Crispin Wah – Lemon Pepper

Repetition is often seen as the antithesis to good music. People are so hung up on the concept of constantly moving forward that they often forget one important thing: music derives its meaning from repetition. Rhythm is, inherently, structure and structure demands consistency and repetition. Even when you’re breaking, the hallmark of progressive music, you’re still defining yourself in the light of that repetition and your movement away from it. Thus, the inexorable grip of repetition on music continues and many, many forms of resistance and acquiescence to that grip exist. Some bands, like Atlanta’s Crispin Wah, lean into that repetition, banking on the structure that comes from out of it to give their music punch and meaning.

Editors’ Picks – August 2018

August sucks, OK? Even more than its slightly-less evil twin July, August is just a mess. Weather sucks all over and the oppressiveness of summer reaches its true heights. There are days where I almost feel like it’s always been summer and will always be summer, just sun and sun never-ending (and…

Release Day Roundup – 8/31/18

Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure…