Archive for the General Category

A New Direction

Posted in General on June 21, 2009 by monopolyphonic

Hey there, people.

So, I’ve procured some new recording gear, and am now intent on taking this blog in a bit of a different direction. Where to, you may ask?

Well, you’ll just have to wait til Friday.

Stay tuned…


Two Tons of Metal (and then some)

Posted in General on June 14, 2009 by monopolyphonic

Hey all!

So, anyone who’s read this more than a few times knows that I’m a metal fan. Though apparently, I’m not a very good one – several key albums slipped through the cracks of this blog, and this is something I’m going to rectify. So, from now until June 23rd, I’m going to be covering a metal album a day (now that I’ve successfully procured all the albums in question – hat tip: Reckless Records and Metal Haven). This is the perfect week to do it, as the two highest profile releases for me next week are new albums from Finnish death legends Amorphis and Polish prog-metallers Riverside. Rokk!

I’m going to kick things off by posting some Bad Phone Pictures of the Isis/Pelican/Keelhaul show from this past Friday. Then, it’s time reviewing. Stay tuned…

A Quick Break

Posted in General on February 11, 2009 by monopolyphonic

Hey all,

Just wanted to let you all now that I’m gonna be taking a break for the rest of the week, as I’ve so far gotten everything I’ve wanted to cover, covered. But there’s a lot coming up on the horizon: you can expect some more Bad Phone Pictures on Monday, and a metric ton of new albums come out Tuesday, so that’ll keep me plenty busy for awhile.

Later all. I’ll be back!

New Category: Bad Phone Pictures!

Posted in General on February 1, 2009 by monopolyphonic

Hey all,

So, I’m going to expand this blog out just a bit by posting pictures of concerts that I attend. The catch? All of these pictures will be taken with my cell phone. We’ll see if I can’t get some interesting shots off with a limited piece of technology.

Though this category won’t be updated as frequently as my reviews are, if I go to a show, expect pictures. The first set, from the Les Savy Fav show at the Church of the Epiphany, will be up tomorrow.

The Inauguration of Hi-Def Audio

Posted in General on February 11, 2008 by monopolyphonic

It’s official, folks. Hi-Def is the new “extreme!!” Or “xTREME!!” Or…whatever. I’ve got the first review for this site written. It’ll be up shortly. I should probably preface this by saying that I did intend to be a little bit more constructive with this review, but listening to the album in question was a real test of patience. I get a little hyperbolic, so try not to let that get to you, if that kind of thing, well, gets to you.