Haiku Salut ~ There Is No Elsewhere

Derbyshire’s all-female trio Haiku Salut has one of the happiest sounds around, one that doesn’t ignore current events but transcends them.  For this band, life is about moving past enmity and discord toward harmony and acceptance.  The music conveys this message

Haiku Salut ~ There Is No Elsewhere

Derbyshire’s all-female trio Haiku Salut has one of the happiest sounds around, one that doesn’t ignore current events but transcends them.  For this band, life is about moving past enmity and discord toward harmony and acceptance.  The music conveys this message

Manu Delago ~ Parasol Peak

Manu Delago is known as a hang drum master, film composer, Björk collaborator and Grammy nominee, but Parasol Peak should lift him to headline levels.  While he’s released dozens of albums, Parasol Peak is the culmination of a second phase of composition that began

Manu Delago ~ Parasol Peak

Manu Delago is known as a hang drum master, film composer, Björk collaborator and Grammy nominee, but Parasol Peak should lift him to headline levels.  While he’s released dozens of albums, Parasol Peak is the culmination of a second phase of composition that began

Patrick Jonsson ~ Suddenly We Looked Like Giants

After building an impressive resume in TV and film (including an Emmy nod for his score to “The White Helmets”), Swedish composer Patrick Jonsson has released his first full-length album.  This may be a debut, but only in name.  Suddenly We Looked

Patrick Jonsson ~ Suddenly We Looked Like Giants

After building an impressive resume in TV and film (including an Emmy nod for his score to “The White Helmets”), Swedish composer Patrick Jonsson has released his first full-length album.  This may be a debut, but only in name.  Suddenly We Looked

R. Schwarz ~ Wind 4-7

The music industry is less accustomed to sequels than the movie industry, but occasionally one does appear.  This is the case with Wind 4-7, a follow-up to 2016’s (you guessed it!) Wind 1-3.  In the new set, Robert Schwarz again mixes field recordings with

R. Schwarz ~ Wind 4-7

The music industry is less accustomed to sequels than the movie industry, but occasionally one does appear.  This is the case with Wind 4-7, a follow-up to 2016’s (you guessed it!) Wind 1-3.  In the new set, Robert Schwarz again mixes field recordings with

Chris Watson ~ Locations, Processed

The cover and series name shout “Moog!”  Yet the sound is what we’ve come to expect from Chris Watson: field recordings treated with love.  The fact that the chapters were filtered through the Moog Sound Lab’s System 55 seems incidental, but

Chris Watson ~ Locations, Processed

The cover and series name shout “Moog!”  Yet the sound is what we’ve come to expect from Chris Watson: field recordings treated with love.  The fact that the chapters were filtered through the Moog Sound Lab’s System 55 seems incidental, but

Kenji Kahara ~ Scenes of Scapes

Summer is ending.  We hate to say it, because despite all our complaints about the heat, humidity and mosquitos, summer often represents more than it offers.  Summer is vacations by the sea, rest and relaxation, a surrender to the flow

Kenji Kahara ~ Scenes of Scapes

Summer is ending.  We hate to say it, because despite all our complaints about the heat, humidity and mosquitos, summer often represents more than it offers.  Summer is vacations by the sea, rest and relaxation, a surrender to the flow

LCNL 098: DXGPVWZ Smells Like Fritos [mix]

DXGPVWZ is the collaborative project of Danielle Rager ({arsonist}, Diaphony) and Kevin Bednar (Spednar, ii-go, W. Cares). I had been in touch with Danielle about producing a mix some time ago, and then followed up again after the killer mix

LCNL 098: DXGPVWZ Smells Like Fritos [mix]

DXGPVWZ is the collaborative project of Danielle Rager ({arsonist}, Diaphony) and Kevin Bednar (Spednar, ii-go, W. Cares). I had been in touch with Danielle about producing a mix some time ago, and then followed up again after the killer mix