Imperial Triumphant – Alphaville

When an artist breaks the mold such as Imperial Triumphant have, there’s often a ripple effect. Yet in the wake of 2018’s Vile Luxury, few bands have achieved the grandeur and scale of Imperial Triumphant’s aural world building. Short of a handful of releases over the last few years – most notably 2019 HBIH…

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Ground Patrol – Geophone

Since I passed my 5-year mark with Heavy Blog late last year, I’ve been reflecting on my own philosophies on and experiences with music. Formally reviewing music has been a significant hobby of mine for at least a decade across multiple channels. With this being my third review of a…

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Bohren & der Club of Gore – Patchouli Blue

Depending on how it’s executed, music (and instrumental music in particular) has the potential to be the most transportive mode of expression. Other mediums like film, literature, and art obviously have the ability to present rich, detailed worlds beyond our own. But music can offer a blank, endless canvas for…

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Feast of the Epiphany – Practicing Loss

Feast of the Epiphany is a unique project. The brainchild of composer Nick Podgurski – along with collaborators Andrew Smiley and Caley Monahon-Ward – the group merges the seemingly incompatible worlds of drone, folk, psych, prog, and ambient synth (among other things) into a curious, avant-garde blend. As if that…

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Jazz Club Quarterly // April – June 2019

Welcome back to another installment of Jazz Quarterly! As you may have already noticed from a quick scroll, we have an eclectic list of albums touching nearly every corner of the jazz spectrum. Let’s dive in, shall we? Australian Jazz Roundup I know, I know – a roundup blurb within…

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Alarmist – Sequesterer

By now, you’ve probably seen us rant and rave about the new wave of “post-math rock”; more specifically, the trend of bands blending the traditional bouncy melodies of math rock with post-rock structures, jazz-influenced technicality, and generally progressive and experimental ideas. As I’ve outlined before, Art As Catharsis and Small…

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