Here, Run With It

Matthew Conley Help Yourself EP Self-Released Review by Kent Manthie Just out is the self-released debut by Matthew Conley, Help Yourself.  It’s a five-song EP that is filled with instrumental, electronic, atmospheric tunes that seamlessly go from one track to the next. It’s a hypnotic delight.  Conley has great talent.  This is a self-made EP that […]

Thanks For The Great Times

I woke up today and got on the web to check out what’s going on, etc. and one of the 1st things I saw was that Lou Reed just died. Lou had liver disease and about a year ago he underwent a liver transplant.  After the transplant Reed did all right – for a while. […]

A Blissful Tide

Lonnie Holley Keeping a Record of it Dust-to-Digital Music Review by Kent Manthie Here’s one that needs to get into your music collection: the just-released follow-up to Holley’s debut, Just Before Music. Keeping a Record of it features tracks recorded in 2006, 2010 and 2011. Cole Alexander, from the Black Lips and Bradford Cox of […]

L’Age D’or

Woodkid Golden Age Green United Music Review by Kent Manthie Here is something worth sitting up and paying attention to: Woodkid, the nom de plume of Lyon-born Yoann Lemoine. Born in 1983 in the Southern France town of Lyon, Lemoine was always a precocious, artistic kid. He eventually attended the Emile Cohl School, where he […]

Lost in Space -YEA!!!

  Celestial Shore 10x Stereogum Records Review by Kent Manthie This great, psychedelic noise & sludge-fest, 10x, by Celestial Shore is a diverse work of a few different milieux, But, in the end, the result is like a mighty tasty cocktail – one with quite a kick to it! The great work that has glued […]

The Hole With No End

Bottomless Pit Shade Perennial Comedy Minus One Records Review by Kent Manthie What can I say? These guys ROCK. Bottomless Pit’s latest work is being released on vinyl, but with a CD version for you people who, in a twist – 30 years ago most people still had turntables and CD players were less ubiquitous […]

Where My Bay-bay lives…

Boardwalk Boardwalk Stones Throw Records, 2013 Review by Kent Manthie From the moment I started listening to this debut CD by Los Angeles duo Boardwalk, an eponymously titled affair, I was filled with visions of mellow, angelic, ethereal and, at times, melancholy images in my mind. Not unlike the dreamy pop of acts like Mazzy […]