The Alcohol EPs [Silber, 2002] from Beta Music The song book about alcohol runneth over. Through the ages, artists and musicians have sought the spirit as lubricant and muse, extolling its faithfulness as a pick-me-up, and weeping over its slippery treachery. Nick Lowe mooned about Milk And Alcohol, Doc Pomus cleverly nicknamed it “the Doctor” […]

rivulets [Chair Kickers Union, 2002]; Rating: 8 from the Broken Face Rivulets is the moniker of Nathan Amundson, a new member of the very limited group of people that’s capable of channeling melancholia into sonic goodness. There’s a risk involved in presenting tense, folk-induced misery; that you take yourself too seriously thus distancing your music […]