International Women’s Day raises awareness of the significant lack of female representation in sooo many areas. One place where I hope we can see more equity is here in our local music scene. Continue reading International Women’s Day 2019
I knew nothing before diving in.
I don’t want to spoil this album for you by telling you all the things best discovered on your own. I didn’t know the band or material before diving in and I was completely blown away with every minute of this album. I kid not. Mesmerised. Continue reading Skullcave – Fear (2018)
Blackened post metal. It dooms. Continue reading Encircling Sea – Hearken (2108) EVP Recordings
Real talk. You know what? I dropped the ball several times on some absolutely outstanding releases in 2017 and I just couldn’t find my chill after doing the normal Top 10 list until I’d made some sort of penance. So below is a handful of the best stuff I DIDNT get around to penning reflections on. And I feel bad. Continue reading The Other List. (aka amazing releases I didn’t write up > but should have.)
From the cinematic drone that opens the album (calling back to the closing moments of their last release) to the crushing blow that follows with ‘As Fools Ripen’ it is obvious that this band is going to take the listener on a journey. A very dark and angry one. Continue reading Lo! – Vestigal (Pelagic Records) 2017
No way I’m going to do this justice with my limited vocabulary and mere words. Suffice to say it was incredible.
Dark. Brooding. Unpleasant. Heavy. Depressing. Not metal. Impressive. Continue reading Adrift For Days – A Sleepless Grey (2017)
The mob at Birds Robe Records sure know how to pick em.
This is an instrumental record first, post rock album second. The musicality of the art on display here is better explained as simply beautiful music rather than genre casting it into several neat little boxes which rob you of any freedom to interpret the work for yourself. If I go on and compare it to this band or that band for reference, it’s fair to assume your mind would consider if you like ‘those’ artists first and then proceed to judge Grun’s new album accordingly without having spent any time with it. Continue reading Grun – Manyana (2017)
This is the best the band has ever sounded. This is the best they have ever done. This is one of the best. Period. Continue reading Sleepmakeswaves – Made of Breath Only (2017)
Progressive-post-metal done damn well.
This 5 piece outfit from Sydney will turn some heads when this drops. Continue reading Stare At The Clouds – This Clear Divide (2016)