Monthly Archives: December 2015

Album Review: Aaron Semer – Love Amidst Collapse

Aaron Semer – Love Amidst Collapse (2015, Knick Knack Records) Seattle songwriter Aaron Semer describes his debut Love Amidst Collapse as “a campfire at the end of time.” The songs on Love Amidst Collapse are both familiarly rustic and oddly … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 42 Songs: 3844 – The Meaning of Life

3844 is, in fact, Mr. Christopher Hydinger, whose songs as the Music of Grayface have appeared on Ball of Waxes going back years. As I’ve written elsewhere, the Music of Grayface’s “Averybriefstory” was the highlight of an extremely strong Volume 5 for … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 42 Songs: LEGEND OF SKELL – The Meaning of Life

LEGEND OF SKELL’s take on the meaning of life is the most metal thing I can remember hearing on any Ball of Wax; it’s eight-plus minutes of thundering awesomeness – a welcome breath of molten air. First, who – or … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 42 Songs: Invasion Boys – The Meaning of Life

Longtime Ball of Wax listeners should be familiar with the work of Mr. Kelly Minnis, formerly of Seattle but now well established in College Station, Texas. Kelly first showed up way back on Volume 1 with his long-running solo electronic … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 42 Songs: KAPtN AtAK, Strong Like Woman – The Meaning of Life

Lest you fear Ball of Wax 42 had surrendered entirely to the introspective and the mellow after its rump-shaking kickoff, KAPtN AtAK (aka Kelly Dale of Strong Like Woman) is here to bring the party back – the Meaning of … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 42 Songs: Ju. – El Sentido de la Vida

Madrid’s Ju. (pronounced, I assume, like the English word ‘who,’ but I could be mistaken) is the newest international addition to the Ball of Wax coterie, and I couldn’t be more pleased to have them. The band first came to … Continue reading

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