Botany ~ Fourteen 45 Tails

Fourteen 45 Tails is about endings or eternity, depending on how one receives the piece and its underlying theory.  Comprised of fourteen “downbeats” of 45 records, the half-hour work unfolds as a sequence of overlapping loops, interacting and undulating. Botany is a curious artist, in that

Botany ~ Fourteen 45 Tails

Fourteen 45 Tails is about endings or eternity, depending on how one receives the piece and its underlying theory.  Comprised of fourteen “downbeats” of 45 records, the half-hour work unfolds as a sequence of overlapping loops, interacting and undulating. Botany is a curious artist, in that

Midori Hirano ~ Invisible Island

Invisible Island is a place of comfort without trivialization: a collection of simple songs that invite blissful quietude without any of the hollowness us cynics often see in anything optimistic. Berlin-based, Tokyo-born Midori Hirano instead tells us— through the transcendental language

Midori Hirano ~ Invisible Island

Invisible Island is a place of comfort without trivialization: a collection of simple songs that invite blissful quietude without any of the hollowness us cynics often see in anything optimistic. Berlin-based, Tokyo-born Midori Hirano instead tells us— through the transcendental language

Toundra ~ Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

A hundred years ago, citizens across Europe were concerned about the rise of authoritarianism, the powers of demagogues, the moral repercussions of scapegoating and the blindness of following a crowd. Either history is cyclical, humankind has not learned from its

Toundra ~ Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

A hundred years ago, citizens across Europe were concerned about the rise of authoritarianism, the powers of demagogues, the moral repercussions of scapegoating and the blindness of following a crowd. Either history is cyclical, humankind has not learned from its

Niklas Paschburg ~ Svalbard

How would Hamburg’s Niklas Paschburg respond to the expectations generated by the success of his debut album Oceanic?  By recording its conceptual opposite.  His 2018 album (which also spawned a remix EP with Falty DL and others) was summerlike in tone, inspired by

Niklas Paschburg ~ Svalbard

How would Hamburg’s Niklas Paschburg respond to the expectations generated by the success of his debut album Oceanic?  By recording its conceptual opposite.  His 2018 album (which also spawned a remix EP with Falty DL and others) was summerlike in tone, inspired by

Silent Strike & Makunouchi Bento ~ Ghostophonia

Ghostophonia is a tribute to Romanian music, a mix of classic and modern styles, simultaneously nostalgic and forward-looking.  The heart of the release is a series of wax cylinders recorded by Béla Bartók a century ago, capturing the folk music of Banat,

Silent Strike & Makunouchi Bento ~ Ghostophonia

Ghostophonia is a tribute to Romanian music, a mix of classic and modern styles, simultaneously nostalgic and forward-looking.  The heart of the release is a series of wax cylinders recorded by Béla Bartók a century ago, capturing the folk music of Banat,

Jeads ~ Under the Veneer

Under the Veneer is a winter album, although not the sort of winter album one expects.  The set is meant to evoke feelings of home and safety: a hearth, a blanket, a shelter from the cold.  The music coats the listener

Jeads ~ Under the Veneer

Under the Veneer is a winter album, although not the sort of winter album one expects.  The set is meant to evoke feelings of home and safety: a hearth, a blanket, a shelter from the cold.  The music coats the listener

Gilroy Mere ~ Over the Tracks

This is the sort of release that the U.K. needs right now ~ a gentle reminder of quiet pleasures.  In 2017, Gilroy Mere paid tribute to The Green Line of double decker buses; this year, he returns to honor dismantled railway stations.  Over

Gilroy Mere ~ Over the Tracks

This is the sort of release that the U.K. needs right now ~ a gentle reminder of quiet pleasures.  In 2017, Gilroy Mere paid tribute to The Green Line of double decker buses; this year, he returns to honor dismantled railway stations.  Over