Articles by Adriana Ciccone
Music and socio-political issues come together to create an introspective soundscape. It is music that makes you think, all the while sending you to that place good music often does.
At just over 20 minutes in length, Noi Ya’s EP release, Self-Immolation EP, is a great psychedelic, electronic trip.
Zia, from beginning to end, felt like it was telling a story. I believe that’s what the band was trying to achieve and they did so perfectly.
With this release, Black Sails for Red Seas have continued with what they started in Wave I but with a more heavy, menacing soundscape, laced with hits of light in between.
Cycles is a slightly darker and heavier EP compared to the band’s debut album, Mòn, but not so far removed that you don’t know you are listening to the genius that is Appalaches.
Since the release of Flying Horses’ debut album, Tölt, Jade Bergeron hasn’t stopped. A few weeks ago, the video for the title track, ‘Tölt’, was premiered via The FADER, and a second video for the track ‘Attic’ released on March 23rd. Jade has also been busy working on her sophomore album and will be releasing a single very soon. Adriana Ciccone had the opportunity to ask Jade a few questions about the videos, the new single and the new album.
If Slowdive and The Cure were to collaborate, Endless Grey could possibly be the result of such a collaboration.
This is a cool EP and a great addition to anyone’s post-rock/math-rock collection.
All of these parts come together to create a welcome wall of sound that will comfort you like a warm blanket on a cold winter’s day.
I seriously had to double check my player to make sure I was listening to Sceptre Fretpen and not Boards of Canada.
It’s a carefully crafted soundscape and although it created a feeling of dread and darkness, the creativity and amazing use of synth sounds cut through that layer of emotion.
The Great Upheaval is a soundtrack for our calamitous times.
The track, ‘incluye postre’, is an intense and thrilling track that masterfully connects each and every sound.
Vince Rogers is the artist behind Where The Good Way Lies. Last July he released the album Nineteen Fourteen. When I first heard the album, I felt the emotion behind it, the same way Hammock invokes emotion in me when I hear their music. This album is full of emotion and great soundscapes. I recently caught up with Vince to talk about the inspiration behind the album and his music in general.
This album is a definite gem.