I Don’t Always Listen To Metal

https://youtu.be/SXcdG4lKLtg But when I do, I listen to The Body (and a few other bands tbh). Beyond the energy and the delicious wall of sound, The Body is constantly incorporating new styles. Their latest release is Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light, a collaboration with Full of Hell. Release date is November 17, and you … Continue reading I Don’t Always Listen To Metal


Best Recordings 2013

This is a special list, the most personal and subjective: the recordings that give me the deepest, most immediate, most enduring and most intuitive pleasure this year. Intuitive is the key -- my response to them was unthinking and powerful. Consider it the best of the best, and if you trust Dave Mandl's remark that … Continue reading Best Recordings 2013

Playlist, The Good Stuff

Records in heavy rotation the past week, simply because they are awfully good and highly recommended: http://rcm-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=thbicibl-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=B00BUNQOLA Noah Preminger: Haymaker - this has been out since the spring, and the impression on first listen is that it's a solid but not particularly notable jazz group session. After catching a rousing live set from Preminger and … Continue reading Playlist, The Good Stuff