Artimus Pyledriver: Artimus Pyledriver

The balls-out, whiskey saturated southern style of Atlanta’s Artimus Pyledriver will no doubt be too abrasive for some, but if it were any other way, it wouldn’t work half as well as it does on their self-titled DRT debut. The faint of heart should have a wine cooler and check …

by   |  06/07/2006  |  Comments Off on Artimus Pyledriver: Artimus Pyledriver

Zombi: Surface to Air

It’s difficult to imagine a two-piece sounding “epic.” But Zombi, comprised of bassist/synthist Steve Moore and drummer/synthist A.E. Paterra, are capable of producing harmonies on par with small symphonies with relative ease.

To qualify: All this might seem a little easy now, with computers doing the grunt work. But Zombi …

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Gregor Samsa: 55:12

Named after its length, Gregor Samsa’s ambient, atmospheric 55:12 is much more than the simple assemblage of minutes and seconds. These songs are woven carefully and full of fine subtleties that unfold with caution, but at the same time display a clear creative confidence that infuses even the quietest with …

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Nebula: Apollo

The follow up to Nebula’s 2003 Liquor And Poker Music debut, Atomic Ritual, Apollo sees Nebula grow even further beyond the space rock elements brought into that album. Grounded in riffy grooves, Nebula lift off with the appropriately-titled intro, “Orbit,” leading into “Loose Cannon,” where the energy of the …

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The Hellacopters: Rock & Roll Is Dead

Simple without being minimalist, sexy without being over-stylized, The Hellacopters’ music, already the stuff of legend in their native Sweden, have been waiting for years to break through to the American mainstream. And indeed, if it doesn’t happen this time, the title Rock & Roll Is Dead might be more …

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Knut: Terraformer

Despite being close to celebrating a dozen years as a band, few folk on this side of the Atlantic (and probably not so many on the other) have heard of the name, let alone the band. I myself can’t exactly say I’ve been tracking Knut since their early demos, but …

by   |  11/09/2005  |  Comments Off on Knut: Terraformer

Thrice: Vheissu

Thrice have had an unusual development over the last few years; their debut Identity Crisis was indeed just that, 2002’s The Illusion Of Safety displayed some of their strongest material—a thrashy, technical, hardcore-influenced epic, and their most recent effort, The Artist In The Ambulance was a conceptual, but incompletely realized, …

by   |  10/19/2005  |  Comments Off on Thrice: Vheissu

Thelonious Monk Quartet: With John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall

Oh, to be hip in 1957. Nov. 29 at Carnegie Hall: on a bill with Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Sonny Rollins and more, a truly special collaboration occurred. To witness the meeting of the minds, Monk and Coltrane, is the forgotten trip of the wayback machine. A fantastic …

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Opeth: Ghost Reveries

The opening inset of the liner notes reads:“Ghost Reveries: an observation by Opeth.” I promptly fell over from the sheer pretentiousness— I want to see what Opeth are looking at. And woe that there is no greater title a weekly paper can provide than “Disc of the Week.”This …

by   |  08/31/2005  |  Comments Off on Opeth: Ghost Reveries

The Kings Of Frog Island: The Kings Of Frog Island

While the name alone would be enough to earn the Disc Of The Week title, as a bonus, the CD kicks ass. Anything on Elektrohasch Records, owned by Stefan Koglek of the awe-inspiring desert rock outfit Colour Haze, is more or less a safe bet, but The Kings Of Frog …

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