The Persistence of Temperature

Thorn1 The Light of Random Star Silber Media, 2014 Review by Kent Manthie                                                                                          I recently received the latest email from the Silber Media mailing list for “press” people (I guess I can call myself “press” – I’ve gotten into a lot of shows as a “press” person & have received many promo CDs, not even […]

Curious Mental Disorders

These Curious Thoughts Inventing Dr. Sutherland and His Traveling Hospital                      Viaduct Records, 2014 Review by Kent Manthie    The new album by These Curious Thoughts is now out and available for your listening pleasure. Inventing Dr. Sutherland and His Traveling Hospital is a real gem. TCT is made up of two collaborators: Jim Radford and […]

Siddhartha meets Nietzsche

Kye Alfred Hillig The Buddhist Self-Released, 2014 Reviewed by Kent Manthie This is the second review that I’ve written for Mr. Hillig. The first one was for an album he did a year or so ago, entitled, Real Snow. Kye has just released his latest, The Buddhist, another DIY project that he is out promoting […]

Get “LOST” – and Stay There!

The Rentals Lost in Alphaville Polyvinyl Records, 2014 Review by Kent Manthie                                                        About 23 or so years ago, Matt Sharp co-founded the “math-rock” cult wave called Weezer. Things were going well after the success of their debut album, which would turn out to be one of three self-titled albums, each tinted with a different background […]