avant garde

Album Review: Jarboe’s Illusory
March 22, 2020

Album Review: Jarboe’s Illusory

I don’t remember what year or venue it was, but I cannot forget my first and to date only face-to-face encounter with Jarboe when she…

Album Review: Bornwithhair’s Radical Moon
February 8, 2020

Album Review: Bornwithhair’s Radical Moon

By Nikita Alekseyevich Khrenov The best thing about music is the level of freedom the artist has to experiment with harmony and structure, allowing them to…

Album Review: Capricorn by Cortége
October 8, 2019

Album Review: Capricorn by Cortége

By Nikita Alekseyevich Khrenov On their September  2019 album Capricorn, experimental Texas duo Cortége uses a vast array of sounds and instrumentation to explore the trials…

Listening Lately: Laster and Blind Scryer
March 16, 2019

Listening Lately: Laster and Blind Scryer

The ol’ inbox has provided quite a variety this month.  First up, we have Dutch avant garde/post black metal band Laster.  They’re releasing a new…