Conceived and brought to fruition by William Lemon III, the debut of Moon & Moon is an epic avant-rock story that tells seven perspectives of one king’s war with himself. The album’s music, storyline, and varied textures create an enveloping atmosphere, over which seven-year-old Olivia Galarza narrates the story.
It’s a stunning, adventurous work that includes guest spots by pianist Lou Rogai (Lewis & Clarke), bassist Jay Hudak (An Albatross), and vocalist Stephonik Youth.
Follow this link for streaming audio of the entire album.
Two years after their major-label debut, LA rockers The Bronx are back with another (semi-) eponymous album that combines modern punk with throwback rock ‘n’ roll.
This effort, (III), comes via the group’s self-serving record label, White Drugs, and presents another dose of furious rock tunes. Supposedly, a mariachi album called El Bronx is also on the way.
The Bronx: “History’s Stranglers” (The Bronx II)
Revolutionary Ensemble: s/t (Enja)
Originally active in the early and mid-1970s, the Revolutionary Ensemble was a three-piece improvisatory group that relied heavily on free jazz and experimentation. The group reformed earlier this decade and released The Psyche in 2004; now, after the 2007 passing of violinist Leroy Jenkins, the group has a final offering.
First released as a surround-sound bonus disc to 2004 album Terrifyer, Pig Destroyer’s 35-minute doom soundscape Natasha gets a separate digipack release from Relapse. With a sad story told by vocalist JR Hayes, Natasha stands in contrast to the group’s faster grind material.
Pig Destroyer: “Thought Crime Spree” (Phantom Limb)