Golden Voiced Interpretations

David Wakeling Well Imagine That Self-Released, 2014 Review by Kent Manthie                                                                    David Wakeling is back. Just out is his latest CD, entitled Well Imagine That, a CD that features 10 songs from a variety of artists, reinterpreted by Wakeling, including such notables as Todd Rundgren, Jackson Browne, Tom Waits, Nik Kershaw and Kenny Rankin, to […]

Enter the Cavern at Your Own Risk!!

Denial of Service Totentanz (Official Bootleg), 2014 Review by Kent Manthie                                                                       Totentanz (Official Bootleg) is the latest live album from Thessaloniki, Greece’s Denial of Service. Denial of Service is a no-nonsense industrial-type outfit which features somewhat dark, mysterious and sometimes ominous soundscapes that are layered and textured with various shades of black. I just came […]

An Ethereal Reel

Mike Strain Let’s Dance Around Like Angels for the Neighbors Down Below Ohana Media, 2014 Review by Kent Manthie                                                                                                       The latest, full-length album from Mike Strain, native of western Massachusetts and current resident of Atlanta, GA, Let’s Dance Around Like Angels for the Neighbors Down Below is an interesting display of development. I remember Mike […]

Master Blaster

Azureflux Mean Machine Enough Records, 2014 Review by Kent Manthie                   The latest release from Azureflux, Mean Machine, is a 5-song EP, which starts off with the intense, frenetic, epileptic “Wizard House”, goes next, right into “Graveyard Shift”, “Beastmode”, “Reckless” and finally, the last cut is actually Azureflux’s remix of The Prodigy’s “Wake the Fuck Up”. […]

Things to do on a Sunny Day

The Lost Patrol Chasing Shadows Self-Released, 2014 Review by Kent Manthie The latest CD from NYC’s The Lost Patrol, Chasing Shadows, is a mesmerizing, dreamlike, silky package, with brilliant, textured layers that ooze out a kind of “noir-pop”. With each new release they seem to be reaching higher into the atmosphere for their music. Lead […]

Ship to Shore Sham(an)

Jared C. Balogh I am the Ship//I am the Sham Nowaki Recordings, 2014 Review by Kent Manthie                                                       If you’re paying attention so far, you’ll have noticed that I recently posted a review for the new EP by Aniqatia, entitled Erratics. This is a band that features the extraordinary guitar work and songwriting/improv genius of […]