Monthly archive May, 2012
Noah Gundersen - Family

Noah Gundersen – Family

Noah Gundersen’s Family was a difficult EP to break into.  For the first few listens, I remained outside of the album, a passenger along for the ride, incapable of understanding its true message.  But its intriguing complexity kept bringing me back.  While I can attribute its magnetism to some combination of confident song writing, soaring...
Kishi Bashi - 151a

Kishi Bashi – 151a

Kishi Bashi creates some seriously eccentric music.  Reminiscent of a multitude of acts out there in the indie-sphere, this solo musician has made an immense impression on me with 151a. You’ll undoubtedly hear some comparisons to The Shins and Animal Collective when researching his music, but I’m going to go out on a limb here...
Lisa LeBlanc - Lisa LeBlanc

Lisa LeBlanc – Lisa LeBlanc

No, I have no idea what she’s singing about.  Sure, I can glean a few details here and there throughout the album, but my unparalleled powers of deduction have determined that Lisa LeBlanc doesn’t need to be understood to be enjoyed.  So much attention is paid to whether lyrics stand out, but since the (majority...
Cast Spells - Bright Works and Baton

Cast Spells – Bright Works and Baton

Dave Davidson, frontman of one of the most eccentrically addictive musical acts of the decade, released his creative juices full-bore on the first EP of his solo project Bright Works and Baton.  At the time, Maps and Atlases had only released a couple of EPs, likely on their way to recording the impeccable Perch Patchwork. ...
Søren Andreasen - Barefoot Memories

Søren Andreasen – Barefoot Memories

The intro to Barefoot Memories serves as a warm welcome to a thought-provoking journey through Søren Andreasen‘s musical mind.  It conjures visions of times past, layering subtle string arrangements over electronic percussion and haunting female vocals.  Over the course of the seven-song cerebral expedition, Barefoot Memories cleverly blends some glitchy, ambient beats with Søren’s trademark...