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Album Review: Josh Martinez

Blotto (Camobear)


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[SUBTLY ODD HIP-HOP] Collaborations with the bat-shit Awol One and Oldominion’s Sleep set transplanted Portlander Josh Martinez on firm experimental footing. But in his case, it’s more a min   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 DAVE CANTOR

Album Review: Mimicking Birds

Eons (Glacial Pace)


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[CELESTIAL FOLK] In 2009, before the release of its first album, Mimicking Birds opened for Glacial Pace label boss Isaac Brock’s band, Modest Mouse, at Crystal Ballroom, and the audience chat   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Fractal Quintet

Precipieces (PJCE Records)


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[JAZZ FUSION] The Portland Jazz Composers’ Ensemble’s record label continues to refresh the city’s jazz discography with a diverse range of monthly releases that usually veer beyond straig   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 BRETT CAMPBELL

Album Review: Agalloch

The Serpent & the Sphere (Profound Lore)


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[FOLK METAL] When Portland’s folk-metal quartet Agalloch released its new single, “Celestial Effigy,” the website MetalSucks wrote, “I’ve yet to meet a person who says, ‘Nah, I don’t   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 CAT JONES

Album Review: Hot Victory

Hot Victory (Eolian Empire)


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[CLASHING ROBOTS] This is all a horrible, chemical dream, from the savage drumming to the woozy electronic manipulations. After releasing Triangulum Australe a few years ago, the duo of Caitlin    More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 DAVE CANTOR

Album Review: Black Prairie

Fortune (Sugar Hill)


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[ROOTS RAWK] If a side project is lucky, there will come a time when the term “side project” no longer applies. It often begins when the band takes on a character rivaling that of the projects   More
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 BRANDON WIDDER

Album Review: Sleep

Oregon Failure (Oldominion)


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[PO-HOP] On the first verse of “Rap Rehab,” a playfully introspective track on Oregon Failure, the newest album from Portland MC Sleep, the 37-year-old poses a question that most rappers undou   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 REED JACKSON

Album Review: Illmaculate

Clay Pigeons (Sandpeople Music)


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[ANXIOUS RAP] “It must have been a mix-up,” Illmaculate says three minutes into Clay Pigeons, after pummeling the listener with relentless bars dumped over a piano-led Lou Reed sample. “I th   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Shook Twins

What We Do (Curlypinky)


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[INDIE FOLK] Shook Twins’ latest release, What We Do, doesn’t capture the hazy pleasantness between wakefulness and sleep so much as the emotional instability of the dream. It rises and falls    More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 KAITIE TODD

Album Review: Golden Retriever

Seer (Thrill Jockey)


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[PLATINUM IMPROV] It’s not whether these sounds are fitted together right, it’s just that they’re fitted together. Golden Retriever, comprising locals Jonathan Sielaff on bass clarinet and M   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 DAVE CANTOR
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