Pound – ••

As a music critic, I’ve always strived to go beyond curation by attempting to contextualize the artists and albums I review. Of course, finding and recommending noteworthy new music is still an important part of the job, especially in today’s saturated music market. But the opportunity for deeper analysis has…

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Rendezvous Point – Universal Chaos

We’ve pointed out many times that viewing your relationship with music as some sort of pure, Platonistic dynamic is absurd. The fact is that context, mood, pedigree, and aesthetic all play a part in whether you like a band’s music or not, often playing a bigger role than any “objective”…

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Hey! Listen to Snooze!

Honestly, I have no idea how this post is happening only now. In math-rock circles, Snooze are far from a secret; this Chicago based band has been making excellent, chaotic, challenging, and moving math-rock for a while now. In fact, I personally consider their 2017 release, Actually, Extremely to be…

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