Mark Tester “Oblivion Rhythms Revisited”

Mark Tester has become one of those artists whose new work I will always make a point to check out. Whether it’s solo, in his fantastic duo recordings with Landon Caldwell, or contributions to the inimitable Crazy Doberman, Tester is an uncategorizable force. He can do it all (check out this stellar compilation he and Caldwell put together, for example) and he always keeps me guessing.  For … Continue reading Mark Tester “Oblivion Rhythms Revisited”

Thom Nguyen “Imago Ossuary”

Guitar, or in this case bass, tone is one of many things I obsess over, but it’s been even more at the forefront of my mind in recent months. While I usually think of Thom Nguyen as a drummer (his incredible SIGE album from earlier this year is the main culprit), Imago Ossuary is a full-body experience. Percussive elements are few and far between on this cathartic 11-minute piece, … Continue reading Thom Nguyen “Imago Ossuary”