Simon de Beer ~ Caffeine Eulogy

Caffeine Eulogy is proof positive that a catchy cover and an appealing sound will draw our attention even when the release is short.  As a coffee drinker, I was instantly drawn to  Simon de Beer‘s EP, and as de Beer was

Simon de Beer ~ Caffeine Eulogy

Caffeine Eulogy is proof positive that a catchy cover and an appealing sound will draw our attention even when the release is short.  As a coffee drinker, I was instantly drawn to  Simon de Beer‘s EP, and as de Beer was

Summer Days / Wishing the Clouds Away with rocomoco, The Hidden and the Cast of Aviary Bridge

After four years and 124 releases, it took a 12-minute EP to draw our attention to the incredible Aviary Bridge label.  This is one of our favorite discoveries, and now we’re hooked.  (Of course, saying that we “discovered” the label

Summer Days / Wishing the Clouds Away with rocomoco, The Hidden and the Cast of Aviary Bridge

After four years and 124 releases, it took a 12-minute EP to draw our attention to the incredible Aviary Bridge label.  This is one of our favorite discoveries, and now we’re hooked.  (Of course, saying that we “discovered” the label

Nicol Eltzroth Rosendorf ~ Big Other

On the surface, everything about Big Other screams darkness: the cover, the horror fiction, the admission that the album “is basically a mid-life crisis.”  Despite all this, sunlight seeps through a windblown curtain, a cracked blind.  Nicol Eltzroth Rosendorf is serious yet winking,

Nicol Eltzroth Rosendorf ~ Big Other

On the surface, everything about Big Other screams darkness: the cover, the horror fiction, the admission that the album “is basically a mid-life crisis.”  Despite all this, sunlight seeps through a windblown curtain, a cracked blind.  Nicol Eltzroth Rosendorf is serious yet winking,

Maze & Lindholm ~ A River Flowing Home to the Sea

It’s always intrigued me how the indeterminacy and noise of the sea could be so calming to many, while the musical equivalent, whether in the form of an ambient or even noise album, could often elicit a contrary reaction: the

Maze & Lindholm ~ A River Flowing Home to the Sea

It’s always intrigued me how the indeterminacy and noise of the sea could be so calming to many, while the musical equivalent, whether in the form of an ambient or even noise album, could often elicit a contrary reaction: the

Matmos ~ The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises in Group Form

The new triple album from Matmos is at turns fascinating, confounding, enlightening, humorous, maddening, timely and brilliant.  In terms of ambition and scope, it’s one of 2020’s most significant releases.  Like it, hate it, think it overblown or too subdued, listeners will

Matmos ~ The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises in Group Form

The new triple album from Matmos is at turns fascinating, confounding, enlightening, humorous, maddening, timely and brilliant.  In terms of ambition and scope, it’s one of 2020’s most significant releases.  Like it, hate it, think it overblown or too subdued, listeners will

Ian Wellman ~ The House that Ate Itself / Kin Leonn & Hiroshi Ebina ~ Faraway Vicinity

How do you know when you are home? Home might be a specific building, or a hometown, or a region. It might mean be a feeling of oneness we experience in nature, with family, or anywhere we belong. We may

Ian Wellman ~ The House that Ate Itself / Kin Leonn & Hiroshi Ebina ~ Faraway Vicinity

How do you know when you are home? Home might be a specific building, or a hometown, or a region. It might mean be a feeling of oneness we experience in nature, with family, or anywhere we belong. We may

Amy Cutler ~ Örö Tape: Fieldtrips of the Damned / Marina Rosenfeld & Ben Vida ~ Vertice

What is the purpose of recorded sound? As music lovers, we live and breathe it. But what is its raison d’être? Recordings transport us into distant places or timeframes. They prompt emotional and intellectual responses. The aural can complement visual

Amy Cutler ~ Örö Tape: Fieldtrips of the Damned / Marina Rosenfeld & Ben Vida ~ Vertice

What is the purpose of recorded sound? As music lovers, we live and breathe it. But what is its raison d’être? Recordings transport us into distant places or timeframes. They prompt emotional and intellectual responses. The aural can complement visual

Jerome Blazé ~ Open, A Home

Is Open, A Home about a relationship or the entire world?  The answer may be both: the micro used as a metaphor for the macro.  The EP’s story uses many instruments but few words, beginning with a near-breakup and ending with a

Jerome Blazé ~ Open, A Home

Is Open, A Home about a relationship or the entire world?  The answer may be both: the micro used as a metaphor for the macro.  The EP’s story uses many instruments but few words, beginning with a near-breakup and ending with a