Duster – Stratosphere

Why Duster? Out of all the long-forgotten bands that have become casualties to the endless churning of time, why Duster? As old records go out of print and labels go into administration, why Duster? As band members find other occupations and equipment gets placed into storage or even sold, why Duster? All these years later, … Continue reading Duster – Stratosphere

Boris – Flood

Repetition is an odd thing. Often considered monotonous and lazy, it’s a very difficult concept to balance well, let alone create beauty through. At face value, repetition seems to offer comfort in the delivery of something we already know and enjoy, utilising familiarity to its advantage. While this is often the case, the best repetition … Continue reading Boris – Flood

Steve Reich – Different Trains // Electric Counterpoint

I’m not usually one for big statements in music. If albums try to do too much I find they get bogged down and lose sense of what should be their main purpose: musicality. So, Different Trains, which sees Steve Reich at his most ambitious, pulling out all stops to compose a complex exposition that details … Continue reading Steve Reich – Different Trains // Electric Counterpoint

The Brave Little Abacus – Masked Dancers: Concern in So Many Things You Forget Where You Are

I miss all the movement... Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh! Cries of discontent mixed with strands and strands of absolute, do-or-die clinching hope, The Brave Little Abacus throw it all in and then some on Masked Dancers: Concern in So Many Things You Forget Where You Are. A New England band originating in the late 2000s that more-or-less started … Continue reading The Brave Little Abacus – Masked Dancers: Concern in So Many Things You Forget Where You Are

Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like Shit I Don’t Go Outside

Criminally underrated and overlooked, Earl Sweatshirt's (AKA Thebe Kgositsile) 2015 LP, I Don’t Like Shit I Don’t Go Outside is an unflinchingly honest discussion of Earl’s personal struggle through drug addiction, depression and anxiety in a period where everything seemed to fall negatively into place for the rapper. Contextually, events surrounding the release of the … Continue reading Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like Shit I Don’t Go Outside