sunrise ocean bender Archive

Five Quick Ones

About once a month I like to visit my “in for review” shelf and pull out some titles that I’ve been meaning to get to for some time. For whatever reason, other projects or reviews have taken precedence, causing these worthy releases to gather the odd bit of dust on my shelf. I will have

Album Review: The Movements — Like Elephants II

Less than a year after releasing Like Elephants I (reviewed separately), The Movements came back with 2014’s Like Elephants II. And the two discs truly are of a piece: sonically related, thematically linked. In fact, with a combined run time of just shy of 80 minutes, The Movements could have combined the entire work onto

Album Review: The Movements — Like Elephants I

Every so often an album comes along that really pushes all of the right buttons with me. And as with most listeners, for me, what exactly those buttons are constitutes a very eclectic, nearly unknowable mix. I recall an evening several years ago, when I arrived for band practice at the home of our bass