one-sheet week: “Black & White Mountains,” by Snowblink

One-Sheet Week is in the home stretch: -- In 2008, Daniela Gesundheit of Snowblink moved from San Francisco to Toronto, irreversibly altering Snowblink from a whimsical warm-weather band touting four male backup singers (two of whom were...


<sup>the bloop:</sup> The music of … mermaids?

It's hard to tell if the counter-skeptics and X-Filers really are fooled by the Animal Planet presentation Mermaids: The Body Found, or if they're just having fun with a fun subject, but the crowing over...


pre-order: Heaven, by Black Swan

Concluding each successive Black Swan release, the listener could be forgiven for a slight tug of nostalgia. The story seems told in complete, both musically and thematically. The debut album Black Swan In...


“I know there’s no other world/ mountains and websites”

Phil Elverum (The Microphones, P.W. Elverum & Sun) returns with another Mount Eerie release, Clear Moon. From the catalog listing: "Part one of a pair of records exploring a living place as a modern...


stream: Death Dreams, by PS I Love You

Lots (and lots and lots and lots) of acclaim for the new PS I Love You. It comes as no surprise: the last we heard from them was the "Subdivisions" rescore, of which we...

stream: A Thousand Plateaus, by Talvihorros and Matthew Collings

So. How exactly have we blindspotted this one since last May?

Talvihorros is London-based guitarphile Ben Chatwin, and Muse regulars need no further introduction to Matthew Collings. Both have alot going on this year: Chatwin, a split album with Damian Valles, and Collings, a soundtrack, and a likely album (or two). Stay tuned for all that.

But for now we leave you with the one-year-old A Thousand Plateaus, recorded for their tour last year. Less a synthesis of divergent styles and more a mutual departure, this 20-minute EP features the rattle of machinery we hear in some of Collings’ more experimental work, and the guitar abstraction for which Chatwin is known. But “Four Tracks” is downright post-rock in temperament, and “Ten Drops” is very nearly cinematic.

A Thousand Plateaus likely takes its name from the second part of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s call for micropolitics Capitalism and Schizophrenia. Originally issued by Hibernate Recordings and long since sold out, the album is available at the Bandcamp page for digital purchase. Stream right here:

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