Tool’s Fear Inoculum is taking over the number one positions on digital charts as we speak. Thus, upsetting “the Taylor Swift army” around the globe. WTF? Well, this leaves us no choice but to weigh in.
For one or other reason the music year almost always starts slow for me. The albums I find interesting mostly start releasing from early spring on. That does not mean there is nothing brought out at the moment that matches my standards. Luckily Nils Frahm released his seventh solo album, All Melody, last month and it’s full of signature compositions that serve as an excellent backdrop to those first grey weeks of the year.
Earlier this year I briefly mentioned Jameszoo’s naive, computer jazz record Fool but never got to opportunity to give it a proper review. Nicely enough you’re in luck today, so get ready for a treat. Continue reading →
In 2013 Modest Mouse disappointingly cancelled their entire European tour to continue working on their new album which we today know by the title of Strangers to Ourselves. The album did compensate for the band’s absence yet a live appearance to come along with that would truly make up for past events. During their current North-American promotional tour Modest Mouse also made room for a three week ‘make up visit’ to Europe. Last friday it was the turn for the Dutch to re-embrace Brock et al in an overheated and Tour de France-minded Utrecht.