Artists-on-Albums: AOA # 7 (Mark Lesseraux on the “Ambient Paradox” with a Review of Avec Laudenum)

Mark Lesseraux on… "The Ambient Paradox" with Stars of the Lid’s Avec Laudenum (Sub Rosa, 1999/Kranky, 2002) In the early 1970s music critic Richard Williams wrote a now infamous review of a John Lennon and Yoko Ono album. The lion’s share of the piece focused on the “experimental” side two of the record. What Williams was not aware … [Read more...]

Sleep Whale – Little Brite EP

Melding together the disparaging worlds of electronic and acoustic music is not a task easily assumed. Many times, a disproportionate amount of either one will result in some sort of New Age drivel that's better left on the shelf of your local Hallmark store. Thankfully, the post-rock underpinnings of Denton, TX-based Sleep Whale are far removed … [Read more...]