Talk Less, Say More: England Without Rain

Music Review: Talk Less, Say More – England Without Rain (Indietronics – CC BY-NC-SA)

I mentioned in a previous review that the whole genres as a marketing tool is very annoying to me.  Imagine my surprise when I looked at the information for this release and saw that it marked “indietronics”.  I seriously wish we could put an end to the genre as a marketing method madness. Okai? Thx. Okay, setting aside my […]

Cover Art for Tape Productions by Small Colin

Music Review: Small Colin – Tape Productions (Lo-Fi – CC BY-SA)

I have a generally leery attitude towards any release marked as being in the “lo-fi” genre. When I first encountered the genre, several artists had started by embracing the idea of returning to older recording methods, with minimal production to allow their music to speak for itself.  However, as soon as their work had recognized, […]

The Faust Cycle: Day Three

Artist: Ergo Phizmiz Title: The Faust Cycle (or The House of Dr. Faustus) This section of The Faust Cycle has been sub-titled Culinary Philosophy. The narrator, Ergo Phizmiz himself (which I have failed to mention previously), finds that while he was asleep he has been relocated in the house.  Of course, it has been difficult […]

Review: Pharmacore – Utopia

Title: Utopia Artist: Pharmacore Label: Pavillion36 Catalog No: P36-037 Release Date: 11 January 2010 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND Metropolis Timebomb Utopia Karavan Nowhere I have to say, this is a first for me.  I had not actually heard of a style listed as “IDM with Drill & Bass influence”.  However, that being said, I don’t […]

Review: OG – 01

I have to say that I was initially skeptical about this release on Jamendo: it was another case where the artist solicited a review of his work.  If you recall, I ended up writing a somewhat mixed review (see Review: Bielebny – Punxsutawney).  Yet, this artists request was quite courteous and drew my interest.  But, […]