Jessica Moss – “Particles” (CD Preview)

  On October 25th, Constellation Records will release Entanglement, the second solo release by Jessica Moss. A violinist and vocalist who is one of the central members of Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and co-founder of Black Ox Orchestar, Moss draws upon a prodigious range of influences: from the post-rock and avant-klezmer of theContinue reading “Jessica Moss – “Particles” (CD Preview)”

Tangents – New Bodies (CD Review)

Tangents New Bodies Temporary Residence Ltd. Australian instrumental quintet Tangents return with their fourth album via Temporary Residence. It is their finest work in some time, with an even broader palette of materials and stylistic reference points that are adroitly incorporated. The combination of cello, especially favoring pizzicato, and synth melodies remains, but along forContinue reading “Tangents – New Bodies (CD Review)”

Best Rock Recording 2017: Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s Luciferian Towers

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Luciferian Towers Constellation CD/LP/DL   Canadian instrumental post-rock leftist collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor brings something old and something new to the musical anti-fascist fray on Luciferian Towers, their latest recording for Constellation. They are still angry at the political establishment (as are many of us). But they are REALLY angry.Continue reading “Best Rock Recording 2017: Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s Luciferian Towers”

Explosions in the Sky: “Logic of a Dream”

Explosions in the Sky’s next recording is out in one month on Temporary Residence. They’ve shared a light-show strewn version of teaser track “Logic of a Dream” (see video below).

The First Four Notes! – Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Asunder, Sweet, and Other Distress Constellation LP This review begins with a hat tip to Matthew Guerrieri, whose book The First Four Notes is required reading for those wishing to better understand Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. The first four notes which concern us here emanate from the speakers of highly politicized post-rockContinue reading “The First Four Notes! – Godspeed You! Black Emperor”