Review: Damien Jurado — ‘The Horizon Just Laughed’

After more than a dozen great to brilliant albums, Jurado effortlessly notches the wood with another grand statement. Ponder the achievement. Damien Jurado earned his keep long ago. He’s part of a small list of songwriters in their third decade making powerful art and with Horizon’s sound and lyrical architecture, climbing in familiar yet clean-slated ways, the view is revelatory and confirming.

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Review: Keiji Haino & SUMAC — ‘American Dollar Bill – Keep Facing Sideways, You’re Too Hideous To Look At Face On’

The imperial colors on American Dollar Bill wield a ferocious appeal amid Jackson Pollock-like dripisms. Keiji Haino & SUMAC apply thick and hairline brushstrokes over a stately red font on both cover and record. Their canvas is a blend of extreme unpredictability streaked with intentionally disorienting compositions.

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