Avant-garde for the masses! Can it be done? If it’s up to Horse Lords, the answer will be a resounding ‘yes’. Continue reading
Tag Archives: free jazz
Thurston Moore – By The Fire
We saw some raving reviews lately about a 62 year old who made a new record. And as you might know by now… when old people release music, we at Sounds from the Dark Side eventually also folk to the sidelines for our own critical appraisal. Continue reading
OOIOO – nijimusi
Oh oh, eye, eye oh, oh… eye oh oh oh, oh… no, that’s not right, sorry. Oh ooh eye oh oh. Wait a minute, let’s start over. Oh oh oh oh eye oh oh. Shit!! Continue reading
The Necks – Unfold
“Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” Oh right…, I am not really referring to the court of justice from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland here. The quote stands for how to approach the latest work of The Necks which sooner or later will take to Wonderland. Are you ready to jump into the rabbit hole? Continue reading
[Live review] PJ Harvey – Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam
Hi there! If you have been following us around lately you might remember that PJ Harvey most recent record got a mixed review here. It’s not that we don’t like Polly Jean anymore, on the contrary, we still think she is one of the best singer-songwriters around and couldn’t be happier she touched down in Amsterdam yesterday.
Sounds from the Dark Side top albums of 2016 (until now)
As you might have guessed last solstice was reason enough for us to draw up a list with our best albums of 2016 until this day. Here goes! Continue reading
The Heliocentrics – From The Deep
Following the spacy film score to The Last Transmission (2014) The Heliocentrics decided to pick up where they left us in 2013 with 13 Degrees of Reality and with that I mean releasing work solely under their own name. Although the jazz-funk collective usually collaborates with others they are also very capable to push the musical boundaries forward themselves. If you take out all collaborations, From The Deep their third album and as you’ve might have guessed, again is of a sun swallowing nature.