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Sometime in 2009 I drifted away from music fanaticism. People who read this site might remember when I contributed album reviews and music criticism as a staff member and not emeritus. Similarly I had a couple of composition projects I was working on around that time that moved from amateur to professional (in aspiration only) […]

Imminent Sonic Destruction – Monster ———————————————————————————————————— I’ve pretty much said everything that I can about this album on my review, but here is an abridged version. Imminent Sonic Destruction play a version of progressive metal that mixes a large dose of modern metal riffing along with some different vocal styles. The main style sounds like […]

Lindsey Pavao – Say Aah (Live on The Voice) Outside of the U.S. — Use this link —————————————————————————————————————- When I learned that Dia Frampton had participated on season one of NBC’s The Voice, I decided that I would give season 2 a chance when it finally aired after the Superbowl. The episode that ran after […]

So 2011 was a lot of fun. 25. Youth Lagoon – Year of Hibernation Spotify || YouTube Trevor Powers’ music makes me feel a lot of things I just can’t put my finger on. When I first heard it, the walls of reverb and slow burning melodies seemed tailor-made to lull me to sleep. Like […]

All expressions of jubilation and pleasure (and depressing-looking hand claps) are property of the Great Leader, who likes to look at things. Err’day I’m shuffarin’.

Dia Frampton – The Broken Ones Dia Frampton is one-half of the duo known as Meg and Dia (mind-blowing shit, I know). Apparently, she decided to audition for the TV show The Voice after her band was dropped from their record label. Her only goal was to try to bring attention to their current release, Cocoon, […]

Actor-Rapper-Comedian? Rapper-Actor-Comedian? Whatever order you place them in, rapping is no stint on the side for Community’s Troy Barnes. With three albums under his belt all released all for free, the upcoming album Camp (due for release 15th November) marks his first commercial full-length release.  Earlier in 2011 came the simply titled EP which alone […]

ACYLUM – “Angel” (download) by alfa-matrix ————————————————————————————— Twisted electronic industrialists, Acylum, have released the first single for their upcoming album Karzinom. The song is called “Angel” and is one of the more subdued and ‘friendly’ tracks on the album. That doesn’t mean that the band have suddenly started making feel good music or anything that […]

The Jezabels’ first full length album, Prisoner, will be released on September 16th.  If you pre-order the album here you will also recieve a bonus CD that contains four early demo tracks. The album is streaming in its entirety here. The album release will be followed by a tour of Australia, UK/Europe and Canada/US. The tour will begin […]

Dream Theater – On the Backs of Angels ——————————————————————————————- This is the first single from the latest Dream Theater album, A Dramatic Turn of Events. A Dramatic Turn of Events was released on September 13th through Roadrunner Records, and is the first to feature new drummer Mike Mangini.

Agua de Annique – Feel Alive [Official Music Video] ——————————————————————————————- Anneke van Giersbergen is working on what is presumably the third album from her band, Agua de Annique. Of course it’s hard to tell for sure how it’s going to be released since sometimes her music is titled as just Agua de Annique, and other […]

Insomnium – Unsung ———————————————————————————————- “Unsung” is taken from Insomnium’s upcoming album, One For Sorrow. The album will be released on October 17th in Europe and one day later in the United States. Apparently, the song is one of the faster, heavier tracks from One For Sorrow — an album that the press release describes as diverse. Personally, […]

Left Spine Down – X-Ray ————————————————————————————————– Left Down Spine have signed with Metropolis Records and are back with their second album of digital hardcore. Those familiar with the band will notice that major changes have taken place since Fighting For Voltage was released in 2008. The band have dropped all of their metal influences and […]

(EDIT: Playback must be seen on YouTube due to copyright reasons. It’s worth it!) It was only a matter of time. The Decemberists’ third single from their new album The King Is Dead features a fantastic video with a finely detailed reenactment of a scene from David Foster Wallace’s mammoth tome Infinite Jest. For those […]

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