Styrofoam ~ We Can Never Go Home

The title is sad, but the music is upbeat.  Active from 2000-2010, Belgium’s Styrofoam then went silent for nearly a decade.  We Can Never Go Home is a welcome return to the sound of a warmer time, an indication that in some

Styrofoam ~ We Can Never Go Home

The title is sad, but the music is upbeat.  Active from 2000-2010, Belgium’s Styrofoam then went silent for nearly a decade.  We Can Never Go Home is a welcome return to the sound of a warmer time, an indication that in some

Lubomyr Melnyk ~ Fallen Trees

The Lubomyr Melnyk story is one of the best in music, a sonic parallel to that of J.K. Rowling with more than a touch of magic.  After a lifetime of making “continuous music,” the Ukrainian pianist entered the public eye in 2013,

Lubomyr Melnyk ~ Fallen Trees

The Lubomyr Melnyk story is one of the best in music, a sonic parallel to that of J.K. Rowling with more than a touch of magic.  After a lifetime of making “continuous music,” the Ukrainian pianist entered the public eye in 2013,

Hammock ~ Universalis

While Hammock is one of the most recognizable names in ambient music, the duo once teetered on the edge of post-rock.  Those who miss the sound of Kenotic will find a pleasant reminder in the four tracks mastered by Peter Katis (Jonsi), all

Hammock ~ Universalis

While Hammock is one of the most recognizable names in ambient music, the duo once teetered on the edge of post-rock.  Those who miss the sound of Kenotic will find a pleasant reminder in the four tracks mastered by Peter Katis (Jonsi), all

Vic Mars ~ The Hospice

Seldom have I been so wrong in my interpretation of a musical piece.  Vic Mars‘ The Hospice was intended to be one thing, but I received it as another.  This extended piece was composed as the score to a Christmas reading of

Vic Mars ~ The Hospice

Seldom have I been so wrong in my interpretation of a musical piece.  Vic Mars‘ The Hospice was intended to be one thing, but I received it as another.  This extended piece was composed as the score to a Christmas reading of

Wang Wen ~ Invisible City

The Invisible City is what remains after young people desert the infrastructure in search of better jobs and cleaner air.  Wang Wen watched this exodus occur in Dailan, China, a city the band describes as “grim,” yet proudly, “home.”  The album title is

Wang Wen ~ Invisible City

The Invisible City is what remains after young people desert the infrastructure in search of better jobs and cleaner air.  Wang Wen watched this exodus occur in Dailan, China, a city the band describes as “grim,” yet proudly, “home.”  The album title is

FEAN (Piiptsjilling with Joachim Badenhorst, Sylvain Chauveau and Annelies Monseré)

The market is so crowded with LPs about endangered peatland that it’s hard to sort through them all.  Just kidding, there’s only one.  FEAN‘s self-titled album is educative, leading us to ask questions such as: “What is peatland?” Also known

FEAN (Piiptsjilling with Joachim Badenhorst, Sylvain Chauveau and Annelies Monseré)

The market is so crowded with LPs about endangered peatland that it’s hard to sort through them all.  Just kidding, there’s only one.  FEAN‘s self-titled album is educative, leading us to ask questions such as: “What is peatland?” Also known

Laura León ~ Doce Percepciones de un Silencio

WIth Doce Percepciones de un Silencio, filmmaker and musician Laura León dissects the relationship between music and image in an incredibly effective manner.  A multitude of musicians contribute their own scores to her short, impressionistic film, creating a tapestry of possibilities.  The concept

Laura León ~ Doce Percepciones de un Silencio

WIth Doce Percepciones de un Silencio, filmmaker and musician Laura León dissects the relationship between music and image in an incredibly effective manner.  A multitude of musicians contribute their own scores to her short, impressionistic film, creating a tapestry of possibilities.  The concept