Sam Machkovech

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  • 9 years ago | Reviews

    The best Pacific Northwest album of the year is just a ferry ride away from Seattle, and perhaps the short distance (and free Canadian healthcare) was all it took for British Columbia's Shapes and Sizes to craft such a captivating love letter to t...

  • 9 years ago | Reviews

    Now that's what I'm talking about — an album title that gets to the point. Thing is, Cex (the perpetually transforming solo project/group/something helmed by Rjyan Kidwell) misleads: AF's toned-down slew of breakbeats, synths, and poppy guita...

  • 10 years ago | Reviews

    Say it with me: SOOF-yahn. Last year you could still get away with mispronouncing the symphonic folkie's first name. His previous two records, the sprawling Greetings from Michigan and the banjo-filled Seven Swans, were gorgeous works that never r...

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