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Bruno Bavota ~ Mediterraneo

When we last encountered Bruno Bavota, he (or a stand-in) was on a rock, staring out to sea.  The new collection may be called Mediterraneo, but according to the composer, it is not about the sea.  Bavota writes that it is instead about “warmth,

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Bruno Bavota ~ Mediterraneo

When we last encountered Bruno Bavota, he (or a stand-in) was on a rock, staring out to sea.  The new collection may be called Mediterraneo, but according to the composer, it is not about the sea.  Bavota writes that it is instead about “warmth,

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Busto Power Trio ~ The Deal Act 2

Only two types of bands are bold enough to start an EP with the sound of fans yelling, “Boo! You suck!”: bands confident enough to know they don’t suck, and bands that suck so bad they wear it as a badge of

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Busto Power Trio ~ The Deal Act 2

Only two types of bands are bold enough to start an EP with the sound of fans yelling, “Boo! You suck!”: bands confident enough to know they don’t suck, and bands that suck so bad they wear it as a badge of

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~~^^^macheteoxidado^^^~~ ~ Viento De Las Montañas

Viento De Las Montañas sends us to a long lost island. The precise location remains a mystery, but the palms of the forest glisten with raindrops and the birds cry out as part of the scheduled dawn chorus. A new species of

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~~^^^macheteoxidado^^^~~ ~ Viento De Las Montañas

Viento De Las Montañas sends us to a long lost island. The precise location remains a mystery, but the palms of the forest glisten with raindrops and the birds cry out as part of the scheduled dawn chorus. A new species of

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I Will Kill Chita ~ Evil Bear Boris

Many post-rock bands incorporate strings and horns in their setup, but few make these a central part of their compositions.  Fewer still incorporate an entire mini-orchestra.  This is what sets Moscow’s I Will Kill Chita apart from the pack.  On Evil Bear Boris, it’s

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I Will Kill Chita ~ Evil Bear Boris

Many post-rock bands incorporate strings and horns in their setup, but few make these a central part of their compositions.  Fewer still incorporate an entire mini-orchestra.  This is what sets Moscow’s I Will Kill Chita apart from the pack.  On Evil Bear Boris, it’s

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AUN ~ Fiat Lux

The shimmery, strange intervals that herald the arrival of Fiat Lux lead through to a secret, sparkling doorway. The listener will soon encounter another dimension, painted by Canadian drone-masters AUN. The door disintegrates as it slams shut, and then it disappears completely.

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AUN ~ Fiat Lux

The shimmery, strange intervals that herald the arrival of Fiat Lux lead through to a secret, sparkling doorway. The listener will soon encounter another dimension, painted by Canadian drone-masters AUN. The door disintegrates as it slams shut, and then it disappears completely.

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Petrels ~ Flailing Tomb

When a vocal tune appears on a mostly instrumental album, it had better have a memorable hook ~ and by God, “Orpheus” does.  I shall fight, so that failure is possible, sings the all-female choir, responding to verses sung by Never

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Petrels ~ Flailing Tomb

When a vocal tune appears on a mostly instrumental album, it had better have a memorable hook ~ and by God, “Orpheus” does.  I shall fight, so that failure is possible, sings the all-female choir, responding to verses sung by Never

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At the Intersection: Music & Field Recordings

Recent albums from Phil Edwards, Emile Milgrim & T. Wheeler Castillo and D Bayne exist at the intersection between performed sound and field recording.  Many artists turn to field recordings for texture, but in these works, the originals are honored in a manner that

Metra Locomotive

At the Intersection: Music & Field Recordings

Recent albums from Phil Edwards, Emile Milgrim & T. Wheeler Castillo and D Bayne exist at the intersection between performed sound and field recording.  Many artists turn to field recordings for texture, but in these works, the originals are honored in a manner that