Sworn Eyes (1999)
Jazz-oriented experimental music from the Chicago post-rock crowd, with HiM constant Doug Scharin aided by guitarist Jeff Parker (from Tortoise and Isotope 217) and other musicians associated with outfits such as Rex and Chicago Underground Duo. The drowsy but not ...
Beach Boys See Dee Plus (1996) Enhanced CD
BEACH BOYS SEE DEE PLUS contains an audio program as well as CD-Rom files.
The good news, however, is also nothing to sniff at: Thomas has discovered the Macintosh. That means that this otherwise unassuming little CD single is more than ...
Erewhon (1996) Enhanced CD
EREWHON is an Enhanced CD, containing a full audio program (playable on any CD player) as well as multi-media computer files.
EREWHON features new versions of two Pere Ubu songs, "Fire" and "Kathleen."
David Thomas And Two Pale Boys: David Thomas (vocals, ...
Ui's first full-length is a set of grooves with the occasional mumbled vocal line and a sedate quality with links to the approaches of instrumentalists from John Fahey to Jim O'Rourke. The effect is similar to a Slint album with ...
No Sighing Strains of Violins (1998)
This is among the worst records from Steve Ignorant of Crass and any of his various projects. The Stratford Mercenaries are obviously trying to be experimental by adding horns and the occasional electronic bit to their straightforward live punk sound. ...
Leading Hotels of the World (2000)
The Leading Hotels of the World is a collection of guitar-based, emo-indie arrangements that are fronted by British scenester Bob Tilton. His debut album features a moody composition of elaborate anti-pop songs that swing from a presence of melancholy to ...
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Stoner Rock;Natas,Crowbar,60- Watt Shaman,Supafuzz,Murder 1+
Recording information: Additional Locations; Benny Engels Music Center; Das Boot; Louder Studios; Mammoth Volume Homestudio, Lysekil, Sweden; Polar Bear Ranch; Red House; Studio Watercastle.
Photographer: Neil Fallon.
Personnel: David Angstrom, Kirk Windstein (vocals, guitar); John Garcia (vocals); Jim ...
Bonus Fat (1985)
So-called because of the two bonus tracks that surfaced on this reissue of Fat, specifically the two sides from the group's original single, "Ride the Wild"/"It's a Hectic World." Aukerman hadn't joined the group yet, while the music is actually ...
Model Citizen (1997)
Recording information: Casa Destroy Recording Studio, Long Beach, CA.
Personnel: Greg Ginn (guitar); Ron Beck (keyboards); Andy Batwinas (drums).
You Can Feel The Love In This Room (1994)
With the same playful charm and energy of a hyperactive eight-year-old, Sicko just want to have fun with their first album You Can Feel the Love in This Room. Without a care in the world, each track is a cheerful ...
Dickel Brothers (1999)
The Dickel Brothers bring a punk energy and ethos to the old-time string band idiom on this, their debut. (Fittingly, the Portland, OR, band is on Empty Records, a punk label.) And the group falls firmly into that strain of ...
Ghost Of A Dog (1990)
Folk-rockers Edie Brickell & New Bohemians returned in 1990 with Ghost of a Dog, the follow-up to their extremely successful debut, Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars. Once again, the musicianship and instrumentation are supremely appropriate, right down to the guest ...
Goblin Volume II, 1975-1980 (1998) Original Soundtrack
DRG's second compilation of Goblin material is much more aimed at the collector's market than The Goblin Collection 1975-1989. Goblin fanatics will be no doubt be pleased by the presence of unreleased film versions of tracks from the Profondo Rosso ...
Dempster: Underground Overlays from the Cistern Chapel (1995)
Recording information: Cistern at Fort Warden, Port Townsend, WA (06/18/1994).
Personnel: Stuart Dempster (didjeridu, trombone); Moc Escobedo (didjeridu, trombone); David Marriott, Jr., Jeff Domoto, Greg Powers , Jay Bulen, Scott Higbee, Gretchen Hopper, Chad Kirby (trombone).
Liner Note Author: Stuart Dempster.
Aaron Jay Kernis: 100 Greatest Dance Hits (1996)
This selection is a CD Plus, which contains a multimedia track of interactive graphics for Windows and Macintosh computers.
Recording information: Manhattan Center Studios, N.Y.C., NY (05/31/1995-06/??/1995).
Directors: Todd Ahlberg; Michael Barrett.
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Ravel: Miroirs; Gaspard de la Nuit (1997)
Smalltown Poets (1997) Enhanced CD
SMALLTOWN POETS is an Enhanced CD containing both a full audio program as well as multimedia computer files.
SMALLTOWN POETS was nominated for a 1998 Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album.
The Smalltown Poets' eponymous debut album is a pleasant collection ...
Pax 217 is a band for the masses. These guys rock, reggae, and rap extremely hard. They deliver a sonic assault via a wall of distorted guitars. At times Pax 217 checks in with a Blink 182, hip-hop groove à ...
New Way To Be Human (1999)
Introspective, probing lyrics define Switchfoot's sophomore effort, New Way to Be Human, which Charlie Peacock produced for his re: think label. In the 1990s, Peacock was best known for working with Christian rock and pop/rock artists -- he co-wrote Amy ...
Hammering Process (2000)
The dissonant, trebly guitar noodling combined with detuned sub-riffing known as nu-metal sneaks into the always-evolving aggro of Living Sacrifice on the group's sixth release, The Hammering Process. Though perhaps considered a suspicious shift by their underground metal fans, this ...
Dead Bees on a Cake (1999)
After graduating from the avant-rock finishing school that was Japan, Sylvian spent the '90s redefining the role of the singer-songwriter. On each of his solo releases he's demonstrated increasingly more adventurous sonic experimentalism, all the while developing his songcraft and ...
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This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours (1998)
At the time of its release in 1998, THIS IS MY TRUTH TELL ME YOURS was the Manics' most commercially successful album to date. It included the singles "Tsunami," the brilliantly unwieldy "If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will ...
Liquid Skin (1999)
Gomez successfully combines the old with the new. On LIQUID SKIN the band mixes touches of '60s psychedelia and hippie folk-rock with a gritty, angular, post-grunge alt-rock sensibility. Acoustic instruments abound, buoyed by rootsy-sounding organ and the occasional electric guitar ...
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AUDIO was nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album.
For years before the release of their debut CD AUDIO, the Blue Man Group has been dazzling audiences with theatrical performances that heavily feature their unique music. Onstage, ...
Screen Behind the Mirror (2000)
There is a certain other-worldliness to the musical landscapes created by the artist also known as Michael Cretu. With Enigma, he is known for pioneering the synergy of traditional and world music with dance and electronica. Cretu's craftwork could be ...