Music Reviews

Mouse On Mars

Niun Niggung

Thrill Jockey

Built by electronics but audibly crafted by little organic fingers and minds and hearts. There’s a definite human feel and playfulness that permeates this record, from the warbly trumpet and pastoral guitar strums on the first song to the dance-inducing ska-based “Yippie” that follows. “Mykologics” continues in a similar vein, bringing a slower, more dub feel to things. “Gogonal,” however, proceeds to take a sideways step, slipping into a funky dance mode that wouldn’t seem that out of character for Daft Punk. The range of exploration continues throughout the disc, but they keep things generally bouncy and very organic feeling. Very good.

Thrill Jockey Records, PO Box 08038, Chicago, IL 60608; http://www.thrilljockey.com


Recently on Ink 19...

New Music Now 008: doubleVee

New Music Now 008: doubleVee

Features

Join Ink 19 with Barb and Allan Vest for new music from Sydney, Australia band Bloods, Prey composer Sarah Schachner, and doubleVee’s own latest release, Treat Her Strangely. What was your first cassette tape, hmm?

Hold Me Tight

Hold Me Tight

Screen Reviews

Lily and Generoso review Hold Me Tight, the sixth feature directed by renowned actor Mathieu Amalric. Centered around a brilliant performance from Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread, Bergman Island), Hold Me Tight is an unpredictable and remarkable psychological drama.

Sirens

Sirens

Screen Reviews

The fact that the band Slaves to Sirens exists is impressive, but that they live, love, and breathe to play metal takes things to another level. Sirens documents the journey. Review by Charles DJ Deppner.