Black Baptista – Thread the Needle

Anyone entrenched in the prog-rock leanings of anomalous guitar player Omar Rodriguez Lopez is also aware that the man is as antsy as he is ingenious.  For more than a decade now, the Mars Volta guitarist has been spinning out album after album of flabbergasting rock and roll, sometimes at a rate so expeditious that the releases themselves become … [Read more...]

The Readers – Reviver EP

The cover art that accompanies the latest collection of new music from Los Angeles based guitar virtuoso Bryan Baker gives more than a hint of what the listener can expect from this latest foray into the avant-garde. Like the image that represents it, these compositions sound like slabs of cool steel flecked with an icy frost; everything on this … [Read more...]