Antietam – Intimations Of Immortality

A lot has changed in the world since Antietam last put out an album in 2011.  Yet like close comrades Eleventh Dream Day, the continued existence of the group - which originally formed way back in 1984 - is a source of comfort and a good example of sustainable longevity.  Also like the part-time EDD, latter-day ‘whenever it’s ready’ release … [Read more...]

Half Japanese – Volume 3: 1990-1995

With the still-fresh Volume 2: 1987-1989 set, Fire bottled-up three of the most accessible and distinctive Half Japanese albums (with associated archival off-cuts) for novices to find an easy way into the most sprawling branch of Jad Fair’s vast discography.  The newly-released Volume 3: 1990-1995 is a far gnarlier collection that takes a braver … [Read more...]