Posts Tagged ‘Album of the day’

Album of the Day: The Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel

Posted on Monday, August 1st, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Elmore Magazine: It’s not easy to get your bearings with this record, but that’s the way The Chris Robinson Brotherhood wanted it – loose, experimental and unpredictable. They traverse plenty of ground, from funk to soul to roots, and of course their trademark psychedelic jamming.

CRB- Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel

This is the band’s first record with new drummer Tony Leone (Levon Helm, Ollabelle) and first since the departure of a founding member, bassist Mark ‘Muddy” Dutton. The band produced the record themselves. Robinson commented, “It’s all about taking our intuition and following it to where our ideas can really manifest themselves. This turned out to be the most spontaneous record I’ve ever been a part of.”

Some of that is likely attributable to the location of the recording sessions. The band set up in northern California, on the side of a mountain overlooking the foggy Pacific Ocean, and drew inspiration from the majestic and often mysterious scenery to lay down the eight extensive tracks. As you listen, you’d think that there are more than four players, but it’s simply the dual guitars of Robinson and Neal Casal along with the inventive keyboards of Adam MacDougall, all propelled by Leone’s Helm-inspired drumming.

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Album of the Day: A.M.S.G. – Hostis Universi Generis

Posted on Friday, July 29th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Meat Mead Metal: Most people generally don’t think of spirituality when it comes to heavy metal, and that’s with good reason. Just about all Christian bands are not very good at all (Stryper is the lone great one, and don’t you fucking argue with me), and much […]

Album of the Day: Radio Moscow – Live In California

Posted on Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: It must have been one hot night in California when San Diego heavy psych veterans Radio Moscow rolled into town. Full of smoking riffs and barking vocals, the years since Hendrix last laid waste to Monterey were rolled back and the spirit of ‘69 […]

Album of the Day: Causa Sui – Return To Sky

Posted on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: It may be in part because it’s so steadfastly instrumental that Danish four-piece Causa Sui‘s output hits with such an evocative effect on the listener. The material, as on Return to Sky, the band’s latest and upwards of ninth full-length, depending on what you count […]

Album of the Day: Wreck and Reference – Indifferent Rivers Romance End

Posted on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: Want, the previous record from California duo Wreck and Reference, was a metal record at war with metal’s allergies to adaptation. Felix Skinner’s sampler and Ignat Frege’s drumming made bare piano as sharp as any HM-2-blasted riff, and Skinner weaponized existential dread with his commanding vocal […]

Album of the Day: Kayo Dot – Plastic House on Base of Sky

Posted on Monday, July 25th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: I have to admit, I’ve sat on this review a while. A good while, in fact. The review copy dropped ino my inbox on the 9th of May and I thought that I’d have plenty of time to listen, absorb and ruminate. Followed, of […]

Album of the Day: LLNN – Loss

Posted on Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Lovingly pinched from The Sound Not The Word: It takes all of 35 seconds for Loss to force its way in to the centre of your attention. The desperate scream that marks the end of the introduction heralds the point where LLNN begin to show just what they mean by […]

Album of the Day: Sanford Parker – Lash Back

Posted on Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Lovingly pinched from The Monolith: Sanford Parker might sound a little bit like a midrange paper company, but the man has a huge musical pedigree; as well as being a member of Minsk, Corrections House and Buried at Sea, in a separate capacity he’s a stalwart producer. Having been on […]

Album of The Day: Harakiri For The Sky – III Trauma

Posted on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Ave Noctum: It’s been a couple of years since the last Harakiri For The Sky album and it’s fair to say from the evidence here that they’ve been honing their chosen craft into a fine art. What it is exactly about Harakiri For The Sky that makes […]

Album of the Day: Schammasch – Triangle

Posted on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Dead Rhetoric: The question sometimes arises, how do you follow-up a double-album release? Well, in the case of Schammasch you dig even deeper and come back with a triple-album. The aptly named Triangle is no mere gimmick. Containing three varied albums (truly the only way to approach […]