Articles by Ljubinko Zivkovic
On Down Below Alice Tambourine Lover are able to assimilate all their influences very smoothly and come up with an album you can keep your windows open to as the weather is getting better.
Here’s Hearing Things works practically on all levels, and you can even slow dance to it.
Yes, the influences are evident, but then, if you play your influences with care and passion like Just Like Honey do, who cares if you can notice them?
Throughout the album, Jurado doesn’t break the sensitive line, nor does he resort to melodrama, just raw feeling, voice, and acoustic guitar.
Kozobolis makes sure that he has something substantial to say with his music, and again, scores full points. All in all, a worthy listen and an album that scores quite well on that solo piano scale.
It is hard to initially say whether This Is My Voice was recorded yesterday or today, and it is better for it!
Covering a wide musical field from electric Miles to meandering fields of Krautrock and psychedelia with a guitar in your hand is a thorny field, and on Pure Imagination, No Country Dave Harrington and his group walk through it with no thorns stuck to their sides.
What Maurice Louca and his Elephantine album bring is yet another set of inventive musical twists into the field of avant-garde/experimental music.
In the times when we actually have too much of a bad thing, some solid counter-balance is needed, and on All Yann Tiersen obliges to provide it.
This may be just a side project for these guys, but based on the quality of this album, maybe they should consider making Old Mexico a more regular project.
The trio has teamed up with “320 Changes Direction” foundation headed by late Chester Bennington’s wife and “Relix” magazine to raise the awareness about mental health and suicide problems.
Throughout, Baelus and his cohorts leave you wondering which sound is which, to force you at one moment not to care anymore and just enjoy their dark musical concoction.
From the ‘modern’ electronic sound of the opener ‘Bullseye’, Grant delves into musical diversity as much as he can.
9th Incarnation shows what experience can do for you when you make a debut album, but also that there is such a thing as modern psychedelia.
Haven is one of those projects that doesn’t hold much promise on paper but brings along quite several musical pleasures to a daring listener.
Like quite a number of mountain roads, diatribe’s dub to the avant-garde trip was riddled with possible potholes, but these guys effectively escape them quite admirably.
Some would complain that Holy Monitor needs a bit more originality, but when the old psych elements are put in place so well, who cares?
With The Old Guys, Amy Rigby shows that ‘standard rock’ is neither gone nor faded if you come up with enough quality and inventiveness to hold the torch.
Untethered leaves you with this enormous feeling of beauty, melancholy and ultimately loss.
Possibly, one of the briefest, under the radar gems of 2018.
What we get on Penelope Two is music that is at the same time disturbing and comforting familiar and unfamiliar, everything the late night listening demands.