All posts by Erik Burg

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James Blake, FaltyDL Live Show Review

When a concert at Portland venue Wonder Ballroom manages to sell out weeks in advance of the show, it can only mean one thing: the most zeitgeisty of artists must be coming to town. And sure enough, when it was announced that James Blake would be making his second appearance in as many years at...Read...
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James Blake – Overgrown Album Review

James Blake Overgrown (2013) Universal Republic Few artists are as conscious of their position in the music industry as James Blake. Seemingly spawned from the hype of music blogs and the irresistible “Limit To Your Love” cover which made him famous, Blake knows how volatile and fickle the wicked cycle of fame can be. But...Read...
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Record Store Day 2013: Recommended Releases

As Record Store Day celebrates its 6th anniversary, with vinyl sales posting decade high numbers in 2012, there’s no reason to think the yearly event won’t continue to expand in 2013, making the dash for collectors and fans alike an even more chaotic experience if you’re looking to score the most rare or exciting vinyl....
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Julian Lynch – Lines Album Review

Julian Lynch Lines Underwater Peoples (2013) As somebody who studies ethnomusicology at a major university, a scholarly pursuit I assumed was long since dead, Julian Lynch is probably more qualified to being writing this review than myself. His dedication to music both in regards to society and history is admirable, but it is Lynch’s own...Read...
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Blue Hawaii – Untogether Album Review

Blue Hawaii Untogether Arbutus Records (2013) Voice and space function as the two most important instruments on Untogether, a side project of Braids’ Raphaelle Standell-Preston and collaborator Alexander Cowan, their debut album as Blue Hawaii. That’s not to say that traditional composition — at least in terms of electronic music — doesn’t conquer all on...Read...
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Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse Album Review

Youth Lagoon Wondrous Bughouse Fat Possum Around the time Trevor Powers was set to release his first record for free, before Fat Possum or any other record label came calling — or rather, begging — there was an insatiable desire for home-recorded dream pop. Atlas Sound, Wild Nothing, Real Estate… the list goes on and...Read...
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