Category: Album Reviews

November 12, 2019 / Album Reviews

BETRAYAL OF THE SACRED SUNFLOWER (JT/Planet) 9.5/10 If moonlight made a sound, this might be it. But it would be the sound of a shy moon: one who opts to cloak herself in clouds, rather than wander baldly naked through the skies; whose muted light is dappled by still trees;…

November 5, 2019 / Album Reviews

THE DARK PATTERN (Earshift) 9/10 Virtually all art is built on conventions. Only the brave or foolish strip them away, because of the danger only a vacuum will remain. On this deeply mysterious double-album Phil Slater applies some of the language of jazz, while often inverting accepted customs of groove,…

October 31, 2019 / Album Reviews

ET HAN MOT OVERKLASSEN (Hubro) 8/10 They suck you in, first – not exactly with sunny daffodils, but certainly they hold off gashing you with sonic thorns. Initially the soundscapes are dark, brooding and slightly dangerous, like spotting labyrinthine climbing roses in the dark, just before you were about to…