Reviews

  • can you find your what

    Modisti

    can you find your what

    [ Antony Milton and Joe+N - can you find your what CDR ]Starting out from what could be described as a 'textural guitar drone scene', this duo explores the possibilities of such a medium using a greater scope in terms...
  • Pengo

    Smooth Assailing

    Pengo - Toadstools amongst the tombstones 12"Damn, i decided to take a bit of a siesta on pengo after climbs the holy mountain, and now they've gone and cut an absolutely fantastic record. i'm waking up just in time, it...
  • leaves and needles

    Foxy Digitalis

    by Cory Card

    leaves and needles

    Deciduous vs Conifer is the quiet, non-electronically enhanced improvising trio of Joe Tunis (Carbon Records, Joe+N), Chris Reeg (Blood and Bone Orchestra) and R. Scott Oliver. The three employ a wide variety of instrumentation across the two extended tracks;...
  • Buck Again

    Foxy Digitalis

    by Scott Downing

    Buck Again

    "Bucked Again" is the first full-length from Kelli Shay Hicks, following last year's three song ep, "Bucked." Reviews for that disc inevitably focused on the fact that it was produced in a handful of remote locations by independent film maker...
  • Joe+N

    Vital Weekly

    by Jliat

    Joe+N's 3inch has two pieces of guitar, steel strings? Either de-tuned or tuned to some exotic scale? and looped melodica which unfortunately for me sounded at times a little like a harmonica, especially on the second of the two...
  • Joe+N

    Heathen Harvest

    by empty j

    [Joe+N - Head Cold - Dirty Demos(UK)]Carbon Records is one of the more adventurous resources for homemade experimental music based in the U.S. This label / distribution outfit always has some interesting offerings, often international releases that...
  • Walking the Red Road

    Foxy Digitalis

    by Cory Card

    Walking the Red Road

    Chicago area guitarist/sound artist John Charlton 's debut "Walking the Red Road," is deep study into the very nature of the guitar; incorporating its past, present and potential future within a span of 40 minutes. The tracks range in style...
  • Crush the Junta

    Crucial Blast

    the curse of abraham

    Just found out about this new trio from Rochester, NY, which includes Joe Tunis somewhere in it's lineup. When the fuck does this guy sleep? In addition to running the massive avant-noise label and mailorder Carbon, doing one-day tours where...
  • the recognition of common interests

    Crucial Blast

    the recognition of common interests

    Rochester free-rockers Entente Cordiale return with their first "real" CD after a couple of CD-R releases that were well received over here at Crucial Blast HQ. Exploring themes of alliance and collaboration, Entente Cordiale (named after a historical agreement created...
  • 100 yrs

    Crucial Blast

    100 yrs

    More formless, heavy amp-drone jams from the Rochester-based group Entente Cordiale. 100 yrs is made up of two long, untitled tracks...the first features a gradually building storm of shambling free-guitar-noise, lots of mangled, howling feedback, and loud vibratory drones emitting...
  • 1904

    Crucial Blast

    1904

    This single-track, 23 minute disc contains some excellent, gluey, guitar-based improvised drones that sort of bridge the gap between Earth 2 and the celestial sludgy krautrock of SKULLFLOWER's Orange Canyon Mind, with thick rumbling feedback dripping slowly over swells of repetitious chords...
  • the curse of abraham

    Foxy Digitalis

    by Cory Card

    the curse of abraham

    Made up of two tracks "Curse of Abraham" is the first full length CDR by Crush the Junta; a trio that bring forth a blend of pounding doom-inflected sludge with hints of math and indie rock weaving their way in...
  • - 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