Midwest Product


July 23, 2002

Alternative/Indie Rock

Taking the cold synth feel from New Order and incorporating live drum tracks (reminiscent of their geographic neighbors Tortoise), Midwest Product's debut bloops and grooves with a unique hybrid of electronic and organic sounds. Alternating between glitchy and funky, the presence is unobtrusive and atmospheric enough to be background music but complex and textured enough to reward listeners on headphones.

- Zac Johnson

John Martyn

Grace & Danger


British Folk-Rock

A hi-fi classic with some fantastic playing, Martyn's 1980 release offers terse, honest songwriting that reflects on the end of his marriage backed by a tight band that includes Phil Collins on drums.

- Timothy Monger