Enough Presents…

M-Pex & Makrox Volukta Enough Records, 2012 Review by Kent Manthie   This new release by M-Pex & Makrox, Volukta is a really special treat.  Not only is it available for free via http://www.archive.org, but it’s a great listen.  It’s billed as “Electronic” but there’s more to it than that:  there’s some primo acoustic guitar […]

You’re Home…

Mike Strain Your Heart is Your Home Wherever You Go Self-Released Review by Kent Manthie It’s been a pleasure to listen to Mike Strain’s latest self-released EP, Your Heart is Your Home Wherever You Go; a breath of fresh air, Strain has a very steady, self-assured and just great way of writing lyrics. His are […]

Curiosity Killed the Cat??

Wampire Curiosity Polyvinyl Records, 2013 Reviewed by Kent Manthie   After many years playing in their rooms and basements, then becoming darlings of the local, Portland (OR) house-party circuit, Wampire have finally come into their own. Just released is Curiosity, their first full-length CD for Polyvinyl Records. Starting up back in 2001, in their hometown […]