Cheese People – “Open My Eyes”

What starts out as a truly sad, forlorn bass line reminiscent of "Wandering Star" via Portishead, Russia's Cheese People are blazing a trail here on "Open My Eyes". Their self titled LP was released last year and I am ashamed to say that it took this long to reach me. Cibo Matto would piss themselves at all 12 tracks (13 are found on this LP, the … [Read more...]

Short Takes on Five More Releases

Ian Axel - I’m On to You EP Authentic Music Group New Jerseyite Ian Axel is only in his early twenties, but he has apparently been playing piano since he was a toddler - and it shows. His songs are sweet without being too terribly syrupy and they are always rooted in upbeat pop. Think Coldplay or Ben Folds. Though, when Ian sings a fairly … [Read more...]