Archive for the 'Reviews' Category

Enumclaw review

Nice review of the Enumclaw LP from the kind heads at Terrascope!

Here

“for all into meditative music”

Solid new review of the Tathagatta DNA/RNA 2 cdr set over at Foxy Digitalis. Allow me to cut and paste my favorite bits…

Says Peter Taylor of Foxy Digitalis,

“Bubbling electronics and damped sound forge hypnotic noises.”

“Mirages of melodies are dissolved in reverb and white noise.”

“A very hypnotic side with some of the greatest live synth resonance put to CD-R this year.”

“a journey well worth treading and a high recommendation for all into meditative music. 7/10″

Full review here, and you can pick up a copy over in the shop, of course.

Palimpsest Piles up Deeply

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Happy new year lovers, and sincere wishes for a prosperous 2008 to you all! In lieu of making a “Best of 2007″ list, I’ve been involved in a mass copying and pasting ritual here on the Honeymoon site. Going back through all the old news posts from before we were all up in the web 2.0 business is bringing back some deep, vintage memories. I’m still looking for the news items from June 2004- November 2005, but here are some choice entries from what’s been unearthed so far.

10 outa 10

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Sweet new review of the Niagara Falls / Clear Spots split from Erica Rucker at Foxy Digitalis…

“Whose idea was it to take ambient music past ambient and into a less Yanni, more “drone” sound? Where can I sign up to thank them? The Niagara Falls split release with The Clear Spots is reason enough to do so. Niagara tends to find its groove pretty early and settle into it. However unlike some artists who find that groove and beat you with it, Niagara never does. The other things going on keep everything fresh and interesting enough. “Play Spiral Isles” is exactly enough and never too much or too little. The air/space in the songs is quite welcome. On “Notochord” the hollow sound of the chimes immediately transports the listener somewhere breezy and tropical, at times tribal. There is also something almost classical in the presentations of their songs. Perhaps the song structure; the way certain elements are used as refrains, or as a sort of foundation a la Canon style.”

Full review HERE

The Antique Barking Swirls of Dawn

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We are oh so very pleased to present to you The Antique Barking Swirls of Dawn, by Golden Ball. As always, ye shoppe is the place to get some.

    Smother.net says…”Folk rock anthems that are mighty and higher than you’d have imagined. Bits and pieces of abstract neurotically precise percussion are dangled out throughout Golden Ball’s fantastic follow-up to their “The Luxury of Pause”. This is good music for good music’s sake.”

Ok? The good Lord Whimsy had this to say…

    “Simultaneously eerie, antic, and intimate, this cryptic, absurdist psychedelia cracks open the modest to find the epic–singing anthems that bring to mind the bizarre microcosms all around us. Sounds bloom, quiver, shrivel, break apart. Orchid totems are proudly planted atop the summits of anthills, and matchbook boats with maple leaf sails set off for the Arctic Circle…”

Ok.

We’ll be celebrating the release at Johnny Brenda’s on March 24th with the righteous dudes of Sorted! We recommend purchasing yrself an advanced ticket.

A Piece of the Feather

Summer’s almost gone…Loving new review of Peacefeather on the always poignant Foxy Digitalis.

Kind Words From Beautiful People

Noiseweek on Peacefeather
Terrascope on Niagara Falls
Foxy Digitalis on Niagara Falls
Foxy Digitalis spotlights Honeymoon Music