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Matt Valentine: Preserves

Matt Valentine: Preserves

Richard Gehr on January 21, 2020
Matt Valentine (MV & EE, Tower Recordings, Wet Tuna, etc.) establishes a sonic beachhead on Preserves (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond), an eight-years-in-the-making cornucopia of echoing, reverberant and downright lobe-smashing space-rock of maximum dankness. J. Mascis, P.G. Six and Ryan Jewell are among the contributors to the galactic festivities, which features a trio of segueing suites. […]
Marcus King: El Dorado

Marcus King: El Dorado

Rudi Greenberg on January 17, 2020
El Dorado, Marcus King’s first solo album and fourth release overall, begins with the soft strums of an acoustic guitar before King croons a delicate vocal: “I left my home when I was 17/ My feet were dirty but my soul was clean/ I was looking for a young man’s dream, it seems.” Now 23, […]
OOIOO: Nijimusi

OOIOO: Nijimusi

Richard Gehr on January 16, 2020
Primal exultation bubbles at the core of OOIOO’s Nijimusi (Thrill Jockey), the first album in six years by percussionist/ guitarist/vocalist YoshimiO. “Walk for ‘345’ Minutes, While Saying ‘Ah Yeah!’ With a ‘Mountain Book’ in One Hand, Until a Shower of Light Pours Down” is the album’s 11-minute centerpiece, an epic doozy that begins like early […]