Salt Cathedral (Interview)

The songs off Salt Cathedral’s latest, Oom Velt, are richly dense and often futuristic affairs. The instrumentation on the EP is vast in the way of electron clouds. Made up of many swirling but intertwined parts, the music creates something seemingly impenetrable, a gorgeous and shimmering base layer, which on closer inspection reveals an astonishing openness… Continue reading Salt Cathedral (Interview)

Tiny Hazard (Interview)

Tiny Hazard isn’t content to remind themselves of the better angels of our nature. At times delightfully angular, steeped in melody, they occasionally detour into dissonance, mining the darker parts of the human psyche too. The juxtaposition is a credit to Alena Spanger, who leads the band as singer, keyboardist and head songwriter. The Deli sat… Continue reading Tiny Hazard (Interview)

Archie Pelago (Interview)

Archie Pelago is the musical equivalent of a cyborg. Part programmed music, part live instrumentation, the trio is made up of three classically trained musicians, Hirshi (trumpet/DJ), Cosmo D (cello/Ableton) and Kroba (sax/Ableton). The music they create strikes a fine balance between the energy and precision of a DJ set and the dynamism and proficiency… Continue reading Archie Pelago (Interview)

The Gradients (Interview)

The Gradients: September 5, 2014 Shea Stadium Interview/FLAC/MP3/Streaming [Photo from the Studio at Webster Hall show by Stephen Balser, as featured on the band’s facebook page] The night of their self-titled and debut record release at Shea Stadium, I sat down with The Gradients, comprised of Charlie DY, Sammy Weissberg, Luca Ba, and J Boxer, to… Continue reading The Gradients (Interview)

Zula (Interview)

Zula released one of the more underrated albums of 2013, the spry This Hopeful, a sweet and well-produced pop album with electronic flourishes. The record was a damn fine confection of a debut LP, with just about everything you could want in such a debut. It had solid hooks, yet room to grow. Zula’s music has been described… Continue reading Zula (Interview)