music that doesn't exist

Rajwara / Baseball's Golden Age

discovered by hq

»This is the worst kind of nerd rock, where the band are real nerds and not well-groomed men in beards and trendy glasses. "Baseball..." is a concept album, its title a painfully obvious metaphor, apparently about a game the lead vocalist played at age 11, with lyrics in the leaden writing of Gary Gygax. It is not improved by rhyme. I recommend this album to anyone who thinks the dragon on the cover looks ›bitchin'‹, or to those who own a ›Monster Guide‹. Our readers, however, had better look elsewhere.« ---Cf

"If there had been at least a whiff of irony about the thing, it would have been something to celebrate." ---hq

Foul Line / Norlina, North Carolina

discovered by hq

»Foul Line's latest EP delicately evokes a bucolic past North Carolina, a half-envisioned prehistoric period sketched out in the most cautious of electric drums and violins. The cover of Eruption illustrates the ancient mood of the undisturbed forests with pristine intensity.« ---Cf

Bert Ordmond / Blockaderunner

discovered by hq

"Bert Ordmond does it again with Blockaderunner, revitalizing post-Industrial drone with a versatile toolbox of soundscapes." ---rc

»The thrilling 500bpm title track is a pulse-pounding, heart-attacking anthem to speeding ahead that I predict will be this summer's favorite driving track and primary cause of traffic deaths. The fragile violins were not what I expected.« ---Cf

World Birding Center / Illuminating The Fog That Surrounds Us

discovered by rc

3 Ninjas / (∞,1)-category

discovered by hq

"3 Ninjas' use of post-rap while at the same time drawing from such contemporaries as Dirty Projectors and Her Sleepy Holiday allow them a certain reflexiveness and agility to their sound." ---GA

»For once, a band name that's meaningful! 3 Ninjas' debut album is both shadowy and agile, a dusky sheet of thudding noise laid over deft unrap and nuscreaming. It's a shame there are four band members. My favorite track on the album is Spiderous Husk, three minutes of the bassist's girlish shrieking recorded without his knowledge when he woke up with a tarantula on his leg set to a backbeat as infectious as the bite of the Brown Recluse. I did not equally enjoy the seven-part "Turning Into A Lion And Then Back Again" suite, which I found gauche, jejune and other words I found in the dictionary.« ---Cf

RUNX1 / than Heaven on Earth

discovered by rc

Paul Farbrace / stream = island

discovered by rc

Edward Scofield / although none gives an answer

discovered by rc

Burgate / Man For All Seasons

discovered by rc