KOUKOUVAYA, THEE: This Is the Mythology of Modern Death: CD

Super pretentious album titles and taking forever to actually start the first song is not a good starting off point for a review album. Oh, wait, that was the song. It just never got off the ground. Five minutes of vaguely 4AD-sounding drone and ambient noise does not a compelling sound make. You are not Cranes. Things don’t get better the rest of the way through. If you just cannot get enough of mid-’90s post-rock with ambient and dancey overtones, here is yet another addition to the stack.

 –Mike Frame (Saint Marie, saintmarierecords.com)