Review: Landing – Complekt

Putting the ‘dream’ strongly and emphatically into the ‘dream pop’ label with which they are sometimes associated, Landing’s tenth album Complekt is, for the most part, about as ethereal as it is possible to be whilst retaining structure and melody. From the very outset of opening track ‘Light’, a delay- and reverb-soaked cloud of texture…

Review: TaxiWars – Fever

TaxiWars are a Belgian four piece led by Tom Barman, veteran of the avant garde music and film scene. Using this experimental approach, the band create a sort of chamber music blending free jazz with more rock oriented rhythms. Barman himself is undoubtedly inspired by Mark Sandman of Morphine, with the vocal delivery being almost…

Review: Trees of Eternity – Hour of the Nightingale

Despite a well produced, hefty sound and a strong sense of gothic melody, it is inescapably clear that Hour of the Nightingale is a heavily frontloaded album; a lot of promise is shown at the start, but things level out to a plateau too early and never quite pick up again. Opening track ‘My Requiem’…