Review: Benoît Pioulard – ‘Lignin Poise’

One of Meluch’s more pronounced gifts is collaging seemingly simplistic tones and sounds in ways that feel as complex as the caterpillar to butterfly. Lignin Poise poignantly parallels nature and simply being present in the small moments. Its no wonder Meluch packages his records with a Polaroid and/or found object; he’s reminding us beauty is readily available.

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Review: Touch Test – ‘Touch Test’

Expansive, yet accessible, Touch Test personally places a variety of musical touchstones without succumbing to genre pasting. Kapp offers an inspired collection of songs, zeroing in as an unhurried sound sculptor. His deviation between songs feels like an intentional assessment between sounds and transitions, yet his touch remains guiding and felt.

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Review: Guantanamo Baywatch – ‘Desert Center’

A sure winner to throw a party with, Guantanamo Baywatch continues to work in a favorably, spacious rock ’n’ roll medium that showcases their musical curiosities as well as their expertise. Desert Center is a meticulously recorded nine-song batch (plus two strangely comical interludes) that carries enough brouhaha to link their early homespun aesthetic and where they really excel: on stage.

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