It’s raining outside, I’m on the subway. The year is 2016, it doesn’t look like it. But then again, what does a year look like? Doesn’t matter, I’m listless to time. Drowsy and toneless. Frustrated, I guess, but it’s probably because of the time. It’s about 7:43 p.m. and the twilight lasts to end. I’m […]Read more "Settle for a draw"
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"
There’s been a recent interest and resurgence in blues and psychedelic rock since the turn of the century through several revivalist acts that’re bringing that aspect back into modern rock music. Some of them come from unlikely places: Sonic Flower is a spin-off group of Church of Misery, a well-known Japanese doom metal band, where […]Read more "When psychedelia takes hold"
Holy Vacants is the 4th album by the New Jersey band Trophy Scars. It’s one of the most conceptual notable pieces of music out last year to the general public, and it will send the mythology, religion and conspiracy-interested crowd into fits of reference-induced joy. The album was originally envisioned as a 35-page screenplay – […]Read more "The mythologically-inclined post-hardcore… blues?"
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"
More good news hails from Ireland! After the new album announcement, made by post-rock band And So I Watch You From Afar, brother-in-arms post-rock band God is an Astronaut have made several exciting new announcements on their facebook page. Firstly, they’ll be giving a whole new dimension to a brand new game in development, Second […]Read more "News from Space"
It’s sometimes difficult, as a musician, to be more than a household product, especially in cultures that aren’t Western in nature. What’s disheartening about this is that there are many, many admirable artists in today’s world spread all over the place that could very well get wider recognition – one of them is Shiina Ringo, […]Read more "Stripping artists from the Eastern world"