Tag: Storm Corrosion

Albums From the First Half of 2012 That Are Good

Albums From the First Half of 2012 That Are Good

Music
As I've mentioned previously in this here blog space, I've largely gotten out of the album review game. Unless a record really moves or I have something I really need to say, I'm gonna just wait to the customary year-end period to share my thoughts. But if you're impatient, you can always subscribe to my in-progress Spotify playlist. That said, here's a rundown of some records released in 2012 that I've been digging on, either a little or a lot (along with song clips where appropriate). The Beach Boys, That's Why God Made the Radio Django Django, Django Django Air, Le voyage dans la lune Ryan Shaw, Real Love Prong, Carved Into Stone Rush, Clockwork Angels Storm Corrosion, Storm Corrosion Jack White, Blunderbuss Imperial State Electric, Pop War Lambchop, Mr. M The Ex...
Listening Booth — Storm Corrosion, “Drag Ropes”

Listening Booth — Storm Corrosion, “Drag Ropes”

Listening Booth, Music
If you're a fan of either Porcupine Tree or Opeth, you've known for  years of the great musical kinship between Steven Wilson and Mikael Åkerfeldt. They've guested, produced, or mixed on each other's band's albums, but only now do we get the first true collaboration between them -- the self-titled debut of the Storm Corrosion project. I've listened to the album several times already and it's utterly engrossing. It sounds little like Porcupine Tree or Opeth, which is a good thing. The only time you really get a sense of the other bands is in Åkerfeldt's guitar playing, which is reminiscent of Opeth's more mellow moments. Anyway, one of my favorite songs on Storm Corrosion is the first one -- and lead single --"Drag Ropes." I don't know how to describe it other than the lost soundtrack