Austrian guitarist Martin Siewert has always stood out to me for using his instrument like an arsenal of paintbrushes. In his many projects, including improvisational and experimental outfits Trapist and Efzeg, he thoughtfully applies his sound upon whatever canvas the group conjures. And since joining the Viennese trio Radian in 2011, he’s brought the group’s […]
Reviews of 16 new albums, including Arca’s uncanny electronic mutations and T.I.’s unshakable street rap
Reviews of 16 fresh releases from all over the map: Wire, Aosoth, Julia Kent, DJ Koze, Pedrito Martinez, Sax G, and lots more
A cut from The Golden Years, the new first new album by the Viennese trio in eight years
Recommended and notable shows, including Melvins, Reading Rainbow, Radian, Anna Calvi, Sloan, Chrissy Murderbot, and more
The latest episode features music from Vic Chesnutt, Peter Evans, Radian, Pit Er Pat, and many more.
The final installment of my top 40 albums of 2009
Critics’ Choices and other notable concerts: Vic Chesnutt, the Black Heart Procession, the Eccentric Soul Revue, Akira Sakata, Surfer Blood, and more
Viennese drummer Martin Brandlmayr keeps finding new rhythms.
Abstract soundtracks from Radian’s Stefan Nemeth, no-nonsense synth pop from Synthetic Division, and rediscovered American primitives from the Numero Group