Archive for the ‘Features’ Category

Obscurity Points // “Yearning and Harmony”

April 25th, 2017 | Features | 0 Comments

I found Tri Atma‘s bonkers 1982 album Yearning and Harmony while paging through the used records at my ever-beloved all-time favourite record store in the world, Academy Records in Greenpoint. The cover and especially its back-cover were just too classic: a German new age guitar-tablas band that teamed up with a crazy old synthesizer dude to make a record in 1982. Please, Adult Swim, do something like Live at the Necropolis with this.

Of course, I wouldn’t be writing about it if the music weren’t very close to exactly what I wanted to hear. The guitar and tabla work are solid, but top marks here go to Klaus Netzle for exceedingly melodic and beautifully kosmische synth work.

Bill and Joel Plaskett

April 16th, 2017 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

Nova Scotia’s beloved Joel Plaskett teams with his dad Bill for a wonderful album showcasing the father-son team’s love of Canadian maritime celtic music, English folk and indie-pop/rock: Solidarity.

Iluminas

February 12th, 2017 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

My old friends in Toronto art-rock band Iluminas have finally released their first polished full-length album: Apollo. Though I’ve heard their songs for years, it’s a pleasure to listen to this finished product, especially considering the surprisingly playful, detailed arrangements and production.

Leon Patriz

February 7th, 2017 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

Ramshackle, homespun pop from Montreal-via-Vancouver artist Leon Patriz. Released on my friend Soren Brothers‘ excellent uur audiovisual label 🙂

Fraternal Twin

January 3rd, 2017 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

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Homeworlding, the wonderful recent dream-pop album by New Paltz-based Fraternal Twin, came out a couple months ago, in October, but I just found out about it recently. And yeah, it’s great. I saw his last album, Skin Gets Hot, at Rought Trade in Brooklyn. It had a little tag on it saying that the guy was based in New Paltz. I’ve been there and it’s a wonderful little upstate hippy town, so I thought, if this dude lives there and is recording cool stuff in his bedroom or whatever, and putting out LPs, it’s probably pretty legit.