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Throwback Thursday Extended Edition: The Crane Wife

(The following first appeared on the Lowlands website. I’m publishing it here in its extended form.) As I briefly mentioned in my previous Throwback Thursday Post, I have a penchant for revisiting a band’s catalogue when they release new music—that is, if I like the band enough. The first time I recall doing this was for… Continue Reading

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Charlie Ray’s Seasonal Music Rundown: Fall Edition

Autumn is upon us in the northern hemisphere, and all remnants of the swollen, lustful last third of summer have faded away. Soon, the weather will turn and the trees will begin to shudder, reminding us of our cyclical mortality and inevitable demise. July and August are for sweaty partying and gettin’ lucky, but just… Continue Reading

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Omniataxia refuses to compromise on eclectic, brutal debut EP

Omniataxia is a two-brain, experimental metal guitar-drum duo from Boston, Mass. The highly proficient East Coast transplants Ed Longo (Billings, Mont., and frequent subject of this blog) and Aaron Ramsey (Las Vegas) display an impressively variant catalog of influences in their work. Ranging from prog-rock, to tech-metal to thrash, and even ambient soundscapes, they meld… Continue Reading

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Sigur Rós’ Valtari a return to the band’s ambient sound

Sigur Rós is probably one of the most beloved art-rock bands of the last decade or so, and the distinction is wholly deserved. Its latest effort, Valtari, continues its already accomplished and beautiful discography with agility and delicacy. It’s romantic and complex, but also bluntly beautiful and sad. Like most of our favorite bands, each… Continue Reading