Stephen Whittington / Zephyr Quartet ~ Windmill

With its trio of August releases, Cold Blue Music reaches the milestone of 50.  The label is known as the home of John Luther Adams, but there’s a lot more talent on its roster.  Australian composer Stephen Whittington is a prime

Stephen Whittington / Zephyr Quartet ~ Windmill

With its trio of August releases, Cold Blue Music reaches the milestone of 50.  The label is known as the home of John Luther Adams, but there’s a lot more talent on its roster.  Australian composer Stephen Whittington is a prime

Falling Into Birds ~ S/T

The cover is intriguing.  The angles are askew, the focus is fuzzy, and birds and eggs decorate the distorted landscape.  Then there’s that duck, whose eyes lie on one side of its head like a flatfish.  The message: this isn’t

Falling Into Birds ~ S/T

The cover is intriguing.  The angles are askew, the focus is fuzzy, and birds and eggs decorate the distorted landscape.  Then there’s that duck, whose eyes lie on one side of its head like a flatfish.  The message: this isn’t

Joydah ~ Jouissance

On the surface, Jouissance is a perfect summer album, tailor-made for a drive to the beach, sunroof down, passengers using their hands as planes.  The flow is exquisite, the beats divine, the samples so cleverly integrated that their origins are completely obscured.

Joydah ~ Jouissance

On the surface, Jouissance is a perfect summer album, tailor-made for a drive to the beach, sunroof down, passengers using their hands as planes.  The flow is exquisite, the beats divine, the samples so cleverly integrated that their origins are completely obscured.

The Green Kingdom ~ The North Wind and the Sun

The North Wind and the Sun is a record of deep clarity and calm, looking out at the world with a pair of bright green eyes. By largely abandoning his electric guitar and taking up more traditional acoustic instrumentation, The Green Kingdom (Michael Cottone) reinvigorates and enriches his music,

The Green Kingdom ~ The North Wind and the Sun

The North Wind and the Sun is a record of deep clarity and calm, looking out at the world with a pair of bright green eyes. By largely abandoning his electric guitar and taking up more traditional acoustic instrumentation, The Green Kingdom (Michael Cottone) reinvigorates and enriches his music,

Alder & Ash ~ Clutched in the Maw of the World

Clutched in the Maw of the World confirms everything that we proclaimed last year about the talents of Alder & Ash (Adrian Copeland).  Copeland has the skill and ambition to rival his contemporaries, and to do for the cello what Colin Stetson

Alder & Ash ~ Clutched in the Maw of the World

Clutched in the Maw of the World confirms everything that we proclaimed last year about the talents of Alder & Ash (Adrian Copeland).  Copeland has the skill and ambition to rival his contemporaries, and to do for the cello what Colin Stetson

Alder & Ash ~ Psalms for the Sunder

Once in a while, we get our wish.  Last year we lamented the fact that Psalms for the Sunder was available only in digital form.  This year, thanks to the fine folks at Lost Tribe Sound, not only do we get a

Alder & Ash ~ Psalms for the Sunder

Once in a while, we get our wish.  Last year we lamented the fact that Psalms for the Sunder was available only in digital form.  This year, thanks to the fine folks at Lost Tribe Sound, not only do we get a

LCNL 085: Your Grace Adrianna Natalie presents Another Side

Over the years we’ve featured several mixes from the Alrealon Musique. This mix comes courtesy of Your Grace Adrianna Natalie, the most recent artist to join the label. Her debut EP The Unseen Shadows was released last November, showcasing her

LCNL 085: Your Grace Adrianna Natalie presents Another Side

Over the years we’ve featured several mixes from the Alrealon Musique. This mix comes courtesy of Your Grace Adrianna Natalie, the most recent artist to join the label. Her debut EP The Unseen Shadows was released last November, showcasing her