Straight No Chaser

CD Review – Slaraffenland – Any Dutch music lovers?

We’re On Your Side

Home Tapes

This dutch quintet loves them some art-rock…and math-rock…and combinations therein. On their latest Slaraffenland spend 10 songs making the point that five band members can sound like a thousand if you want them too. The last song on the album “Away” is the perfect example with percussion and brass swirled around the drums and guitars with what sounds like a light breeze. On “Hunted” they embrace their inner math rock with a sound that is very much like Pattern is Movement. Slaraffenland (which translated is “The Land of Milk and Honey”) is not for everybody, but those who are into artsy indie-rock, this album is one to check out.


Recently on Ink 19...

Garage Sale Vinyl: The Ozark Mountain Daredevils

Garage Sale Vinyl: The Ozark Mountain Daredevils

Garage Sale Vinyl

Rifling through a boxful of ravaged old records, Christopher Long locates a flea market LP copy of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils Don’t Look Down — for a quarter — and speaks with the band’s co-founding bassist, Michael “Supe” Granda, about his amazing discovery.

Henry V

Henry V

Archikulture Digest

Blood, guts, and kicking butt in France — it’s the age-old story of Shakespeare. Carl F. Gauze once again enjoys the salacious violence and complicated plot points of Henry V, in the moody dark of Orlando Shakes.

New Music Now 011: Nora O’Connor

New Music Now 011: Nora O’Connor

Features

On today’s New Music Now, Judy Craddock talks to our musical guest, Nora O’Connor, about her solo album, My Heart, and the captivating new music she’s listening to right now. Tune in for great music, and more ’90s references than you can shake a scrunchie at.

Big Time Gambling Boss

Big Time Gambling Boss

Screen Reviews

Writer Kazuo Kasahara and director Kôsaku Yamashita transcend genre conventions to create the memorable film Big Time Gambling Boss. Phil Bailey reviews.

%d bloggers like this: