Short Takes on 4 Albums

Composer, producer, and Bedroom Community label head Valgeir Sigurðsson’s second proper release is a soundtrack for Draumalandið, a documentary focusing on the problems that come with being a natural resource rich country – namely corporate industrialization and loss of local control - and the attendant environmental and civic mismanagement that … [Read more...]

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – White Lunar

With a shared connection to Australian melancholy and melodrama (as well as being susceptible to ill-advised facial hair and drug-addiction) it was perhaps inevitable that Dirty Three lynchpin Warren Ellis would eventually become Nick Cave’s (red) right hand man, especially when veteran Bad Seeds Mick Harvey and Blixa Bargeld quit their chief … [Read more...]

Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra – Take Off!

It's true, that if someone states they have heard a band like Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra before, they are clearly lying. Maybe they've heard the snazzy jazz that is found on here, or maybe they're familiar with the neo-classical leanings they've fashioned, or maybe they've even heard the movie and TV style soundtracks but all together? Doubt … [Read more...]