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"A Certain Kind of Dream Quality": An Interview with Donovan Quinn

In what ways do you feel like your songwriting has changed from 2012 to now? I know the album contains reworkings of older material, so that might be a little harder to answer, but how can you chart your evolution as a songwriter? Well, as you get older, you get to know yourself better and better. I think this can be a good or a bad thing because you start to know specifically what your talents are, what it is that you like, and you don't like. Also, in terms of songwriting, probably the bigg...
Tags: Music, Interview, Folk, Absalom, Ben Chasny, Jason Quever, Chamber Pop, Indie folk, Psychedelic folk, Skygreen leopards, Donovan quinn




Album Review: Jeremy Enigk, “Return of the Frog Queen”

Sub Pop Records recently reissued Jeremy Enigk’s Return of the Frog Queen, a circa-‘96 solo debut whose first printing remains, justifiably, a much-sought-after cult classic. It also has become, over the years, a rather interesting point of departure from Enigk’s tenure with the on-again/off-again Sunny Day Real Estate and a lightning rod for dialogue about Enigk’s relationship with Christianity. That’s a tall order for any LP but, all these years later, the record still stands up well – and eve...
Tags: Music, Andrew Bird, Cd Reviews, Diary, Mark Kozelek, Red House, Kozelek, Sunny Day Real Estate, Jeremy Enigk, Sub Pop Records, Neutral Milk Hotel, Chamber Pop, Red House Painters, Baroque pop, Beatles-esque, Freak Folk


Reissue Review: Jeremy Enigk, “Return of the Frog Queen”

Sub Pop Records recently reissued Jeremy Enigk’s Return of the Frog Queen, a circa-‘96 solo debut whose first printing remains, justifiably, a much-sought-after cult classic. It also has become, over the years, a rather interesting point of departure from Enigk’s tenure with the on-again/off-again Sunny Day Real Estate and a lightning rod for dialogue about Enigk’s relationship with Christianity. That’s a tall order for any LP but, all these years later, the record still stands up well – and eve...
Tags: Music, Andrew Bird, Diary, Reissue Reviews, Mark Kozelek, Red House, Kozelek, Sunny Day Real Estate, Jeremy Enigk, Sub Pop Records, Neutral Milk Hotel, Chamber Pop, Red House Painters, Baroque pop, Beatles-esque, Freak Folk


Belle & Sebastian: How to Solve Our Human Problems Part 1 EP

When Belle & Sebastian were just starting out, they released three EPs, Dog on Wheels , Lazy Line Painter Jane and 3.. 6.. 9 Seconds of Light, over a six-month period that earned them much critical and popular acclaim. These EPs cemented the group's reputation as the premier twee indie band. The music was charming: effusively soft, self-reflective and fun. The lyrics celebrated innocence lost and found and lost again combined with chamber pop instrumentati...
Tags: Music, Spice Girls, Belle, Murdoch, R Kelly, Indie Pop, Sebastian, Jane, Belle & Sebastian, Stuart Murdoch, Sarah Martin, Chamber Pop, Swee Dew Lee


Björk: Utopia

Björk's 2015 album, Vulnicura , was a dark, painful experience for the artist. The emotionally draining heartbreak Björk was chronicling (inspired specifically by her breakup with artist Matthew Barney) was tangible, and while it resulted in an impressive collection of music, it's a relief to see that the artist has moved on and found the love and happiness she seems to be reveling in on her latest album. If Vulnicura is the brea...
Tags: Music, Experimental, Kanye West, Utopia, Bjork, Electronic, Arca, Vulnicura, Matthew Barney, Tabula Rasa, Avant-Garde, Chamber Pop, Art pop, Utopia Björk


ALBUM REVIEW: WADE JACKSON, “Crown & Cathedral”

Once again, Australian pop master Wade Jackson returns with a brand new album and a different direction.  Nearly two years after his shimmering pop masterpiece, Whiskey Alpha Delta Echo, he delivers something in a “newer” or more “modern” pop vein and adds a definitive danceable/groove vibe to the elements.  Crown & Cathedral is, yet again, another leap forward for this multi-instrumentalist wonder. The ethereal nature of “Someone Else’s Dream” sets the tone with rich soundscapes and underlying...
Tags: Reviews, Music, Jackson, Popdose, My God ... It's Full Of Awesome, Rob Ross, Cd Reviews, Album Reviews, Power Pop Heaven, Power Pop, Todd Rundgren, Neo-psychedelia, Jeff Beck, Ollie, Van Duren, Sydney AUS