Archive of all blog posts tagged 'review'

2017


No Tacos For Saddam (Andrei Codrescu) (2017/01/02 05:00)
NPR commentator, author, and sardonic voice of the disgusted put some of his best material to wax in this collection that is regrettably out of print.

2016


Major Malfunction (Keith Leblanc) (2016/07/06 08:00)
Bonus beats for a world that lives technology rather than just using it.

Power Inc. Vol. 1 + Vol. 2 (Tackhead) (2016/06/13 09:00)
Until we get a Tackhead box set, these two discs will have to do as a source for anthologizing most of the band's best sampler-drum-machine-and-funk moments.

Aoi no Ue (Jōji Yuasa) (2016/05/30 06:00)
The first of a series of records by Edition Omega Point that explores the undeservedly unheard Japanese avant-garde.

City: Works Of Fiction (Jon Hassell) (2016/04/01 10:00)
Somewhere between Herbie Hancock's electronic pop-jazz of the 1980s and the more omnivorous, open-ended experimentalism of artists like David Byrne or Brian Eno.

2015


Soliloquy for Lilith (Nurse With Wound) (2015/12/19 11:00)
Those purveyors of sinister whimsy went headfirst into the abyss with this undulating black mirror of a record.

Filth Pig (Ministry) (2015/11/09 10:00)
Tar-caked, blackened, lugubrious, and barbed, the long-lambasted 1996 Ministry album has held up far better than seemed possible.

Trevor Jackson Presents Science Fiction Dancehall Classics (Various Artists) (2015/11/02 09:00)
Lost treasures from the dungeons of the On-U Sound label, unearthed at last.

Strange Days (2015/10/20 10:00)
Twenty years on, James Cameron's (and Kathryn Bigelow's) millennial cyberpunk masterwork still packs the kinds of wallops mainstream filmmaking has retreated from in near-panic

Vampyros Lesbos/She Killed in Ecstasy (2015/09/23 10:00)
Amateurish, clumsy, primitive, and weird, but all in such an unselfconscious and unmannered way, these films end up generating an endearing fascination

Angst (2015/09/14 10:00)
Unseen for decades except by the most stalwart, this startling early-'80s experiment remains contemporary for reasons entirely apart from its groundbreaking visuals

Predestination (2015/08/02 10:00)
How did this astonishing little miracle of a movie -- easily the best adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein's work to film yet -- pass without leaving so much as a ripple?

Irrlicht (Klaus Schulze) (2015/06/10 10:00)
Klaus Schulze's first foray away from Tangerine Dream showed it wasn't the synths that made him what he is.

R100 (2015/06/09 10:00)
Hitoshi Matsumoto's latest cinematic shaggy-dog story willfully goes up blind alleys, but that's no reason to follow along.

Under The Skin (2015/05/01 10:00)
Scarlett Johannson does so much with so little, in this minimalist story of questioned self-identity.

Lucy (2015/03/18 10:00)
Forget about the ridiculous premise, if you can; Luc Besson's latest gets major props for sheer audacity.

Soul Discharge (Boredoms) (2015/01/24 10:00)
Does humor belong in music? Yes, but even if it didn't, you're getting it anyway.

My Dinner With André (2015/01/20 10:00)
Out of two men talking, nothing more, came one of the best films of its decade.

2014


Elysium (2014/07/14 10:00)
An attempt at politically tinged SF, but only an attempt: such are the risks of not thinking through fully the implications of your premise.

Execution Ground (Painkiller) (2014/05/26 10:00)
When John Zorn and Bill Laswell joined forces, the results were nothing short of seismic.

Liberation and Ecstasy (Vasilisk) (2014/03/08 10:00)
Japan's underground tribal unit didn't record much, but the best of its moments are here in one convenient place.

Oldboy (2013) (2014/03/05 10:00)
The worst thing about Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' is that it could well have been made by most anyone.

2013


As The Veneer Of Democracy Starts To Fade (Mark Stewart) (2013/12/28 10:00)
The best bad-sounding record you'll ever hear.

Man of Steel (2013/12/17 01:00)
Man of Steel understands Superman well enough to know he should be taken seriously, even if it doesn't always quite know how to make that understanding real.

Bushido (Bushido: The Cruel Code of the Samurai) (Bushidō zankoku monogatari) (2013/12/16 10:00)
The cruel cost of the samurai code, across the generations.


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