Break in to the Other End of the Cosmos

BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa/Alan Courtis Golden Circle Afternoon Editions Mego, 2014 Review by Kent Manthie Here we have this new album, Golden Circle Afternoon, recorded by the trio of BJ Nilsen, Stilluppsteypa and Alan Courtis. The theme of Golden Circle Afternoon is one of traveling. Think of the two 23 minute-or-so songs on the album […]

Come in and Look Around, You’ll Find What You’re Looking For

Wampire Bazaar Polyvinyl Records, 2014 Reviewed by Kent Manthie                   Brand new music! The new Wampire album, Bazaar, hits the streets today, October 7th, 2014, on Chicago’s Polyvinyl Records, one of my favorite independent labels. They’re the home of Joan of Arc, Owen, of Montreal, American Football, Xiu Xiu, Aloha and many more. Now the truth […]

Beautiful Island of Mystery

Deerhoof La Isla Bonita Polyvinyl Records, 2014 Review by Kent Manthie A great new release, out now, that you should take a little while and give a listen to is La Isla Bonita, the new CD San Francisco’s Deerhoof. It is a powerful sounding album, full of great pomp, yet done with their typical understated, […]

Uses for Insects and Magnetic Fields

Chvad SB Crickets Were the Compass Silber Media, 2014 Review by Kent Manthie                                                                    Out now, on the Silber Media label, run by Brian Silber, Chvad SB’s newest disc is Crickets Were the Compass, the third album he’s put out under his own moniker, as opposed to the various projects with which he’s been involved since […]