Back with their first original album since 2011’s Green Naugahyde, as well as the return of drummer Tim Alexander, Primus released The Desaturating Seven last September. The LP draws its inspiration from the beautifully bizarre 1978 children’s book The Rainbow Goblins; a book that could have been easily transformed into an old-school Disney classic.
Has it really been 25 years since Amused To Death, the last Roger Waters solo release (not counting his 2005 opera Ça Ira)?
When considering the sum total of a half century’s output, Waters doesn’t owe you a thing. His integrity coupled with renowned hardheadedness likely wouldn’t have allowed for a full-scale Floyd reunion beyond 2005’s one-off Live Aid appearance; conversely a lesser artist (or bandmate) may have opted to wring the udders dry for one final monster arena tour payday. Read More
Guitarists Barry Cleveland Richard Pinhas have released their new EP on Cuneiform Records. The duo brought in bass virtuoso Michael Manring and drummer/percussionist Celso Alberti to complete the 4-track collection which was recorded, mixed and produced by Barry Cleveland. Read More
Paying homage. These days it’s what Primus founder Les Claypool does best.
After a limited run of only 3000 copies on 10″ vinyl for a Record Store Day release, Lime And Limpid Green from the Claypool Lennon Delirium is slated for an upcoming digital release. So now there is no excuse not to have it on repeat. Read More
Tom Jenkinson of Squarepusher put together a live band playing fast-tempo jazz fusion, including versions of some of his early tracks. For San Francisco Bay Area fans, Shobaleader One will be playing June 27th at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley. You know we’ll be there.
Bringing their unusual form of instrumental rock back to the forefront, the San Francisco Bay Area based Illogistical Resource Dept. have reissued their debut album Catharsis. Read More
The new electronic based EP from Suboculis is the first solo project by bassist, Dan Menapace. The tracks blend electronic and acoustic instruments saturated with dark rhythmic noise which creates a sound that’s beautiful yet grotesque. Read More