Magnalith — post-metal, progressive metal
"Magnalith is dense but concise, expressionistic but corporeal music. Tangentially metal, curiously harmonic, the EP is a convulsive listen. Unbridled structural deviations see handbrake slides into weird, cinematic passages that lurch back into leviathan riffs."
Decortica — alternative rock, progressive rock
"A three-piece employing a range of dynamics and effects. 'The result is a huge, full sound with frequent deviations into new textures and moods,' (Groove Guide), striking a balance of heavy riffs and ambiance, thundering percussion and layers of harmony."
Domes — post-metal, space rock
"This is metal with elements of space rock and post-hardcore. Not overstating the musicality nor telling the story plainly, the songs are conceptually deep and artistically broad. Laconic run-times are no less elaborate in traversing post-metal tropes and thematic landscapes."
My writing on music
These are my most popular posts on the craft.
- Experiments with writing lyrics — meaning through meaninglessness. An unenviable task fraught with self-criticism.
- The fantasy makes life work living. An analysis of Decortica's "Love HoteL."
- The album is dead, long live the album! The hypothesis that a "big bang" release is a disservice in the attention economy. (Read part 2.)
- Do the work. A transcribed interview on my approach.