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EP Review: DF, “abcdf”

I feel largely under-qualified to review abcdf, the new EP and accompanying visual experience from Montreal duo DF. While tenor saxophonist Dustin Finer employs some of the same looping methods as fellow Montreal act Alder & Ash – whose Clutched In The Maw of The World I liked very much – his tone is wholely, wholely, wholely other. The music, which is buoyant compared to Alder & Ash’s penitence, sits at the intersection of high-art klezmer-jazz and math-rock, and it dances around your ears with...
Tags: Music, World, Montreal, DF, Ep Reviews, Indie Rock, Zorn, John Zorn, Saxophone, EP, Sax, Math Rock, Alder Ash, Abcdf, Daniel Freder, DUstin Finer

And So I Watch You From Afar: The Endless Shimmering (review)

With its first four albums, the Irish post-rock quartet And So I Watch You From Afar set out a challenging musical game plan: on just about every one of its songs the band ties itself into as many musical knots as possible, only to somehow unthread the song with a force of energy unrivaled by any of its peers. Like its English counterparts in Maybeshewill, And So I Watch You From Afar prefers the structure of an intricate and quick wind-up toy to the lengthier, painterly soundscapes of gr...
Tags: Music, Afar, Mullally, Math Rock, Heirs, Post-rock, And so i watch you from afar

Heavy Metal Music Might Actually Help You Calm Down

Headbangers unite! As someone who isn’t a fan of Rush but has attended a concert of theirs, I can say with certainty that if you’re not into hard rock or heavy metal music, the sound of it can drive you insane. However, if extreme music is your thing, instead of affecting you in a negative way it can even you out. A study published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience found that extreme music genres may actually calm angry listeners. Heavy metal, emotional (emo), hardcore, punk, screa...
Tags: Psychology, Music, Heavy Metal, Comfort, Happiness, Inspiration, Research, Disorders, Stress, Personal, Depression, Anxiety, Personality, Relaxation, Social Isolation, Anger