Review: Heavy metals: Foo Fighters “Concrete and Gold”

Which brings us to what seems to be the album’s central themes: depression and disappointment. It’s an album of gloom and doom, without a single uplifting sentiment, which would seem to make it the perfect record to listen to as the greenery of the world goes into hibernation and we head into the sterile chill of winter.

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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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