Articles by Mark Anthony Brennan
The Cyrillic Typewriter
Water Over Glass
PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2018
The Cyrillic Typewriter is essentially composer Jason Zumpano, who provides most of the instrumentation, including synths and guitars, to t...
John Kameel Farah
Strands: Solo Piano Improvisations
PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2018
Improvisation is perhaps the purest expression of an artist's instincts. Absent any post-production, amendment or embellishment, the risk i...
The World Next Door
Long Con Turtle Stack
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017
The World Next Door is, in essence, a soundscape sculptor. The sound textures he creates on new LP Long Con Turtle Stack are always fresh,...
PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2017
The ever-prolific Lunar Lemur presents us with Gas Sculptures, his second full release this year alone. The "sculptures" in this collection...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017
Those unfamiliar with her work might assume, listening to her new album Stranger, that Joanne Pollock is a folk singer that is just now exp...
Dixie's Death Pool
Twilight, Sound Mountain
PUBLISHED May 24, 2017
It's always fascinating when an experimental sound is couched in a more standard song format: Which formulas are going to be followed, and...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2017
Peregrine Falls are comparable to great guitar/drums power duos such as Death From Above 1979 or the Black Keys — they're certainly heavy e...
PUBLISHED Feb 15, 2017
"Accessible" is a relative term. With FORGET, the latest from Xiu Xiu, it's a case of being outside and strange but somehow relatable, as o...