee Ranaldo In Virus Time [12 “ Single] Mute My favourite ex-member of Sonic Youth to check in on, always, is Lee Ranaldo. Because what he does never feels like posturing. And because you have to follow him across poetry and photographs, improv and band jamming, solo acoustic singer/songwritery pursuits and all manner of music. […]
Kassel Jaeger / Jim O’Rourke In Cobalt Aura Sleeps Editions Mego This is the second collaboration between Paris-based electro-acoustic composer Kassel Jaeger and Chicago sonic experimenter Jim O’Rourke. They found themselves as kindred souls making creeping, progressive ambient music that built up atmospheres and then sought to destroy them.
Oren Ambarchi / Jim O’Rourke Behold Editions Mego Here with their second duo collaborative album are two guitarists who are both in fact multi-instrumentalists, Australian Oren Ambarchi and American Jim O’Rourke. Behold, as with the pair’s previous outing, Indeed, splits a single piece of music across two tracks – or two sides, for vinyl devotees. […]
S. Carey Range of Light Jagjaguwar It’s interesting listening to S. Carey’s album, Range of Light and knowing it was recorded at Justin Vernon’s studio after Carey had toured with Vernon’s band. For Range of Light feels, and not to its detriment, like the material from Vernon’s first Bon Iver album if recorded in the […]
Kinski Cosy Moments Kill Rock Stars Here you will hear Kinski sounding more like Mudhoney, Nirvana and Sonic Youth – especially the Sonic Youth of the last half-decade – a sort of classic-rock-esque take on grunge; Cosy Moments could have been released twenty years ago. Strange perhaps but I really dig it. It’s nearly a […]