International Contemporary Ensemble Performs Anna Thorvaldsdottir ~ AEQUA

What a treat to hear new music from Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, teaming up once again with the International Contemporary Ensemble, who made 2015’s In the Light of Air such a delight.  ICE has an obvious love for the composer’s music, drawing

International Contemporary Ensemble Performs Anna Thorvaldsdottir ~ AEQUA

What a treat to hear new music from Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, teaming up once again with the International Contemporary Ensemble, who made 2015’s In the Light of Air such a delight.  ICE has an obvious love for the composer’s music, drawing

Frank Horvat / Mivos Quartet ~ For Those Who Died Trying

Here’s something that shouldn’t happen, but does.  One should be able to protest garbage being dumped in one’s village or the environmental effects of a coal-fired plant without getting shot.  But dozens of people have been abducted or killed in

Frank Horvat / Mivos Quartet ~ For Those Who Died Trying

Here’s something that shouldn’t happen, but does.  One should be able to protest garbage being dumped in one’s village or the environmental effects of a coal-fired plant without getting shot.  But dozens of people have been abducted or killed in

We Will Fail ~ Dancing

Our story begins with a sad admission from Aleksandra Grünholz (We Will Fail):  “I don’t dance anymore.”  The statement conjures associations with George Michael (“And I’m never gonna dance again, guilty feet have got no rhythm”) and Men Without Hats (“If

We Will Fail ~ Dancing

Our story begins with a sad admission from Aleksandra Grünholz (We Will Fail):  “I don’t dance anymore.”  The statement conjures associations with George Michael (“And I’m never gonna dance again, guilty feet have got no rhythm”) and Men Without Hats (“If

Foxhole ~ Well Kept Thing / Keeper

It’s rare for one of our favorite bands to sneak out an album without telling us, but in the case of Foxhole, it’s understandable; the Kentucky band’s last release was in 2006, a full five years before we existed.  Yes, post-rock

Foxhole ~ Well Kept Thing / Keeper

It’s rare for one of our favorite bands to sneak out an album without telling us, but in the case of Foxhole, it’s understandable; the Kentucky band’s last release was in 2006, a full five years before we existed.  Yes, post-rock

Glasir ~ New Dark Age

Dallas post-rock trio Glasir is over the moon that their album has been picked up for a vinyl pressing by Elusive Sound.  And not just any vinyl ~ amazing incandescent vinyl, as shown in the backlit photo to the left.  (There’s an

Glasir ~ New Dark Age

Dallas post-rock trio Glasir is over the moon that their album has been picked up for a vinyl pressing by Elusive Sound.  And not just any vinyl ~ amazing incandescent vinyl, as shown in the backlit photo to the left.  (There’s an

Nazar ~ Enclave

A few years ago, after one too many mass shootings, I stopped liking music that incorporated the sound of guns.  Far too many artists were using violence as percussion, seemingly ignoring the mourners while desensitizing the ears.  But now, thanks

Nazar ~ Enclave

A few years ago, after one too many mass shootings, I stopped liking music that incorporated the sound of guns.  Far too many artists were using violence as percussion, seemingly ignoring the mourners while desensitizing the ears.  But now, thanks

A Closer Look: Unsound 2018

London. Berlin. New York. Krakow? Poland isn’t exactly the first place one associates with experimental music. Krakow is far from the bustling, cosmopolitan cultural centers, but it is nonetheless precisely this peripheral status that makes Unsound’s home-base so special. While

A Closer Look: Unsound 2018

London. Berlin. New York. Krakow? Poland isn’t exactly the first place one associates with experimental music. Krakow is far from the bustling, cosmopolitan cultural centers, but it is nonetheless precisely this peripheral status that makes Unsound’s home-base so special. While