Mantler – Monody

With his habit for dabbling with different genres, Canadian musician Chris A. Cummings, known as Mantler, is always looking to mix things up and stylistically shifts from album to album. So with Monody he has put together an album of mellow soul that drifts calmly underneath his warm, wispy vocals. The music has a crisp quality, characterised … [Read more...]

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone – Advance Base Battery Life

As the name implies, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone work in a foundation of minimalist, electronic keyboard patterns and sounds with darkly satirical lyrics, often delivered in a deadpan manner. Advance Base Battery Life is a compilation of pieces recorded between 2004 and 2007, only two of which have previously appeared on CD, from electronic … [Read more...]