Fasten your extra-soft Ambient belts for an armchair siesta with this week’s review of Sommer by Deepchord. Then, after taking on our most pared-down work to date, we discuss the broad artistic movement of Minimalism — when “less is more”, and when there’s an excess of “less”!
Tonight we take a short breather from album reviews to direct our attention toward the foremost film score composer of our time — the stalwart master of his craft, John Williams. Joining us for this very special epis-”ode” is returning guest Nate Rider (of the Average Intelligence Podcast), armed with his vast knowledge of film and pop culture. Together, we discuss John Williams’ major works, the films at large, the scope of his contributions, and the films’ greater cultural impact.
Don’t Quit Your Night Job is returning to NYC! A few days after The 24 Hour Plays® on Broadway opens (and closes), you can venture on up to 54 Below for even more wacky theatrical goodness.
Here are some excellent reasons to see DQYNJ:
1. It bills itself as an event “where Broadway and improv meet…and make out!”
2. It’s co-hosted by The 24 Hour Musicals alumni (and all around awesome folks) Celia Keenan-Bolger and Steve Rosen.
3. It’s guest starring The 24 Hour Plays® alum (and all around awesome guy) Zachary Levi.
4. Proceeds benefit Open Doors, TDF’s arts mentoring program for students.
5. Review reasons 1-4.
See you there!
A splash of Metal, a dose of Prog, a pinch of Post-rock, and a heap of adventure! That’s the bolognese that is The Migration by Scale the Summit. Join us for this intense review, followed by an equally intense discussion on “theme” vs. “arc.” Frequently lumped together in album reviews, these core components aren’t always holding hands, nor are they so clear-cut. What’s the distinction? Is one more important than the other? More questions and (some) answers in this week’s jam-packed episode.
I’m afraid we’re one “6″ short of making this episode truly frightening, but nonetheless, a Happy Halloween from Crash Chords! At long last, we return to deliver our review ofAM by Arctic Monkeys. Then comes thereally scary part: a long-winded reflection on why we have to be so darn long-winded all the time. Should critical analysis be an exercise in brevity or longevity? We’ll do the spitballing; you decide!
This week’s review is powered by… nobody. We’re unplugging our hearts and minds to dissect the electric-gone-acoustic album,The Life Acoustic by Everlast. Then, be sure to stick around for the big joke: So… three hosts, 62 albums, and a hell of a lot of genres walk into a podcast… and, well, you’ll have to listen in to hear how they fare. That’s right, it’s a blind genre-guessing test! Just a little experiment on interpretation and categorization. Try it yourself for fun and post your claim in the comments! (No Wiki-ing though.)
This week we’re trekking back to Electronica — this time in the loosest sense with Alison Goldfrapp emerging more as a “crooness” in her and Will Gregory’s latest release. So, come and join us in this review of Goldfrapp’s Tales of Us, followed by a discussion on what a “hook” means to us and how the definition seems to fluctuate depending on who you talk to.