Pacific Northwest Writing & Photography

Roaming Herds of Buffalo
Roaming Herds of Buffalo
May 14, 2012 in MusicReviews

The album crosses realms of a less audacious Modest Mouse, a Decemberist without the pretension, or an Aqueduct beyond synth; the production, a crisp sheen on a bulging, morphous creature of pop-rock.

Charles - Martha! Mother
Charles – Martha! Mother
February 23, 2012 in MusicReviews

With some debt to post-rock, Martha! Mother isn’t afraid of crescendos, musical and emotional. What sets them apart is when they combine it with the intimacy and fuzziness of a 4-track recording. If this all sounds messy, in practice it isn’t because of a heaping dose of restraint.

After All This Time - Lo Fi
After All This Time – Low Fi
February 3, 2012 in MusicReviews

Gone is the overcast, coffee simmered survival mechanistic humor; this is a sound not of salty skyscrapers but of a land left wilder, the sound of a handful of speeding cars on I-84 at midnight.

The Unknown - Animal Sound
The Unknown – Animal Sound
May 12, 2011 in MusicReviews

This is a record that will make you want to take a long pull on a cigarette and stare, brooding, into the western horizon. It captures the messiness of life: love, pain, death, anger, and hunger but in such a way you’ll finish listening to the ten tracks and want more.