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”

Landon Caldwell & Flower Head Ensemble “Simultaneous Systems”

Landon Caldwell is one of those artists that I keep seeing on all sorts of releases these days (like Foxy Digitalis fave Patrick Shiroishi). Considering the quality of all this work, though, I’m thankful. On Simultaneous Systems, the group finds cohesion and transcendence despite being states apart. Reminiscent of the Jusell, Prymek, Sage, Shiroishi recordings on, Simultaneous Systems veers into dreamier territories to find … Continue reading Landon Caldwell & Flower Head Ensemble “Simultaneous Systems”