Reviews Category

Posted On April 8, 2015By AlexIn Music, Reviews

Surgeons In Heat – Disaster

It was love at first listen When I was a kid I wanted to be in a three piece rock band (because of Nirvana) and live in Milwaukee (because of the TV show Happy Days). Surgeons In Heat are basically living my teenage dream. I first read about them only a couple of days ago in an article explaining that amongst other great benefits Milwaukee has a music scene that is „wonderfully DIY, song craft, excited, drunk, happening, stoned, new, [and] good“.Read More

Posted On März 22, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Mumblr – Full of Snakes

I invite you to my room, all the time There’s few places at the moment where music is as exciting as Philadelphia at the moment. The d.i.y. scene there seems to produce bands at an impossible speed. Mumblr are another one of those bands that just popped up on my radar (thanks to this article here). While London is still caught up in the post-dubstep flood of producers, New York is trying to figure out what their musical identity is and hipster Berlin is meandering through their newest hip-hop star,Read More

Posted On Februar 23, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Title Fight – Hyperview

Every band should deserve some sort of creative freedom. Every band should be granted the possibility of moving their sound in a different direction. Music is art nevertheless. And it’s an expression of artistic freedom to change the sound. ‚Hyperview‘ should not come as a surprise to any fan of Title Fight. But if this is the direction the band is going, then I must admit that it’s not a direction that I will follow.Read More

Posted On Februar 23, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Adam Angst – Adam Angst

Fünf Tage lief nur Coldplay und jetzt komm Mickie Krause Five days of only Coldplay but now it’s Mickie Krause While masses of people run to demonstrations amid fear of a „muslimization“ of the western world, politicians took a very long time coming to a consensus, that this behaviour is not acceptable, especially in Germany, with our history of, well, you know what I’m pointing at. There is a sense of lethargy, of ‚we-don’t-really-care-about-anything-else-than-our-private-life‘, a growing numbness towards more news stories about war, suffering and pain all around the globe.Read More

Posted On Januar 5, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Låpsley – Understudy EP

Because you took something away from yourself Come back to this world and take your heart to higher shelf Is there such a thing as falling in love with a voice? Can you have a relationship with a person who you have never spoken to or seen in real life? I mean, can something like this really work? If it would, I’d totally fall for Holly Fletcher! The voice and brains behind Låpsley! Today she released her 4 track ‚Understudy EP‘ and heck, it is one brilliant piece of music.Read More
And all I’ve wanted my whole damn life is something like this to materialise and all I’ve wanted my whole damn life is love and luck to collide all I’ve ever needed is to be part of something meaningful all I’ve ever wanted is to leave this world more (The Smith Street Band – I Love Life) It was sometime in the late summer of last year. Me and a few other guys, some of which I hardly knew, crammed into a small car and drove to Bielefeld. If youRead More

Posted On November 27, 2014By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Ariel Pink – pom pom

*This is not at all aimed at insulting a label or a person. It’s just a strong personal opinion on a record.* Where should I start on this one? I should probably go right into a direct rant about how much I hate this album. So let’s do it. It’s fucking awful. It’s that plain and simple. 1. The album 66 minutes is a lot of time to ask from your listener these days. While the pop mainstream focuses on releasing single after single (Pitbull, Perry, Jessie J etc) newRead More

Posted On November 26, 2014By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Happy Diving – Big World

because in my room now, i feel so divine not a worry running through my mind As kids we used to play in sandboxes, build castles and towers only to destroy them with pure force. Our parents would say that this was just a boy thing. Some way down the line we learned to control this anger or the lust for destruction and channeled it into something else. Nowadays I find myself sitting in a pub on a night out with my friends and a ever growing urge to smashRead More

Posted On November 15, 2014By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Courtesy Drop – Stabilize

I feel the most alive when it’s all falling apart Winter is approaching quite relentlessly these days. And while the days have more or less become nights the city is becoming increasingly bleak. I was talking to a friend the other day and he was saying that winter depression hasn’t hit him yet. For my part, I’m trying to comfort myself at home more than I would during summer. And I’m naturally adjusting my listening habits. Courtesy Drop have just arrived in time for this change! Their new EP StabilizeRead More

Posted On November 10, 2014By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Atlas At Last – A Composition of Functions

I call you function, it’s a reference to formulaic happiness. The last few months must have been pretty horrific for Atlas At Last. Compared to the DC trios selftitled debut EP from 2013, A Composition of Functions is a big leap into darker territories. Sonically the four songs are noisy, raw and brutal, to say the least. While its predecessor wasn’t necessarily a happy affair per se, it managed to pair walls of distorted guitars with great melodies and harmonies. This time, the melodies haven’t disappeared, they are just buriedRead More