October 7th, 2016 | Album reviews

Love and War
Alpha Pup

Gorgeous and perfectly executed, dark and brooding, heavy yet bouyant, Mast has disrupted typical ideas of composition. With crazy guitars and elegant keys, strong bass and furious drums, this album fits the times perfectly—it’s a heavy dose of hard truth. The album is set like a play, with characters and landscape coming to life, and Tim Conley excels at every sonic idea he puts his hand to. With friends and compatriots from the realms of jazz and electronica providing support, the artist and his pals weave a massive collection of songs built around a complex story of finding, losing, and learning. Life goes where it wants to, as does this album.

—Daniel Sweetland