Month: November 2015

Mathias Grassow – Opus Posthumum

Only becoming familiar with Mathias Grassow’s work through his collaboration with Agalloch’s John Haughm, I felt it necessary to explore his solo work. The majority of his ambient drone releases clock in at a staggering three to 5 hours in length of consistently high quality. (more…)

Puscifer – Money Shot

The tiresome old cliché of not being able to judge a book by its cover holds true once more with Puscifer’s new album, Money Shot, and its ridiculous, yet humorous cover. Puscifer is the brainchild of Tool/A Perfect Circle vocalist Maynard James Keenan. To call Puscifer a mere side project would be an injustice as each album, including Money Shot, (more…)

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Riverside – Love, Fear and the Time Machine

For Riverside’s sixth full-length album, Love, Fear and the Time Machine, vocalist, bass player, and principal songwriter Mariusz Duda attempted to impose upon himself a sense of midlife crisis in order to better craft the “story” he had in mind for this album. As such, Love, Fear and the Time Machine begins with a character that is initially lost, gradually reminiscing over love and fear in both the past and the future, who eventually finds himself by the end. (more…)

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