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Paws on Ears - Hot Spoon, Cold Mango

If the old mythographers are right, then stories of heroes and villains are essentially the same. And, if that is true, it should mean that the same kind of stories told in pop music under its many guises must stay the same. Hot Spoon, Cold Mango avoids imitation on the new…
7.8
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TAUK and Venter Reviewed

TAUK – Melvin’s Mind Similar artists: Umphrey’s McGee, Dopapod, The Disco Biscuits, Papadosio, Red Hot Chili Peppers Genre: Progressive Rock, Post Rock, Alternative Rock It’s remarkable what audiences used to think pop music was only a few…
7.8
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In Between the Words: Anthony Pirog and Novere Reviewed

Novere – Danse Macabre Similar artists: Hundred Year Old Man, A Perfect Circle, Amenra, Cult Of Luna, God Is An Astronaut Genre: Post-Rock Great, modern sounds are begging to be chased. In fact, those unwilling to go out on a hunt, to pack their bowie knife…
7.8
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Positive vibration: Peter Johnston RVA and Sunnsetter

Sunnsetter – Surely Everything’s Alright Genre: Shoegaze, Post Rock What drugs did the hippies end up doing? I mean, of course, after they finished with the drugs that they’re most famous for taking. The truth is that few revolutionary hippies demanded…
7.8
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The hear and now: Arrays and Hereafter reviews

Hereafter – Broken Genre: Progressive Rock, Post Rock Great artists, musicians especially, are often only appropriately remembered in the most critical moments of a person’s life. At all other times, many people will tell you about how musicians do the kind of…
7.8
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Endless dreams: Anto Dust and Mahogany Frog review

Mahogany Frog – A Decision Of The Flower Genre: Post Rock, Alternative Rock Similar artists: Stereolab, Shooting Guns, Elevator, Tortoise, Soft Machine, Air, Deerhoof, Holy Fuck, Brian Eno Rock music as a whole may look like a rather unattractive commercial…
7.5
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In this, we stand: Rip Room and Robocobra Quartet review

Robocobra Quartet – Heaven Genre: Post Rock, Math Rock Similar artists: black midi, Squid, Black country New road Modern protest songs, as long as those as still legal, have no choice but to be funny. The protest tunes of the past were dead serious. And, look…
7.8
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Cold dreams: Entertainment and June LaLonde reviewed

June LaLonde – Empty The Chair Genre: Post Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Rock Big record labels used to reserve budgets of millions of dollars for the recording of albums by their top artists. This wasn’t even something up for debate. The process of making…
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Fight from the inside: Asuna and The Upper Strata reviewed

The Upper Strata – Where the Monsters abound There’s music that accompanies you around the house. And, then there’s music designed to scare you out of it. This Christmas if you want to bring some gentle haunting to your abode, you may want to give The…