Monthly archive August, 2012
Shipwrek - Journal

Shipwrek – Journal

Dramatic, gripping soundtracks aren’t reserved only for great films or video games. As Shipwrek‘s debut album teaches us, they can just as easily find a home in our everyday lives. Journal is just that, a log of events frozen in time and translated into music. The album began as a simple project used to chronicle...
Half Moon Run - Dark Eyes

Half Moon Run – Dark Eyes

Where Dark Eyes shines is in its darkest place. While not an ominous effort per se, Half Moon Run makes a strong argument for creating a serious, calculated record in today’s non-stop onslaught of regurgitated drivel. Throughout the album, the four-piece makes it clear that (in contrast to their relatively sparse Internet persona) they truly...
Bravestation - Giants & Dreamers

Bravestation – Giants & Dreamers

A lush, far-reaching soundscape introduces Bravestation’s Giants and Dreamers. Much like the cover art so accurately depicts, the opener washes away in a swath of tropical rhythms and huge, echoing vocals. Just as the context of the cover art sets up the theme of the album, its colors similarly hint at its genre. New wave...
Lost Lander - DRRT

Lost Lander – DRRT

Debut records are always a treat. Without the expectations associated with a previously released album, you really have nothing to compare it to. It’s par for the course, though, that this can have both positive and negative consequences. Positive, because if the album speaks for itself and has a sound all its own, it will...