Gorillaz Upcoming iPad Album

Since their inception, the Gorillaz have been notorious for their allusiveness and multiple personalities. One is their music, a creation by the musical constant, Damon Albarn (Blur), and the accompaniment of numerous other musical collaborations....


Still streaming: <em>Shimmering Lights</em> by Meligrove Band

(email|facebook|linkedin) For those who still find themselves on the fence about buying Meligrove Band's fun and dissonant masterpiece Shimmering Lights, know two things. First: it's a very short fence. It stands two, maybe three...


Flare, by Erik K Skodvin

(email|facebook|linkedin) Erik K. Skodvin is one-half of Norwegian atmospheric anomaly Deaf Center. As solo recording artist Svarte Greiner, Skodvin marches into electroacoustic airspace (check out the tense and brainy "Last Light" at the Myspace...


The Monroe Transfer transfers to Bandcamp

(email|facebook|linkedin) A word or two from their newsletter: -- Digital copies of our back catalogue can now be obtained on a Pay What You Think It's Worth basis. If you don't think it's worth anything, you can...


FTP, next in a series: The Meligrove Band — &lt;em&gt;Shimmering Lights&lt;/em&gt; LP review

(email|facebook|linkedin) This article originally appeared in MiG on September 15, 2010. The members of The Meligrove Band don't read the newspaper. There is no other explanation. What with war, poverty, state collapse, and catastrophic climate...

Double Handsome Dragons


TMIM staff, in and around the interweb: The Silent Ballet has published my review of Double Handsome Dragon’s self-titled fourth album. Here’s a short bit:

The track builds momentum throughout its second half, trading in global politics for astronaut synthesizer loops. An alarm sounds during the hard-hitting climax, and the impact is hair-raising. “Los Diablos Del Espacio” resembles a countdown to annihilation, and makes clear that the threat to mankind isn’t coming from outer space. It is a masterful bit of apocalyptic songwriting. The use of guitar, laser-sharp electronica and rhythm section here is downright orchestral.

The album is excellent, my favorite review as a Silent Ballet contributor yet. “Are We Not the Future of This Nation” shortlists for track of the year. Yes, they’re that good. Stream it right here:


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