Hakobune

Hakobune ~ Apsidal Motion / Chihei Hatakeyama & Corey Fuller ~ Euphotic

Takahiro Yorifuju’s music is soothing and supple, but new heights are reached on the single, 42 minute Apsidal Motion. Inspired by the starlit sky of Nigata and the countryside of Japan, Apsidal Motion is a dreamy delight. Above all, it’s beautiful music, and we

Hakobune

Hakobune ~ Apsidal Motion / Chihei Hatakeyama & Corey Fuller ~ Euphotic

Takahiro Yorifuju’s music is soothing and supple, but new heights are reached on the single, 42 minute Apsidal Motion. Inspired by the starlit sky of Nigata and the countryside of Japan, Apsidal Motion is a dreamy delight. Above all, it’s beautiful music, and we

Morning (Square)

Two Beautiful Mornings: Flavien Gillié and Marcus Eads

The sounds of morning differ from continent to continent, as demonstrated in new recordings from Belgium (Flavien Gillié) and Minnesota (Marcus Eads).  These short, lovely pieces provide a perfect entry into the day, energetic yet serene. Not every morning is placid.  A

Morning (Square)

Two Beautiful Mornings: Flavien Gillié and Marcus Eads

The sounds of morning differ from continent to continent, as demonstrated in new recordings from Belgium (Flavien Gillié) and Minnesota (Marcus Eads).  These short, lovely pieces provide a perfect entry into the day, energetic yet serene. Not every morning is placid.  A

Saint Francis River Basin

Marcus Eads ~ Saint Francis River Basin

With Saint Francis River Basin, we welcome another new label to the fold: Manchester’s North Country Primitive, who opened its doors with the colorful compilation New Dimensions in Fingerstyle Volume One this February.  That set featured tracks from Grass Tops Recording and Littlefield Editions, so

Saint Francis River Basin

Marcus Eads ~ Saint Francis River Basin

With Saint Francis River Basin, we welcome another new label to the fold: Manchester’s North Country Primitive, who opened its doors with the colorful compilation New Dimensions in Fingerstyle Volume One this February.  That set featured tracks from Grass Tops Recording and Littlefield Editions, so

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NE Trethowan ~ Grammostola

Grammostola is an album of mysteries.  The title refers to a branch of the tarantula family, while the samples are taken from old Finnish choral records, but neither fact is apparent without reading.  It’s refreshing to encounter the artist’s quote that “it’s

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NE Trethowan ~ Grammostola

Grammostola is an album of mysteries.  The title refers to a branch of the tarantula family, while the samples are taken from old Finnish choral records, but neither fact is apparent without reading.  It’s refreshing to encounter the artist’s quote that “it’s

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Charbel Haber ~ Of Palm Trees and Decomposition

A captivating painting of intensity, simplicity and ambiguity makes for a perfect cover to this LP, the work of a Lebanese musician whom ACL has indirectly covered before. Charbel Haber is part of Johnny Kafta Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra, an improv punk

Charbel_Haber_Of_Palm_Trees_and_decomposition

Charbel Haber ~ Of Palm Trees and Decomposition

A captivating painting of intensity, simplicity and ambiguity makes for a perfect cover to this LP, the work of a Lebanese musician whom ACL has indirectly covered before. Charbel Haber is part of Johnny Kafta Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra, an improv punk

Lakker

Lakker ~ Struggle & Emerge

Successful concept albums are difficult to pull off, but the new album from Berlin’s Lakker beats the odds.  The scope is ambitious: the relationship between the Dutch and water.  The sources are original: only vintage field recordings and TV and radio broadcasts

Lakker

Lakker ~ Struggle & Emerge

Successful concept albums are difficult to pull off, but the new album from Berlin’s Lakker beats the odds.  The scope is ambitious: the relationship between the Dutch and water.  The sources are original: only vintage field recordings and TV and radio broadcasts

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Le Gros Ballon ~ Cinefoumatic

Spring’s happiest release to date, Cinefoumatic is a guaranteed spirit-lifter, the latest release from the Milan duo that sounds like a band.  Credit the use of 27 listed instruments, which means help will be needed for the concerts.  This time out, Francesco Campanozzi and

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Le Gros Ballon ~ Cinefoumatic

Spring’s happiest release to date, Cinefoumatic is a guaranteed spirit-lifter, the latest release from the Milan duo that sounds like a band.  Credit the use of 27 listed instruments, which means help will be needed for the concerts.  This time out, Francesco Campanozzi and