Category Archives: avant garde

Mark Deutrom – “The Silent Treatment”

Reviewing re-issues isn’t something I do very often. One reason to take a look at the debut album “The Silent Treatment” from ex-Melvins bassist Mark Deutrom is that I love (the) Melvins. Granted they go thru bassists like Spinal Tap … Continue reading

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Diablo Swing Orchestra – “Pacifisticuffs”

The line between clever and cheesy is a narrow one. There are bands like Therion who (for whatever reason) walk that line every single release and never seem to fuck up. I love Therion which might surprise some. Then there’s … Continue reading

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A Special Conversation with Hamlet of Transport Aerian on his new album “Therianthrope”

I’ve had a very interesting friendship with Hamlet of Transport Aerian. I’ve definitely not loved his music all the time but I am always honest with him and he is quite the same in return. He asked me to take … Continue reading

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Wingfield Reuter Sirkis – “Lighthouse”

Somewhere between the frightening world of improvisation and the comforting sea of structured prog stands the “Lighthouse.” This thrilling hour of music was generated by the trio of guitarist Mark Wingfield, drummer Asaf Sirkis and touch guitar genius Markus Reuter. … Continue reading

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Subterranean Masquerade – “Vagabond”

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” That’s a phrase that comes to mind when it comes to the new album by Subterranean Masquerade called “Vagabond.” Also I would say it’s “more of the same” from them which in this … Continue reading

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Vulture Industries – “Stranger Times”

“Stranger Times” by Vulture Industries is less stranger than their last album “The Tower.” And that’s actually great! What I mean is that, they still sound weird at times (which is awesome) but on “Stranger Times,” the band don’t let … Continue reading

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