You may wince when you hit play for the first time on Mending’s new single, “The Back Alley.” The duo leans on heavy drone feedback as its instrumentation, which gives this and others of their discography an uneasy, nonlinear storyline to follow. But when unwound, the thread is beautiful.  Mending have been releasing short EPs like the one that is about to drop on Friday since … Continue reading

Megadead presents melancholy on Benjamin Shaw’s terms

Photo by Aisha Latosski Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  You can cry if it’s your party, but what about when you’re just the guest? Benjamin Shaw encourages you to embrace reclusivity. He’s a musician with many facets, and on his new album, Megadead, he puts his left-field gloom to work. As part of the DIY, bedroom producer scene, Shaw’s biggest statements come … Continue reading Megadead presents melancholy on Benjamin Shaw’s terms

Exploring the Light in the Darkness with Big City Cough

sngalbums: Our most important life moments happen at night. It is a time of freedom. A time for moments of self-reflection. For expressions of love, internal and external. For quiet meditation. Toronto-native Sean Beresford, aka Big City Cough, channeled this wide-ranging, labyrinthine feeling into an entire record of ambient guitar picking, and aptly called it Born at Night. Beresford prides himself on being a night … Continue reading Exploring the Light in the Darkness with Big City Cough

Exploring Light in Darkness with Big City Cough

Our most important life moments happen at night. It is a time of freedom. A time for moments of self-reflection. For expressions of love, internal and external. For quiet meditation. Toronto-native Sean Beresford, aka Big City Cough, channeled this wide-ranging, labyrinthine feeling into an entire record of ambient guitar picking, and aptly called it Born at Night. Beresford prides himself on being a night owl. … Continue reading Exploring Light in Darkness with Big City Cough

sngalbums: Abandon the idea of discomfort. Minais B, also known as Villads Klint, is a Copenhagen-based artist whose new release will not allow you space for such a concept. As The River At Its Source is a sixteen minute long ambient drone manifesto, narrated by a woman with an alarmingly steady tone despite the chaos surrounding her. This record is confrontational, not unlike the musings of … Continue reading

As the River At Its Source by Minais B

Abandon the idea of discomfort. Minais B, also known as Villads Klint, is a Copenhagen-based artist whose new release will not allow you space for such a concept. As The River At Its Source is a sixteen minute long ambient drone manifesto, narrated by a woman with an alarmingly steady tone despite the chaos surrounding her. This record is confrontational, not unlike the musings of Jenny … Continue reading As the River At Its Source by Minais B