Review – Nonconnah – The Gloom and The Glowing (Custom Made Music, 2016)

If your initial impression of Memphis, TN’s Nonconnah is that they sound remarkably like North Carolinian drone institution Lost Trail, pat yourself on the back: although Zachary and Denny Wilkerson Corsa have left both name and place behind, last year’s The Gloom & The Glowing CD-R proves that the fruits of their labour still boast […]

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The Three Sides of Cyanide Valentine Turns 10

If there was anything I can say about Cyanide Valentine’s very first album Let it Rot, it was this: I wasn’t ready. Cyanide Valentine came at a time where I was deep into the search for some local music. Outside of checking out some obscure music everywhere else, it has made me curious to find […]

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Review – The Parlour Trick – Blessed Unrest (Self Released, 2012)

The Parlour Trick are the Californian duo of neo-Victorian visionary Meredith Yayanos and Emmy-winning composer Dan Cantrell. Conceived as a solo Yayanos vehicle in the mid-aughts, 2009 saw the project find firm identity as a collaboration with Cantrell whenever the former (then New Zealand-based) visited Oakland. Over three years, the pair expertly hewed their self-described […]

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Review – Airspace – S/T

The first thing that might strike people about LA droners AIRSPACE is where they are coming from:  Steve Nalepa is perhaps best known for his work in The Acid and Team Supreme. Tony Bevilacqua, the other half of the team, is probably best known for his playing in Distillers at one point. What is equally […]

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