Category: Album Reviews – Archive

May 29, 2019 / Album Reviews - Archive

The Gloaming 3 (Real Word/Planet) 9.5/10 The Gloaming is surely the only band rooted in Irish traditional music that would dare to begin an album with prepared piano. When Iarla O Lionaird joins – with an instantly haunting melody sung in Gaelic – you have an encapsulation of why this…

May 25, 2019 / Album Reviews - Archive

ON THE CORNER LIVE! (Ear Up) 8.5/10 The impetus was Sly and the Family Stone’s In Time from the 1973 album Fresh, crowned by Andy Newmark’s drumming. Miles Davis walked into the rehearsal room, played it to his band over and over, and told them that this was how he…

May 18, 2019 / Album Reviews - Archive

PACIFICA (Earshift) 7.5/10 This is the first Vampires opus to feel more like a destination than a journey. That destination still has multifarious influences, but you sense a band that has moved beyond trying to be something, and is now a project allowing the four members fully to express their…