On-Air Next @ Radio 1190!
November 5, 2013
By Sam Goldner
Halloween has come and gone yet again, meaning it’s only a few more merciful weeks until Thanksgiving, and then it’s practically Christmas! Look forward to some excellent holiday specials in the coming weeks, as well as some excellent additions to rotation this week.
Following her acclaimed debut Quarantine with another boundary-pushing electronic work, Laurel Halo proves once again that she is a voice to be reckoned with on Chance of Rain. Incorporating icy, minimal electronics with lush, expansive synthesizer sounds, Chance of Rain is a high caliber work of electronica that rewards more and more with each listen.
DJ Rashad’s new album Double Cup is a nonstop piece of footwork frenzy, and a superb album for those interested in delving deeper into Chicago’s beat scene. The perfect mix of old-school turntablism and breakbeat-level detail, Double Cup is an unstoppably upbeat record for those who respect the art of the disc jockey.
It’s been a fruitful year for pulling those on the fence about metal onto the dark side, and Russian Circles’s new album Memorial is yet another work that uses the template of metal to push off into new genre territory. Building epic, Floydian suites out of black metal tremolos and thundering drums, Memorial is another unclassifiable record from Chicago’s preeminent experimental metal act.
Other additions include:
The Meets – It Happens Outside
Juana Molina – W E D 2 1
Sara Savery – The Diver
Originally published at The Colorado Daily.
From the very beginning, coming out of it’s earliest roots as ritual African music that developed into slave spirituals and religious hymns, which then developed into blues and ragtime; all the way up to the avant-garde and free jazz work that came out of the late 50s and early 60s from the likes of Pharoah […]
There’s not an abundance of information out there available for Kyle Thomas. What is known is that he hails from Vermont, formerly played in a stoner-metal band called Witch, and places a wistful emphasis on the long-dead rock and roll of the era spanning from 1970 to the mid 1980’s. Since his departure from Witch, […]
Mike Hadreas has never been one afraid to provoke – anyone familiar with his music videos will know this. His music has always had a bare quality to it, but in a subtle, voyeuristic sort of way, as if he’s allowing us to peak a glimpse at some portion of his true self for a […]
The Shape of Things to Come, the ambitiously titled short documentary on Nick Zammuto and his band provides an intimate look at both his creative process as an artist and his intimate home life away from music. In one scene we see Nick carefully measure and then cut divots into the center of an old […]
The new Spoon album sounds like old Spoon, which, depending on the person, is a good thing or a bad thing. They Want My Soul starts off with catchy guitar riffs that make you nod your head and dance, like old Spoon, but doesn’t go much further from there. The first song Rent I Pay, also the first single released […]