What is up my dear Zavodovskians? Long time no see. Things have been a bit quiet on the Island, but, hopefully, that oughta change now. It’s great to be back! – Yeah I know, common post intro.. Hip-Hop is nothing new to the Island (Monk Xavier, our pioneer), but as I was randomly listening to some […]Read more "Black Cerberus"
Those who have followed the blog since its start know I’m a sucker for lo-fi, minimalist, voice-driven stuff. Angel Olsen’s Burn Your Fire for No Witness is an impressive sophomore album by the St. Louis, Missouri songstress, after the less flashy and definitely less cohesive Half Way Home. It just has something else this time […]Read more "Burn your fire for no witness"
Picture yourself drinking coffee at a small café right in front of Tokyo’s bay. Not only are you in Japan, but you also have some unusual company. Well, not any random, tedious company, in fact, why don’t we dream big? Imagine the Dave Brubeck Quartet playing right next to you, in all their glory and genius. That’s […]Read more "Jazz Impressions from Japan"
Hello dear Zavodovskians! The Monks have been sailing the musical seas for quite a while now. Album reviews have been our main focus, but to reach those who really live music is something we ought to achieve. Hence, Monk Berkemeier went out the Island to meet, even if virtually, Michalis Kontaxakis, one of the best […]Read more "INTERVIEW: Michalis Kontaxakis"
Finding your very own funeral music is as much creepy as it is beautiful. Truth to be told, that was the exact first thought that flow into my mind when I first heard Barlande, by the superb duo Pedro Soler and Gaspar Claus. La Blogothèque’s Take Away Show on them is a must see. Who […]Read more "My Acoustic Funeral"
After three solid albums, Ireland’s And So I Watch You From Afar’s new album HEIRS has finally been confirmed to be released on the 4th of May through Sargent House with a European Tour announced throughout May. Here’s the recently released album art: For those who aren’t already familiar with the band, And So I […]Read more "Heirs"