Shards ~ Find Sound

A musical acquaintance long ago opined that vocals and drums together was the purest form of music, each the most unmitigated expression, respectively, of melody and rhythm. This partnership alone is rarely found – perhaps because its purity is also

Shards ~ Find Sound

A musical acquaintance long ago opined that vocals and drums together was the purest form of music, each the most unmitigated expression, respectively, of melody and rhythm. This partnership alone is rarely found – perhaps because its purity is also

Various Artists ~ The Music of Red Dead Redemption II (Original Score)

Finally!  It’s taken nine months for Rockstar Games to release a soundtrack to 2018’s #1 video game, Red Dead Redemption II ~ as long as it would take to produce an actual baby.  We write “a” soundtrack rather than “the” soundtrack (though

Various Artists ~ The Music of Red Dead Redemption II (Original Score)

Finally!  It’s taken nine months for Rockstar Games to release a soundtrack to 2018’s #1 video game, Red Dead Redemption II ~ as long as it would take to produce an actual baby.  We write “a” soundtrack rather than “the” soundtrack (though

Them Teeth ~ Sun of serpent, moone of cipher

It’s not Halloween yet, but we have our first spooky contender.  With the weather as nice as it has been lately, I had to wait for a dark, foggy, humid day to review it.  Them Teeth produces the perfect sort of

Them Teeth ~ Sun of serpent, moone of cipher

It’s not Halloween yet, but we have our first spooky contender.  With the weather as nice as it has been lately, I had to wait for a dark, foggy, humid day to review it.  Them Teeth produces the perfect sort of

Širom ~ A Universe that Roasts Blossoms for a Horse

Two years ago, we reviewed I Can Be a Clay Snapper, from Slovenian trio Širom.  Their highly unique sound continues to be undefinable; in the same way that Dead Can Dance expanded the lines of world music, Širom challenges assumptions of

Širom ~ A Universe that Roasts Blossoms for a Horse

Two years ago, we reviewed I Can Be a Clay Snapper, from Slovenian trio Širom.  Their highly unique sound continues to be undefinable; in the same way that Dead Can Dance expanded the lines of world music, Širom challenges assumptions of

Valotihkuu ~ By the River

Last summer we covered Valotihkuu‘s Fragile Melodies, an album so lovely it sent us back to discover all of the earlier works by the Russian composer.  A month after the review, he released another album, and since then he’s released a few

Valotihkuu ~ By the River

Last summer we covered Valotihkuu‘s Fragile Melodies, an album so lovely it sent us back to discover all of the earlier works by the Russian composer.  A month after the review, he released another album, and since then he’s released a few

Odd Nosdam ~ Flippies Best Tape / DEADBEAR ~ World Music Market

We think of our favourite albums as timeless; but music is the most durational artform. From the classical symphony to the field recording, music makes us conscious of the passage of time. When the needle hits the groove, it should

Odd Nosdam ~ Flippies Best Tape / DEADBEAR ~ World Music Market

We think of our favourite albums as timeless; but music is the most durational artform. From the classical symphony to the field recording, music makes us conscious of the passage of time. When the needle hits the groove, it should

V/A ~ Seconde Nature – Nature & Renaturation

In the digital age, we rarely stumble across a sonic surprise in a physical package, but when we do the delight is palpable.  This is the case with Seconde Nature, which comes from the same source as the mesmerizing Acoustic Cameras.  The

V/A ~ Seconde Nature – Nature & Renaturation

In the digital age, we rarely stumble across a sonic surprise in a physical package, but when we do the delight is palpable.  This is the case with Seconde Nature, which comes from the same source as the mesmerizing Acoustic Cameras.  The