Author Archives: joshreedhughes

Tomas Fujiwara’s Triple Double ~ March

Protest music, carried through the streets and bounced off of bodies marching in loose procession, is often about cacophony as much as unification. There is a looseness, a budding improvisation to the beats of spontaneous bursts— an offbeat clap snowballs

Tomas Fujiwara’s Triple Double ~ March

Protest music, carried through the streets and bounced off of bodies marching in loose procession, is often about cacophony as much as unification. There is a looseness, a budding improvisation to the beats of spontaneous bursts— an offbeat clap snowballs

Utra ~ Näkymiä korkeista paikoista

On their new record, Helsinki-based duo Utra create icy, alienating drone that supplements the stark lowlight winter of the far northern hemisphere. Näkymiä korkeista paikoista is a four song cycle drenched in ghostly, oscillating synthesizers and dense, pitch-black textures. Across

Utra ~ Näkymiä korkeista paikoista

On their new record, Helsinki-based duo Utra create icy, alienating drone that supplements the stark lowlight winter of the far northern hemisphere. Näkymiä korkeista paikoista is a four song cycle drenched in ghostly, oscillating synthesizers and dense, pitch-black textures. Across

Silence & The Unwinking Minds ~ Inversion Layer

The new Silence & the Unwinking Minds album, Inversion Layer, is a delicately warm study of short moments of clarity. The solo project from New Zealand-based artist Derek Pearson explores the liminal spaces between transfixing, straightforward ambience and grainy, splintered

Silence & The Unwinking Minds ~ Inversion Layer

The new Silence & the Unwinking Minds album, Inversion Layer, is a delicately warm study of short moments of clarity. The solo project from New Zealand-based artist Derek Pearson explores the liminal spaces between transfixing, straightforward ambience and grainy, splintered

William Tyler & Marisa Anderson ~ Lost Futures

There is a spectral openness chipping away at the edges of William Tyler & Marisa Anderson’s debut collaborative record, Lost Futures. The respective Nashville and Portland-based guitarists flirt with the hauntological implications of our current, twenty-first century climate throughout eight

William Tyler & Marisa Anderson ~ Lost Futures

There is a spectral openness chipping away at the edges of William Tyler & Marisa Anderson’s debut collaborative record, Lost Futures. The respective Nashville and Portland-based guitarists flirt with the hauntological implications of our current, twenty-first century climate throughout eight

Ben Seretan ~ Cicada Waves

The latest record from Ben Seretan is both a radical departure from his folksy, faith-reckoning 2020 opus Youth Pastoral and yet arguably the most logical next step after such a nuanced examination of personal spirituality. Recorded during a two week

Ben Seretan ~ Cicada Waves

The latest record from Ben Seretan is both a radical departure from his folksy, faith-reckoning 2020 opus Youth Pastoral and yet arguably the most logical next step after such a nuanced examination of personal spirituality. Recorded during a two week

Henrik Meierkord & Pawel Kobak ~ Marhia

The first collaboration by cellist Henrik Meierkord and house producer and flute player Pawel Kobak is a jarringly playful collection of songs that bounce from sweeping ambience to rave-ready dub breakdowns— and then back again— in a matter of tracks.

Henrik Meierkord & Pawel Kobak ~ Marhia

The first collaboration by cellist Henrik Meierkord and house producer and flute player Pawel Kobak is a jarringly playful collection of songs that bounce from sweeping ambience to rave-ready dub breakdowns— and then back again— in a matter of tracks.

Jane Ira Bloom & Mark Helias ~ Some Kind of Tomorrow

Now that we are approaching a year in isolation, there is an ever crystallizing understanding of the long term impacts of quarantine on musical creation. Without an audience, where do artists find space for interactive dialogue? How do individual musicians

Jane Ira Bloom & Mark Helias ~ Some Kind of Tomorrow

Now that we are approaching a year in isolation, there is an ever crystallizing understanding of the long term impacts of quarantine on musical creation. Without an audience, where do artists find space for interactive dialogue? How do individual musicians

Orla Wren ~ The Blind Deaf Stone

Sequestered deep in the Scottish countryside, Orla Wren composes wistful electroacoustic soundscapes that float through genres with the gracefulness of a roaming herd of cattle. His latest release, The Blind Deaf Stone, contains four longform tracks that shift through gracious

Orla Wren ~ The Blind Deaf Stone

Sequestered deep in the Scottish countryside, Orla Wren composes wistful electroacoustic soundscapes that float through genres with the gracefulness of a roaming herd of cattle. His latest release, The Blind Deaf Stone, contains four longform tracks that shift through gracious