Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My debut at Cokemachineglow

Islands of Ayle, Hawnay Troof’s sophomore album, is like a group-hug between strangers in a sweltering show space—simultaneously implacable and infectious. Continued at Cokemachineglow...

Plus, I've got two track reviews for you:

"Ya Yumma Weya Baba" by Mulla Abdussaheb: The Muslim leader Abu Ja‘far Al-Mansur founded Baghdad in 762, and for hundreds of years the city served as the glorious capital of the Abbasid caliphate. Then the Mongols sacked Baghdad in 1258, ruining everything. Read more...

"Break On Through" by Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog: Cover songs are risky. They can be uninspired, irrelevant, excessively nostalgic, offensive to the original, or all of the above. Read more...