At two thirty on a Tuesday afternoon I find myself sipping on a beer and shooting off my resume to a job I’m woefully overqualified for, but which would actually allow me to use my Cultural Anthropology degree…

Rain Drinkers - Wood Violet c40Honestly, it’s a little intimidating listening to “Wood Violet”. The nuanced combination of orchestral neoclassical, ambient, European folk, and psych drone is stunning; one gets the feeling that the duo behind Rain Drinkers is just a little past your level of comprehension. It’s not the thing for everyone, but I think this little cassette is fucking amazing. 
Tranquility Tapes

Rain Drinkers - Wood Violet c40

Honestly, it’s a little intimidating listening to “Wood Violet”. The nuanced combination of orchestral neoclassical, ambient, European folk, and psych drone is stunning; one gets the feeling that the duo behind Rain Drinkers is just a little past your level of comprehension. It’s not the thing for everyone, but I think this little cassette is fucking amazing. 


Tranquility Tapes

Summer, in review…

So, I’d written this long post about how awful this summer was; the job bullshit, suffering from depression, drinking cheap beer, my creative malaise, etc., but after reading, I decided fuck that nonsense. Yea, it was pretty fucking lame, but the important thing is I’ve pulled myself out of it and am moving on.

Fuck, since when did I become a glass-half-full type?

Top two are from yesterday, the bottom two are today. The goatee and shaggy hair was giving off a Charlie Manson vibe, so I figured time for a change. 

Also, check out that rad Trepanation shirt…

The Grasshopper Lies Heavy - All Sadness, Grinning Into Flow lpSo, All Sadness, Grinning Into Flow has been on my phonograph for a few weeks now and each time I listen to it I’m faced with the same dilemma…What am I going to write that will do this album justice? Lets just keep things simple; it’s fuckin’ awesome. The Grasshopper Lies Heavy is an amorphous beast that mixes sludge, post-rock, psychedelic, and krautrock to create music that fluctuates from pulverizing heaviness to ethereal serenity. Normally when bands try and pull off something like this, it ends up as shitty, jangley post-metal, but these dudes do it right. Not only is this one of the most progressive sludge albums I’ve heard, but just as heavy tunes, it’s rad. 
Go get it…

The Grasshopper Lies Heavy - All Sadness, Grinning Into Flow lp

So, All Sadness, Grinning Into Flow has been on my phonograph for a few weeks now and each time I listen to it I’m faced with the same dilemma…What am I going to write that will do this album justice? Lets just keep things simple; it’s fuckin’ awesome. The Grasshopper Lies Heavy is an amorphous beast that mixes sludge, post-rock, psychedelic, and krautrock to create music that fluctuates from pulverizing heaviness to ethereal serenity. Normally when bands try and pull off something like this, it ends up as shitty, jangley post-metal, but these dudes do it right. Not only is this one of the most progressive sludge albums I’ve heard, but just as heavy tunes, it’s rad. 


Go get it…