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The Necks ponders its identity and legacy on Three, a personal album that’s as accessible as it is challenging

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The bustling, unrestrained soundscapes created by The Necks are unmistakable. Since the late 80s, the Australian trio has blended jazz, ambient and experimental music to form lengthy, hypnotic pieces. And by developing an instrumental formula of piano, drums and bass — with the occasional organ and guitar — the band has won a dedicated following that seems to grow with every new album. Continue reading The Necks ponders its identity and legacy on Three, a personal album that’s as accessible as it is challenging

In light of a cancelled tour, Uniform & The Body release collaborative album, Live at the End of the World

This spring, Brooklyn noise rock duo Uniform and Rhode Island experimental metal band The Body planned to bring their latest collaboration, Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back, to life with a string of North American tour dates. But, after only a handful of shows, the supergroup was forced to cancel the remainder of their tour given the nationwide outbreak of COVID-19. Continue reading In light of a cancelled tour, Uniform & The Body release collaborative album, Live at the End of the World

Jordan Reyes balances childlike wonder with world-weary dissonance on the dual release Fairchild Soundtrack + Border Land EP

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Jordan Reyes’ latest output is not your typical album. Although its runtime of 36 minutes falls in the range of a full-length, Fairchild Soundtrack + Border Land EP is really a combination of the Chicago musician’s recent film score and a three song EP, with both sharing similar textures and feelings. But, despite these commonalities, listening to each project on this release is like visiting opposite extremes: one minimalistic and breezy, the other chaotic and challenging. Continue reading Jordan Reyes balances childlike wonder with world-weary dissonance on the dual release Fairchild Soundtrack + Border Land EP