As formal genre and sub-genre structures become increasingly impractical in the internet-dominated 21st century, there are artists that revert to nostalgic sounds - seeking an 'authentic' geographic community to align themselves with - and artists that revel in the possibilities that the new world provides. Benjamin Power, also known as Blanck Mass, is an example of the latter, someone who has furrowed his own path and created a sound that is visceral,...Read more
Presented as a splintered conversation on America's political and social climate, Sleater-Kinney 's tenth studio album The Center Won't Hold is a fractured masterpiece. Having worked with producer Annie Clark (St. Vincent) and weathered the recent departure of drummer Jannet Weiss', The Center Won't Hold is a tumultuous record where emotional tempests surge throughout. Since their surprise reunion in 2015, the world has changed for Sleater-Kinney...Read more
The 'Knot's sixth album is an astonishing record: a roaring, horrifying delve into the guts of the band's revulsion, a primal scream of endlessly inventive extreme metal and searing misanthropy You look at that 1999 image of Slipknot, boiler-suited, clad in cheap, nasty horror movie masks, crowded together in a playground, the bleached-out bright weather eerily at odds with their back alley menace, and it's hard not to be moved by the distance they've...Read more
Fourth album, of sorts, The General, sees the Haiku sound inhabiting a world created by others, in this case Buster Keaton's classic 1926 comedy masterpiece of the same name. Originally commissioned for a live cinematic screening of a remastered version of the movie, this soundtrack album is remarkable in its ability to stand alone without the accompanying imagery. In fact, The General evokes a wide range of mental imagery, whilst cultivating emotions...Read more
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