XPeriments from Dark Phoenix – Hans Zimmer

You’ve heard Hans Zimmer in movies, creating the soundtrack to epic stories, but, on this album, he lets loose and writes a love letter to music itself. They could never put these songs in a superhero film for obvious reasons and I’m okay with that; this work is innovative, wacky, pretentious, and attention-grabbing. At times,Continue reading “XPeriments from Dark Phoenix – Hans Zimmer”

Love Death Immortality – The Glitch Mob

You may know the Glitch Mob from their incredible original songs “Fortune Days”, “We Can Make the World Stop”, and “Animus Vox”; their collaboration with Ramin Djawadi on the television show Person of Interest; or their epic remix of “Seven Nation Army”. I’m here to tell you today that you should know their more fast-paced,Continue reading “Love Death Immortality – The Glitch Mob”

Piano – EP – Yvette Young

A lot of people get mad when you call an EP made in 2019 classical, so it’s nice to be able to call an album of piano and violin something: piano math rock. I’m not going to get into any of the changing time signatures, as the constant rhythmic innovations of these beautiful compositions areContinue reading “Piano – EP – Yvette Young”

And Grace Will Lead Me Home – Mark Kroos

If you liked Disasterpeace’s Rise of the Obsidian Interstellar, you should check out these instrumental bluegrass-influenced clean guitar tracks. I first discovered Mark Kroos’ work in video form; he plays two guitar necks at once using tapping, and it’s really cool to watch. (Check out his playthrough of “Smoke & Mirrors” here.) His musical compositionsContinue reading “And Grace Will Lead Me Home – Mark Kroos”

Moonflower – MixAndMash

You probably only know one song on this album, their extremely good cover of Jack Stauber’s “Buttercup”. Well, guess what, the whole thing’s amazing, from the moment the cymbal comes in on “Dead Weight” to the isolated royal harlequin vibes of “Cascade”. (I don’t know which songs on this album are covers.) Along with “Cascade”,Continue reading “Moonflower – MixAndMash”