Piano in the Woods

Fall Music Preview: The Next 100

Back to work, back to school, back to the daily grind: shorter days, cooler nights and questions of how the summer flew by so fast.  Fortunately, our end-of-summer sadness is offset by the anticipation of fall music.  Some of the year’s

Piano in the Woods

Fall Music Preview: The Next 100

Back to work, back to school, back to the daily grind: shorter days, cooler nights and questions of how the summer flew by so fast.  Fortunately, our end-of-summer sadness is offset by the anticipation of fall music.  Some of the year’s

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Troy Schafer ~ Untitled No. 1

After releasing an excursion into solo violin, a “survey of a broken tape recorder” and a business card filled with five minutes of feedback, Troy Schafer returns to the wild experimentalism of his 2012 release, Supreme Happiness Forever.  That cassette packed multiple albums

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Troy Schafer ~ Untitled No. 1

After releasing an excursion into solo violin, a “survey of a broken tape recorder” and a business card filled with five minutes of feedback, Troy Schafer returns to the wild experimentalism of his 2012 release, Supreme Happiness Forever.  That cassette packed multiple albums

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Francisco López ~ untitled#281

Untitled #281 was created by extreme mutation and evolution of bird calls from original recordings carried out over a period of fifteen years (1995-2010) in multiple wilderness locations of Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Spain, South Africa, Costa Rica, Mexico, and

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Francisco López ~ untitled#281

Untitled #281 was created by extreme mutation and evolution of bird calls from original recordings carried out over a period of fifteen years (1995-2010) in multiple wilderness locations of Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Spain, South Africa, Costa Rica, Mexico, and

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Thomas Tilly ~ le Cébron / Statics and sowers

Summer and winter rest on opposite sides of opaque vinyl like opposing hemispheres.  Need to cool down?  Try Side A.  Shivering?  Flip to Side B.  There’s always different weather somewhere, and le Cébron / Statics and sowers is a reminder that

Thomas Tilly

Thomas Tilly ~ le Cébron / Statics and sowers

Summer and winter rest on opposite sides of opaque vinyl like opposing hemispheres.  Need to cool down?  Try Side A.  Shivering?  Flip to Side B.  There’s always different weather somewhere, and le Cébron / Statics and sowers is a reminder that

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Sean Hayward ~ Nowhere Found

The somewhat oxymoronic title of this debut album from guitarist and composer Sean Hayward makes more sense after a first listen. The nine pieces on Nowhere Found transport the listener across much of the globe, in a far-reaching sonic exploration

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Sean Hayward ~ Nowhere Found

The somewhat oxymoronic title of this debut album from guitarist and composer Sean Hayward makes more sense after a first listen. The nine pieces on Nowhere Found transport the listener across much of the globe, in a far-reaching sonic exploration

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Heinali ~ Music to Sleep Under Snow

This year’s winter-themed releases have been arriving before the autumn-themed releases, a strange turn of events for the Northern Hemisphere.  But Heinali‘s native Ukraine has been experiencing a political winter, which lends his latest release a touch of unintentional metaphor.

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Heinali ~ Music to Sleep Under Snow

This year’s winter-themed releases have been arriving before the autumn-themed releases, a strange turn of events for the Northern Hemisphere.  But Heinali‘s native Ukraine has been experiencing a political winter, which lends his latest release a touch of unintentional metaphor.

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Rain Drinkers ~ Wood Violet

The music of Wisconsin duo Rain Drinkers is intelligent and complex, difficult to categorize but easy to enjoy.  A single track can range from pastoral ambience to cumulus drone to small orchestra.  This is especially true on Wood Violet‘s 20-minute title track.  Drum

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Rain Drinkers ~ Wood Violet

The music of Wisconsin duo Rain Drinkers is intelligent and complex, difficult to categorize but easy to enjoy.  A single track can range from pastoral ambience to cumulus drone to small orchestra.  This is especially true on Wood Violet‘s 20-minute title track.  Drum