Published Jul 21, 2009You may have had a case of the Mondays yesterday, but does Tuesday have you down in the doldrums too? Well get ready, because Exclaim! has your weekly dose of new CD reviews, and it's set to turn that frown upside down.
This week, we highly recommend you check out the remastered solo release from post-krautrock electronic artist Riechmann. The underrated German cut his teeth in the '70s working with such legends as Neu's Michael Rother and Kraftwerk's Wolfgang Flühr, and as we say in our review, "Riechmann's Wunderbar still sounds poignantly on the mark 30 years after its original release."
For more electronic stimulation, take a gander at the latest collaborative effort from Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto, who tried their hand at working with a full-on live orchestra.
Exclaim! also encourages you check out the new album from Danish post-rock outfit Efterklang, which echoes of Godspeed!, Sigur Rós and, um, the Beach Boys.
Long-running indie rockers Wheat have toned down their experimental side once again on their latest release White Ink, Black Ink, and the self-titled debut from New York's Silk Flowers does Ian Curtis proud.
A plethora of songs packed full of pop culture references can be found on the debut from Halifax-based the Got to Get Got. And be sure to pop in to see the magical talents of Blue Roses and the latest from San Francisco's Skygreen Leopards, which shows that a little more manpower can have a great effect on the writing process.
Is that case of the Mondays still seeping into the rest of the week? Check out our Recently Reviewed section for more of fresh album reviews, as well as our New and Forthcoming Release Dates.