Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Steve Roach – Immersion : Three
This third volume in Steve Roach’s series of long form ambient compositions doesn’t just offer up one 70 minute piece, instead it offers up three. With all the three pieces following on from the rest of the series, painting vast and atmospheric sound worlds that often barely move. All three disks are packaged in an arty and impressive large DVD size fold-out digipak.

Pure Sound – Submarine
Submarine offers up a curious very English mix of throbbing & wondering bass lines, Guitar workouts that go from jagged slightly punked, to avant, to deathly harmonic strumming. With the odd slightly dated locked drum patterns here and there. All topped with old wartime voice samples, found elements and spoken word.

Bill Callahan – Woke On A Whaleheart

Woke On A Whaleheart is Bill Callahan’s first album under his own name, after many albums as Smog and a couple as (Smog). A River Ain’t Too Much to Love, the last (Smog) album was a mellow rootsy album which dwelled on things domestic through oblique narratives. Woke On A Whaleheart continues many of the themes begun on the aforementioned album, and builds on them, making this perhaps his most poignant album to date

Porn Sword Tobacco – New Exclusive Olympic Heights
If you find your self enjoying late 70’s to early 80’s soundtracks, the more dated and synth based, cheesy and touched by corny emotional and cutesy air the better. Then you’ll glug down the unlikely and bizzare moniked Porn Sword Tobaccos third album like there’s no tomorrow.