Okay, I know it's only mid-October, but it's been a fairly cool year for music thus far, so I'm going to try and get a head start on a top five/ten albums list for the end of the year. I haven't done one in a while, and I really don't buy as much new music as I … Continue reading Album of the Year 2014 Longlist
I have been trying, and failing, to write song-based music for a while, more seriously in the past few months. Aside from not having the time, energy or talent to make much of it, I keep falling back on that old Objective Strategy, honour thy mistake as hidden intention. Well, I wouldn't say I honour my mistakes exactly, nor pass … Continue reading Chattanooga
It's the long-awaited return of my Five Songs series! "Your what series?" you might ask. My Five Songs series, in which I pick five songs within a rough theme that I choose based on a whim. It's fun and you can hear some cool songs if you're interested. This time, the theme is songs about sleep in some … Continue reading Five Songs about Sleep
Here's an EP of noise I made. Do you like noise? Pretty noise? Ugly noise? Null has all sorts of noise in it. Try it, you might hate it and want to punch me in the face.
Okay, so I love the National. No need to look at me like that. I know it's weird to like a band who play songs that you can legitimately call songs. I know it's pretty out there to like a band that puts out records of 11-13 tracks, each around 4 minutes in length, all … Continue reading The National – Trouble Will Find Me
A year or so after I made The Devyllfysh I was working on a bunch of stuff with my friend Murray called Project KKK. I don't really remember what Project KKK was supposed to be, but it involved me recording, cutting up and pasting weird semi-musical collages for some purpose or other. At some point … Continue reading Sonic Horridness
Way back in my high school years, circa late 2001, I got into prog rock. I became rather enamoured by the likes of Rick Wakeman, Keith Emerson, Rick Wright and the much underrated David Sinclair, and the way keyboards could be used as a lead instrument in music. I also became fascinated by the idea … Continue reading The Devyllfysh
The Grimmrobe Demos (1999) First full listen. I'm kicking this endurance run off with their début release, The Grimmrobe Demos. Start at the beginning they say. And so, I am. There are a lot of bands who take a few albums to really get into what it is that they do. Not so with Sunn … Continue reading Sunn O))) Endurance Runn O))): Part 1
Announcement of an ongoing series, in which I listen to the catalogue of Sunn O))).
I listen to a lot of music. Some of it is what I think a lot of people would consider "normal", while some of it is what I think that same group of people would probably consider "weird" for one reason or another. Whether it's because it's atonal, really long, built on repetition of short … Continue reading Why I Like “Weird” Music