Album Review http://krcu.org en Album Review: UZU by Yamantaka // Sonic Titan http://krcu.org/post/album-review-uzu-yamantaka-sonic-titan <p></p><p>Yamantaka // Sonic Titan are something more than a band. They merge different genres, cultures, and media into intense and sometimes bewildering works of art including costume design, video games, and music. Their second album is titled <em>UZU</em> and begins with a serene tribute to Atalanta, a character from Greek mythology who was abandoned as an infant for being born a girl, nursed by bears and raised by hunters.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 19:58:28 +0000 Jason Brown 18509 at http://krcu.org Album Review: UZU by Yamantaka // Sonic Titan Album Review: A Hero's Lie http://krcu.org/post/album-review-heros-lie <p>Grey Reverend is the musical project of L.D. Brown, a singer-songwriter with a strong jazz background. He began playing saxophone at the age of 9 and when he was 22 he studied jazz guitar under the tutelage of the great Pat Martino. His aspirations to master the complex intricacies of the genre were thwarted by focal dystonia, a neurological disorder that affects fine motor skills. Determined not to give up music altogether, Brown focused his attention toward acoustic guitar and his voice, and has just released his second album under the Grey Reverend moniker, <em>A Hero’s Lie.</em></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:15:51 +0000 Jason Brown 16164 at http://krcu.org Album Review: A Hero's Lie Album Review: Jet Black Raider http://krcu.org/post/album-review-jet-black-raider <p></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:14:09 +0000 Jason Brown 14894 at http://krcu.org Album Review: Jet Black Raider Album Review: Patrick Sweany's Close To The Floor http://krcu.org/post/album-review-patrick-sweanys-close-floor <p>Patrick Sweany began his musical journey in acoustic blues, but quickly stepped over to electric sounds and was never shy about incorporating soul and R&amp;B. His latest record is titled <em>Close To The Floor </em>and the bluesman explores various dark themes including the gut-wrenching topic of premature death.</p><p></p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 17:56:43 +0000 Jason Brown 13303 at http://krcu.org Album Review: Patrick Sweany's Close To The Floor Album Review: The Uncluded's Hokey Fright http://krcu.org/post/album-review-uncludeds-hokey-fright <p>Kimya Dawson is a quirky lo-fi folk singer and Aesop Rock is a dexterous and dense rapper. The two have collaborated before, but <em>Hokey Fright</em> is their first full length album together.</p><p>This pairing makes sense because these two artists each have a conversational wisdom in their work. There’s a positivity to what they do: despite the heaviness of topics such as death, and not just the concept of death, but specific and personal examples involving someone one’s own age.</p><p></p> Wed, 15 May 2013 19:50:06 +0000 Jason Brown 10344 at http://krcu.org Album Review: The Uncluded's Hokey Fright