CR200 - SPECIAL EDITION BOX SET
Beats Per Minute
by Colin Joyce
CR200 - SPECIAL EDITION BOX SETRochester seems a weird place, if Carbon Records is any indication. This local noise label, started in 1994, has long specialized in bringing the best leftfield tunes that the upstate NY town has to offer, and with CR200 they've released a...
splitKiller split from two aQ faves. Gate is Michael Morley of NZ noise rockers the Dead C, and his side here sounds like it could have been plucked right off his classic The Dew Line record, a creepy, lurching noise...
SweatsGot three new releases from the Carbon label on this week's list, one being this kick ass one sided silk screened 12" from an outfit called Green Dreams, who take old school AmRep style noise rock and inject it with some...
Not So Heavy / Pollock Dracula
Not So Heavy / Pollock DraculaBrand new super limited 7" from this awesomely monikered drum and bass duo, and like their previous lp, I Wish My Wife Was This Dirty, these two jams deliver some seriously stripped down, doom / sludge / noise rock minimalism. The bass super...
splitEvery year on Record Store Day, there's inevitably a record from psychedelic space rockers Bardo Pond, and every year, it's SO limited, we barely get any, and thus there are a lot of disappointed BP fans. This year was more...
the nature of systems
the nature of systemsIn addition to drumming with Terrastock 1 performers, Hilkka, Joe Tunis also runs the Rochester, NY-based Carbon Records label and loops tapes and other exotic electrical and "found" instruments as leader of the algebraic equation, Joe+N (where n= his number...
i don't think the dirt belongs to the grass
by Keith Fullerton Whitman
i don't think the dirt belongs to the grasstriple-disc compilation celebrating 12+ years of joe tunis' (Joe+N) carbon records label... spiralling out one disc at a time from rochester, ny, first to the rest of the usa, then to the rest of the world... a very nice thing:...
by Brad Rose
19041904. 100 years ago. I can't imagine anyone back then thought the advancements in music technology that have happened in that time would have ever been possible. Entente Cordiale are another new addition to the fantastic Carbon imprint. This short release contains...
by Adam GrantEver attempt to Google the word Pengo before? If you have, chances are you found websites dedicated to the video game, information about a form of Hungarian currency, and maybe even a German techno music label. If you dig a...
Delusions of Adequacy
by Jeff Marsh
estate saleOn their third release and second full-length, the Rochester musicians in Hinkley offer a brilliant album of perfectly produced, stylistically diverse pop music that is sure to find widespread appreciation if given the opportunity. If every city has its band...
Kites With Broken Strings
Two Way Monologues
Kites With Broken StringsA lot of people have a tough time understanding how I can appreciate watching baseball, golf or even (gasp!) curling as much as I do, and I can understand that. The reality is that those activities just move too slowly...
Alchemy and Bullshit
by David Keenan
Alchemy and BullshitHeaviest slab yet served from the gob of this Rochester-based unit, with two beautifully packaged CD-Rs that bridge the gulf between the early American hobbyist art/action goofs that defined the three-piece incarnation to the heavy psychedelic post-Airway gravity that...
- - http://www.carbonrecords.com/reviews/vital-weekly - Vital Weekly
- - http://www.carbonrecords.com/reviews/the-wire-2 - The Wire
- - http://www.carbonrecords.com/reviews/freak-animal - Freak Animal
- - http://www.carbonrecords.com/reviews/city-newspaper-8 - City Newspaper
- - http://www.carbonrecords.com/reviews/ithaca-underground - Ithaca Underground
- - http://www.carbonrecords.com/reviews/weirdo-records-2 - Weirdo Records