Artists-On-Albums: AOA#1 (Owen Tromans on High Beams)

Owen Tromans on... Magic Lantern’s High Beams (Not Not Fun Records, 2009) For me the album is a sacred form, perhaps not for those who have grown up with iTunes and YouTube, but I feel that a great album is a mystical object, best enjoyed as a whole.  So much of my life is tied up with particular albums that their lyrics and sounds rattle … [Read more...]

Small Wonders #14

Rafael Anton Irisarri - Hopes and Past Desires 7" (Immune; 2009) Rafael Anton Irisarri, it turns out, is the man behind last year's excellent album by The Sight Below, Glider. Some may already be familiar with him via his solo album, Daydreaming, that was released on Miasmah. This is my first exposure to the music released under his own name … [Read more...]

Small Wonders #3

Aaron Dilloway - White Hair/Amputation 7" Bloodlust! (www.bloodlust.blogspot.com) Aaron Dilloway used to be in Wolf Eyes until 2005 when he departed to make noise on his own and was replaced by Hair Police's Mike Connelly. Since that time he's been busy with his label, Hanson, and releasing a slew of solo material. This 7" is one of the most … [Read more...]