• Favorite albums from 2008

    30 Dec 2008, 01:55 by ssuyk

    My favorite albums, EPs, singles and demos for the year:

    Beaches - Beaches
    The Red Sun Band - The Shiralee
    Jex Thoth - Jex Thoth
    Panel of Judges - Bad Vibrations
    Eagles of Death Metal - Heart On
    El Perro del Mar - From The Valley To The Stars
    The Day Everything Became Nothing - Brutal
    Beach House - Devotion
    Stereolab - Chemical Chords
    The Okmoniks - Party Fever!!!
    Coffins - Buried Death
    The Twerps - Demo
    Donita Sparks - Transmiticate
    Experimental Aircraft - Third Transmission
    Boris - Smile
    Guy Blackman - Adult Baby
    Pod People - Mons Animae Mortuorum
    Bohren & der Club of Gore - Dolores
    The Wounded Kings - Embrace of the Narrow House
    Appaloosa - Demo
    The Charade - Keeping Up Appearances
    Ladytron - Velocifero
    The Goslings - Occasion
    Silver City Highway - Everything is Breaking
    Mono in VCF - Mono In VCF
    Jeremy Jay - A Place Where We Could Go
    Suki Ewers - Kind of Hazy
    Tears Run Rings - Always, Sometimes, Seldom, Never
    Portishead - Third
  • KFLA Update 11/11/08 - Pastilla, High On Fire, Pigeon John and more!!!!

    11 Nov 2008, 21:31 by TheKnitLA

    Friday, November 28th
    Pastilla, Cabula, Nash, Los Ultras
    7:30 PM, $10 advance, $12 day of show
    Pastilla is the musical by-product of a frenzied cross-cultural upbringing and existential exploration of brothers Victor and Adrian Monroy. After years of musical discovery in their hometown of Cuidad Juarez, Mexico, a border city of both political and cultural conflict, the Monroy brothers came to replant their roots in Pomona, California where the tumultuous journey of Pastilla would begin. In the mid 1990s, Los Angeles became ground zero for an explosion of Latin alternative sounds. A handful of musicians, like the Monroy brothers, began fusing their American rock influences with their own cultural experiences. Along with friends Eribeto Gonzalez and Eric Rubalcava, they joined the emerging scene and took on the band name Pastilla. The group broke through with a still unfamiliar sound of britrock/pop influences which attracted a wide array of fans who were searching for more to please their musical palate than generic rock.
  • New Psychedelic/Progressive CD - Heavy Water Experiments

    15 Jul 2008, 15:44 by ripplemusic

    As some of you may know, I’ve sat in anticipation for this disc for the better part of six months. I loved Imogene’s last album and when I heard samples of the new stuff floating around cyberspace, I knew something magical was about to happen. After changing their name from Imogene to the more apt Heavy Water Experiments, the boys released a self titled album, chockfull of music that invokes memories of those days in the ‘70’s when you’d have a group of friends over for some fondue frivolity. It’s similar to the Imogene stuff, but miles of musical growth by the creative tandem of multi-instrumentalist, David Melbye, and drummer/percussionist, Roberto Salguero, have been traveled between albums. The band’s sound has matured as they’ve brought a sense of patience to the songwriting. The songs seem to have grown more organically as there’s more space between the droning bass notes, which allows the shimmering acoustic guitars, ambient keyboard passages, and conscious drum work to come to life. …