Material for Review - Aug. 12
Sky Drew Near - Robyn G Shiels & Steve Nolan
Shiels mournful vocals ground Nolan's eerie soundscapes, Together they combine to form warm but somewhat unsettling dispatches from a purgatorial waystation.
Mourning (A) BLKstar - These Hands are up.
The formation of the 8 piece, Cleveland based collective happened after the murder of a dear friend of poet, writer, artist and some speaker RA Washington in 2015. This incredible band mix Soul, Blues, funk, and everything in-between.
Helen Money - Atomic
Covering a wide range of styles, Helen Money brings a wealth of emotions on Atomic. Her expert instrumental playing makes for a monumental statement, sounding like a heavy metal guitar riff and a gentle orchestral movement in the same song.
Darryl Blood - Air Drop
Atonal and scene-shifting, Air Drop's angular tunes can be challenging. Multiple listens are a necessity to truly absorb this album of prepared piano and jazzy improvised cascades. One for the experimental heads!
Steve Von Till - No Wilderness Deep Enough
With a strikingly powerful baritone voice, Steve Von Till rings out across his landscape of gentle sounds, like a rainstorm coming in over the hills. Strings, horns and light percussion swirl and resonate for a deeply ethereal experience.
Phew - Vertical Jamming
Vertical Jamming is a primal experience. One moaning oscillator splits into a jungle of synths, unfurling into a modular blitzkrieg. Tearing the band-aid to a traumatic wound, Phew allows you to experience death, and catastrophe first-hand. Vertical Jamming is an essential drone release, as playful as it is looming.