Underground Mondays: Different Days EP

Nothing makes me more upset than when someone claims to enjoy “everything”, but can’t enjoy the simple things in music. I mean, pop and radio rock is the least challenging form of music to listen to. I understand there are many acts that are pretty bad (Nickelback, Finger Eleven), but claim bands that garner aContinue reading “Underground Mondays: Different Days EP”

Tim Hecker – Virgins review

There’s already been a surprising amount of great electronic music released in 2013, and with the year wrapping up shortly, I’d like to bring up another release that stands out. Hailing from Vancouver, BC and taking his project to Montreal, Hecker has created a name for himself in the experimental music scene since his Imaginary Country releaseContinue reading “Tim Hecker – Virgins review”

Darkside – Psychic review

When a musician decides to form a group or duo after an exciting career, or even start a side project, it’s practically impossible to not compare it to the works they’ve done. We all thought of it when you read this. Whether it’s Dave Grohl in Foo Fighters, or Thom Yorke in Atoms for Peace,Continue reading “Darkside – Psychic review”

Touché Amoré – Is Survived By

There’s a psychological effect associated with heavier genres of music. Hearing aggressive, violent, and even disturbing noises isn’t as appealing as associating other senses with the same handful of adjectives. While listening to Touché Amoré’s new album, Is Survived By, my computer crashed on three separate occasions as soon as I began the album. Now many wouldContinue reading “Touché Amoré – Is Survived By”

Underground Mondays: James Parenti

There’s always a subtle bit of emotion that goes along with simplicity. It’s a mixture of being able to get lost in the music, or the concentration is transferred over to the body of music and it’s purpose. We subconsciously dissect music to fit our state of mind, making connections to either help us orContinue reading “Underground Mondays: James Parenti”

Underground Mondays: Urr – The Endless Riddles of Sky and Earth

When Dylan Carlson wrote the first notes to his defining album, Earth 2, for his band Earth, I wonder some days what was going through his mind. For anyone unaware, Earth 2 is arguably the heaviest, deepest, darkest guitar album ever written. It’s minimal and droning structure scares off listeners within seconds, and lucky for me IContinue reading “Underground Mondays: Urr – The Endless Riddles of Sky and Earth”

Underground Mondays: Place to Stand – Matt Tomlinson

It’s cold and rainy here in Vancouver, BC and there’s no surprises there. As a passionate member of my city, I’ve grown accustom to the frequency of rain and clouds, as the last time I saw a heavy snow storm was probably back in 2008. The weather is mild, and the seasons tend to blendContinue reading “Underground Mondays: Place to Stand – Matt Tomlinson”

Dallas Sutherland makes a comeback for folk

With folk music making a big comeback, it’s only fitting to include somebody who sets the genre apart. As a Canadian (Sorry to break the news), I take pride in my musicians. While I should have a bias for any act who’s from the great north, I find the best music is coming from theContinue reading “Dallas Sutherland makes a comeback for folk”