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Hundred-word Reviews, December 2018

This will almost certainly be my last roundup of new releases – capsule review style – for 2018. Lots of great music came out this year; don’t let anyone tell you differently. As always, each of these albums deserves more coverage than I’m able to give here, and each warrants a spin (at least) by

Hundred-word Reviews: New Releases

There’s quite a massive stack of new (or at least new-when-I got-’em) releases here at Musoscribe World HQ. Time to review them. 6-String Drag – Top of the World (Schoolkids Records) This Raleigh-based group was at the forefront of the Americana scene, back when it didn’t even have a name (some called it alt-country). After

Hundred-word Reviews for Nov./Dec. 2016, Part 6 of 10

All through last week, I plowed through my to-be-reviewed CD shelf, covering 50 discs (45 CDs, 5 DVDs) in five days. All of the music was reissues, compilations and/or archival releases. This week the march toward a clean shelf continues, with the focus now on new (as in, released in 2016) CDs. Off we go!

Album Mini-review: Endless Tapes — Brilliant Waves

File next to: Brian Eno, Lunatic Soul, *Low-era David Bowie Considering the pedigree of the better-known half of this duo, one might expect Brilliant Waves to lean in a muscular and “proggy” direction.” Bassist Colin Edwin is renowned for his work on twenty Porcupine Tree albums, plus many other projects that showcase a harder, musically

Colin Edwin: Progressive in Any Language (Part 2)

Continued from Part One… Add to that challenge the expansiveness of the North American continent; the major markets – New York, Chicago, Los Angeles – are much farther apart than, say, Amsterdam and Berlin. “With Porcupine Tree, we did a lot with a sleeper bus,” Colin Edwin recalls. “But it was expensive. Especially when you

Colin Edwin: Progressive in Any Language (Part 1)

Some years ago in a print feature, I characterized Colin Edwin – then the bass player in Porcupine Tree – as “eternally bemused.” The music of Porcupine Tree is adventurous, aggressive, and melodic, but (it must be said) rarely what one would call…humorous. But through it all, the highly skilled bass guitarist wore an expression