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MIDWAY FAIR, THE HABIT OF FEAR

For a band who named one of their guitars the “Don Quixotecaster” you can imagine story, and fantastical story telling in particular, is a lynch pin. From the musical city of Baltimore, and playing for at least the last decade at clubs and festivals, Midway Fair has a sound akin to Grateful Dead, or TomContinue reading “MIDWAY FAIR, THE HABIT OF FEAR”

COUNTING CLOCKS, IDLE MEMORIES

For an album that “implores the listener to think back to their youth and explore vulnerability, nostalgia, innocence and most of all, mortality,” Counting Clocks’ ambient/industrial album Idle Memories off of Halifax, Nova Scotia record label Sleep Goblin, does this best by combining everyday sounds (like wind and footsteps, banging metal and people’s voices distortedContinue reading “COUNTING CLOCKS, IDLE MEMORIES”

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WHY PRISM REVIEWS?

Digging these albums

like ancient bones

for what they signify,

my relationship with music

has become archaeological.

If there is one human story,

I’ll find it by adding up

a million of them.

Feel the pain and pleasure,

the drowning and rising

of guitars and guts.

I’m lost and found,

over and over again.

There’s so much power

In these stories.

But like a movie:

even better

With a soundtrack.