Archive for February 2010

V/A – FANTASTIC MR. FOX – Original Soundtrack

February 14, 2010

I’m not usually a big fan of movie soundtracks but I always enjoy the ones to Wes Anderson movies, probably because the songs work together to create an overall theme. The soundtrack to his latest movie, Fantastic Mr. Fox, is an enjoyable romp through whimsical sounds and it may also drill the chants of “Boggis, […]

CHRIS JOSS – Monomaniacs Vol. 1

February 13, 2010

Monomaniacs Vol. 1 is the sixth album from Chris Joss, who is originally from France. It’s another highly entertaining instrumental affair from Joss. No lyrics here, just 12 awesome, funk-influenced, 70’s-vibed cuts. There’s enough sounds mixed in to keep anyone occupied for a while trying to pick through all the layers. There’s even some Indian […]

ERNEST GONZALES – Been Meaning To Tell You

February 7, 2010

When I first heard of this album, it was described as “electronic.” I haven’t been listening to a lot of “electronic” music lately but the cover art was too amazing for me to pass this up without a listen. The artwork was made by having a number of artists each illustrate what they saw after […]

MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK – My Dinosaur Life

February 6, 2010

My recent interest in pop-punk bands (see: Blink 182) led me to pick up the latest release from this Minneapolis band. Referred to as “a leading light in the punk-pop genre” on the AllMusic site, I figured I might as well try them out. My Dinosaur Life is the band’s fourth full-length album and their […]