Wednesday, October 24, 2007


as foolish knight already mentioned over in his blog, heima looks like it will be absolutely fantastic. Expect gorgeous cinematography and incredible, incredible music. Also, the cover art for the dvd as well as the cd was taken by a pinhole polaroid, one of my recent obsessions.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

several ( [relatively] contemporary ) artists i like

Brett Helquist

Stanley Donwood

Stuart Hamilton

Robert Vizzini

Emily Golden

Bill Watterson

Emile Bayard

E.H. Shepard

and many others that i'm not thinking of right now

Sunday, October 21, 2007

...and of course, less than three hours after i post that, it starts snowing.

curse you, colorado. I will have my vengeance.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

( baby, i was born on a train )

hey hey hi.

I considered doing an album review of a pretty awesome EP by They Might Be Giants that I just found, but I don't really feel like it. SO I'll just tell you that it's really quirky and fun. I give it... 4 out of 5. It's called "Why Does The Sun Shine? (The Sun Is A Mass Of Incandescent Gas)".

Seth and I played to-night, and it was undoubtedly our best performance yet. We got lots of applause, and it felt pretty awesome. We just need to make a recording now... and write some more songs.

You should come see us sometime (if you're in colorado).

Fall is magical. It's like the last burst of life before winter....

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

yesterday i woke up sucking on a lemon

so it's out. feel free to post your thoughts on it, but don't write any huge spoilers, as i'm waiting for the vinyl in december...

Friday, October 5, 2007

music review : an accidental memory in the case of death ( eluvium )

The first thing I noticed about this album is the cover art - a brilliant job by Jeannie Lynn Paske. It captures sort of the essence of this EP, which is a rare accomplishment for the cover of an album.

The music is strictly solo piano, which somewhat melds modern post-rock leanings with minimalist classical ideas. Philip Glass was obviously a huge influence on this album. 

It opens with a piece reminiscent of Mae's prologue to The Everglow. The next song carries this on, as well. From there it goes into darker territory, with the splendid "Perfect Neglect in a Field of Statues", which explores more emotionally driven sentiments. "Nepenthe" adds more dissonance to the formula than we've seen earlier on the album. "In a Sense" parallels the second track, "Genius and the Thieves" in terms of chord progression but augments the ideas and contemplates them more. Moving us back toward resolution is "The Well-Meaning Professor", which builds slowly over seven and a half minutes toward a beautiful climax. A ten-second break between the tracks lets you absorb it, before restating the thesis of the album in "An Accidental Memory in the Case of Death". All in all, a good EP, but it never evolves enough to fully hold your attention.

3.9 / 5