Helado Negro – Canta Lechuza

For musician Roberto Carlos Lange, music has now taken many different forms. Also combining music as Epstein, Lange has now delved back into Helado Negro’s nervy, worldly touch. On Canta Lechuza – which directly translates to ‘sing owl’ – Lange fuses the sounds that he grew up with, along the support of electronic beats and synth rhythms. Often … [Read more...]

Liz Janes – Say Goodbye

With a career that has spanned more than ten years, Liz Janes still sounds determinedly visceral with her music on Say Goodbye. Most of the time, one should be able to gather everything intended by purely listening to the music. While that would be the ideal situation, outside forces creep in and influence our overall judgment. But Janes has taken … [Read more...]

Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz

In many ways, it’s as if everything was planned for this kind of moment. For so many years people flocked the web and internet with supposed official news that Sufjan Stevens was never to make music anymore. He merely contributed stunning work for The National and for the Dark Was the Night compilation, while making time to write a documentary and … [Read more...]

Half-Handed Cloud – As Stowaways In Cabinets of Surf, We Live-Out In Our Members a Kind of Rebirth

With his fifth album as Half-Handed Cloud, John Ringhofer seems to know his way around Sufjan Stevens territory quite well. Like his fellow label-mate, Ringhofer explores the caverns of whimsical pop by tying in grand gestures of unique orchestration. While each musician seems to take the lighter sides of life, Ringhofer focuses on creating … [Read more...]

Sufjan Stevens – All Delighted People EP

The opening moments of new music from Sufjan Stevens is an angelic choir of singers, backdropping the singer-songwriter’s instantly intimate voice. It’s a beautiful way to begin any kind of album, but for something that’s about the apocalypse and “letting go of decisions that I made,” there is no better way to start. After five long years that … [Read more...]

Rafter – Animal Feelings

So much has been said about the seriousness of music that we often forget to just have a good time with it. Purists argue that music should be carefully left alone and not tainted in any possible way, while others combat that music should be an expression of whatever you’re feeling and allowing it to run its own course is far more important. … [Read more...]

Epstein – When Man is Full He Falls Asleep

The story of how Roberto Carlos Lange came to be Epstein is a rather easy one to detail. He started off making music and was influenced by otherworldly sounds on one side and by hip-hop masterminds on the other. Similarly, he began a side project as a duo and was still, on his own, putting out albums under this Epstein moniker. And while he ate up … [Read more...]

Interview with David “Moose” Adamson of Jookabox

Following the release of their latest triumph, Dead Zone Boys, David “Moose” Adamson – the grand Grampall of Jookabox – took time out of his busy schedule to catch up with Delusions of Adequacy’s Bryan Sanchez. And even when they’re on their way to Brooklyn for another terrific show, Adamson sounds bubbly, energetic and raucously … [Read more...]

Jookabox – Dead Zone Boys

Depending on where you live, you may or not have gone through some hard obstacles in your life. Sure, we all deal with situations that bring upon feelings of anxiety, anger and animosity but what if you lived in an area where racism, violence and hatred spread like wildfire? I’ve dealt with some of these issues through different instances in my … [Read more...]

Sufjan Stevens – The BQE

When you’re dealing with someone as enigmatic and prolific as Sufjan Stevens, the bar’s always going to be significantly raised. The man’s responsible for some of the decade’s finest music; it feels like he’s been bordering on the “genius” tag for quite some time now. Sadly, he’s taken a few steps back from music and has been quoted in many … [Read more...]