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The Drainage | May 24, 2017

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Reviews of everything we feel like reviewing.

Biweekly Album Roundup: Wiley, William Basinski, Ty Segall

January 31, 2017 | 1

Welcome to The Drainage’s biweekly album roundup! This will be released on a biweekly basis and consist of short synopses of 2-4 albums that we find important. We will tell you what each album is all about, include a best/worst … Read More

Biweekly Album Roundup: Brian Eno, Mica Levi, The xx

January 16, 2017 |

Welcome to The Drainage’s biweekly album roundup! This will (hopefully) be released on a biweekly basis and consist of short synopses of 2-3 albums that we find important. We will tell you what each album is all about, include a … Read More

Album Review: Dedekind Cut – $uccessor (Ded004)

December 24, 2016 |

Fred Warmsley has never been fearful, though his full-length debut under a new moniker, Dedekind Cut, might intimidate. The producer, known in the past as Lee Bannon, has created some of the most challenging pieces of sound collage this side … Read More

New Music: Two Door Cinema Club – Gameshow

October 31, 2016 |

A gameshow usually consists of overly ordinary people putting on a facade of enjoyment in order to gain a substantial amount of cash.  Everything down to Steve Harvey’s whacky smile on Family Feud seems, at least to a certain strange … Read More

New Music: Empire Of The Sun – Two Vines

October 30, 2016 |

When Luke Steele of The Sleepy Jackson and Nick Littlemore of Pnau joined forces in 2007, neo-psychedelic pop music was at an interesting stage; it didn’t quite exist.

One year before Empire Of The Sun released its first album, … Read More

New Music: Nicolas Jaar – Sirens

October 13, 2016 |

“Nicolas Jaar’s new record is a stunning whirlwind of politically charged psychedelic ambiance that is sure to leave its mark.”

 

Richie Unterberber once described The Electric Prunes’ music as possessing “an eerie and sometimes anguished … Read More

New Music: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree

October 3, 2016 |

Nick Cave has always been known for his heady, overarching romanticisms of mortality. He works with the theme the same way a painter works with pastels, a ceramist with clay.  He bends and twists the topic in ways that leave … Read More

New Music: Glass Animals – How To Be a Human Being

October 1, 2016 |

The listening collective has now had two years to digest Glass Animals’ debut album, Zaba, which, let me tell you, has managed to hit some sweet spot with a vast array of people.  A wonderfully nimble collection of tropical rhythms and … Read More

New Music: Travis Scott – Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight

September 17, 2016 |

Travis Scott occupies an interesting space in today’s hip hop game.  Houston born and bred, Scott channels his southern influences through his music marathon style, yet he doesn’t seem to get pinned down as just another crooning trap rapper.  His … Read More

New Music: Frank Ocean – Blonde

September 11, 2016 |

Frank Ocean has his way with words.  After breaking onto the scene with ghost writing gigs, the New Orleans-born crooner proceeded to then break the scene itself with his own luscious, beautiful wordplay on Nostalgia, Ultra.  A mixtape that slingshotted his … Read More