Various Artists – Psych For Sore Eyes 2

It’s been a richly productive and transformative year for Sonic Cathedral.  No longer just an ostensible outpost for those who never forgave Ride for Carnival Of Light or those that kept the faith to enable this year’s Slowdive reunion, the label has broadened its horizons to take in the self-rejuvenating solo works of Luna’s Dean Wareham, the … [Read more...]

Blank Realm – Go Easy

Although Brisbane’s Blank Realm have been releasing music since around 2007, Go Easy is the Australian quartet’s first widely available album.  After years of limited vinyl, CDR and cassette affairs for the likes of Not Not Fun, Music Your Mind Will Love You and Bedroom Suck Records, the foursome has finally found a label to push them into the … [Read more...]

Circa Survive – Appendage EP

Nowadays 15 minutes of fame seems to be a goal, rather than actually possessing an iota of talent. Unfortunately we live in a world where artisan-ship and appreciation of craft has been replaced by over manufactured products, which bring little or no talent to the table. In essence, we are in a constant state of being hoodwinked into believing that … [Read more...]

The Mars Volta – Octahedron

When El Paso buddies Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez dismantled the increasingly successful At The Drive In in 2001 to form the Mars Volta, it touched off what would become a firestorm of activity for their new project. By embracing a robust yet nebulous form of musical experimentalism and eschewing nearly all precepts for mainstream … [Read more...]