Usually demo sets have a distinct low fidelity quality to them, but Ryli’s set of demos doesn’t suffer from this, and the average listener might not even think it was produced art the artist’s home. The Demo is a collection of fun, not-quite ambient rock songs which come in both lyrical and instrumental varieties.
Panic When You Find It is one of those albums that can be just harmonic noise in the background or something you can really get into, depending on how much attention you give it. The guitar tones are usually clear, and the times distortion is used, it is done so sparingly and creatively. The entire [...]
Those sad little Danish boys are at it again, and after an album as epic as And The Glass Handed Kites it was easy to get excited about what Mew would do next. This record isn’t quite as epic as their last, and not nearly as poppy as the ones that came before, but still [...]
Mac, Austin, and Steve discuss the latest Muse release, The Resistance, track by track. There were mixed feelings on the album; different for each person in the discussion.
I knew Triad was going to be unusual before I even heard it. It had six songs on it; two from each band. The cover looked interesting, too, consisting of a nice blend of grays and reds, and it was mirrored down the middle. The CD was entirely black, but had a textured design on [...]
An Evening With John Petrucci & Jordan Rudess juxatposes two of today’s most skillful virtuosos. Real-life friends and Dream Theater bandmates, Petrucci and Rudess take us on a journey deep into the night, through a diverse range of styles and long improvisations. “Fife And Drum” has all the quaintness of a Renaissance-era English party song, while “Bite Of The Mosquito” sends us on a frantic journey through a day in the life of one of the little bloodsuckers.