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The Human Elephant’s latest effort, “White Thunder” (Umor Rex, 2012), is a basso ode defending the lawful rights of dive-bar ironists and lo-fi aficionados around the world. Despite its imperfections, “White Thunder” is a simple, no-bones singer/songwriter jaunt into the doleful musical wake left by Joy Division and other, less dour navel-gazers. The Human Elephant is […]
Based in Sweden, but internationally respected, Library Tapes is an experimental/ambient/neo-classical project formed in 2004 by musicians David Wenngren and Per Jardsell. Though Jardsell left the project in 2006, Wenngren has continued to tour, compose, and release albums under the Library Tapes name. His work has received high-rated reviews from Pitchfork and other respectable music resources, […]
The formula is simple: take a guitar, submerge it in codeine, and run it through a loop pedal. In the case of Chicago’s Lincoln Johns, the result is both unsettling and hypnotizing. LJ might have also spiked the codeine tank with a low dosage of THC, which makes the take-off easy and gives a soft […]