Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Washed Out - Tour CD-R (2010)

So, to my knowledge, this is what Ernest Greene has been selling at his merch table at his shows. It's essentially a gift to his fans, and the number of followers is growing daily. On this, you'll find an eight-song collection of demos (the notable one here being a demo version of "You'll See It") and B-sides. Some of them may end up on an album or studio EP someday, while some tracks' only light will be on this CD-R. It's fantastic for what it is, and if you like hearing the raw versions of tracks without studio remastering/input and/or to hear how far Greene has come in such a short period, I recommend it.

Try it
To buy this, go to a show of his and check out the merch table

Marco Benevento - Between the Needles and Nightfall (2010)

Marco Benevento is an experimental piano player who stands at a unique place in the world of music. Halfway between jazz, indie rock, jam band, post-rock, and all other kinds of experimental sound wizardry, Benevento has consistently put out highly original and powerful music that defies classification. My first encounter with Benevento was at Oakland's famous jazz club Yoshi's. He played with bassist Reed Mathis and drummer Matt Chamberlin, the same line up featured on this album and they totally killed it. Benevento treats his piano like a prog musician treats his guitar. Hooked up to a huge rig of electronics and pedals he is able to get a huge range of sounds and create unique soundscapes on each track. Between the Needles and Nightfall is Benevento's third solo album. Ranging from slow beautiful ballads to fast paced jams full of bright and colorful electrified piano sounds this album never gets boring or monotonous. If you ever get a chance to see Benevento live I cannot stress just how fantastic of an experience it is. When I first saw him I'd never heard a single song by him, but he still kept me completely mesmerized throughout the performance. His skill as an improviser is out of this world.




Inaugural post


So yes, this is the OFFICIAL IGN Vestibule music blog. I'm cedarpoint13, better known to IGN users as GoUT120/WhiteWinterHymnal.

Other users who will be writing for us (I'll use the usernames):
The_Red_Agent (also known as 1qw3er5 on IGN)
(possibly) goblue5699 (AKA GoBlue32)
(possibly) bbd23

The gist of what we'll be doing:

Reviewing albums
Best-of lists
Other stuff we don't know about yet.

This is a work in progress; bear with us. For now, I'm glad to make this the inaugural post of LPC.