Andrew Bernstein – An Exploded View of Time
To the neophyte, a simple saxophone can hardly stand on its own, musically speaking. To the virtuoso, however, nothing is out of reach for that metal cylindre. To the beholder, only beauty can be found.
Doom Shrugs – The Clairolfactant and the Flatulent Ghost
With its dissonances, rhythmic caprices, and overall eccentric character you can already appreciate the unique fragrance of the group.
Five Pound Pocket Universe – Brain Bubble Party
There are very few musical territories left untouched by the quill of Michel and Five Pound Pocket Universe. And yet, despite the range of ideas touched upon and barely exploited—it’s more like taking a sip from every freshwater source than drilling one until it’s dry—it never sounds stale or shallow.
Vak – Budo
Surprises, evocative harmonic and melodic choices, and rhythmic complexities… Vak achieves them all quite convincingly and in a most enjoyable manner on Budo. No fan of progressive rock or avant-prog should leave this release behind.