On the night of Halloween, in the year of our lord 2014, the always amazing, yet sadly defunct, By the End of Tonight saw fit to reunite and grace the world with one more frenetic, powerful, and ultimately pants-moistening live performance in the town of Houston, TX. It was a sight to behold, pure fun and emotion on so many levels, and, if the fates be truly cruel (and the band's words believed), a beautiful final send-off to their illustrious career. As one privileged to witness it, here I humbly offer the sounds we heard that night that I was able to capture. This is indeed the full show, with quality audio and labeled tracks, but of course: any recording is but a shadow of a majestic performance in the flesh. Thank you for all the memories, BtEoT. Love you guys.
A cyborg block party, cut with 8-bit nostalgia: _____Face straddles the gap between the surreal and the hyper-real. In a sample-storm of slow jams, nightclub grinders, lullabies, and hip hop love-letters, _____Face burrows deep into your musical subconscious saying, 'remember those dance moves you made up in grade 5?' 'Bring 'em back. It's time to bust'a'move to this futuristic groove'
Give her a try here.
Free improvisation is always a trip, whether it be fascinating or banal, through the mind of the performer. Sugimoto is an established name in the world of onkyo, and there's nothing left to the imagination as to why. His playing is strikingly tuneful, and his masterful control of sound and silence in its various forms shines in a particularly melodic fashion on this release. This one is a trip worth taking.