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ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s 10 Best Music Videos

The Golden Age of Music Videos ended with the decline of MTV; but as much as MTV launched the popularity of the format, it also delayed its evolution.  In the Silver Age, restrictions are gone.  Videos no longer need to

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s 10 Best Music Videos

The Golden Age of Music Videos ended with the decline of MTV; but as much as MTV launched the popularity of the format, it also delayed its evolution.  In the Silver Age, restrictions are gone.  Videos no longer need to

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s Best Winter Music

We have a soft spot for winter music, as do our readers.  The 25 Best Winter Albums of All Time remains our all-time most-viewed post; every year, as the cold descends, we post an update as The Year’s Best Winter Music.

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s Best Winter Music

We have a soft spot for winter music, as do our readers.  The 25 Best Winter Albums of All Time remains our all-time most-viewed post; every year, as the cold descends, we post an update as The Year’s Best Winter Music.

ACL 2019 ~ The Year in Review

2019 was the most tumultuous year in recent history, and the troubles of the world spilled into the world of instrumental music.  The artists we cover had a great amount to say about xenophobia, climate change, the #MeToo Movement, Brexit

ACL 2019 ~ The Year in Review

2019 was the most tumultuous year in recent history, and the troubles of the world spilled into the world of instrumental music.  The artists we cover had a great amount to say about xenophobia, climate change, the #MeToo Movement, Brexit

Memory Drawings ~ Phantom Lights

One of the many projects that spun out of defunct Leeds-based band Hood, Anglo/American collective Memory Drawings employs an unusual combination of hammered dulcimer and guitar. Phantom Lights started life as a limited-run tour CDr, and now has been given new

Memory Drawings ~ Phantom Lights

One of the many projects that spun out of defunct Leeds-based band Hood, Anglo/American collective Memory Drawings employs an unusual combination of hammered dulcimer and guitar. Phantom Lights started life as a limited-run tour CDr, and now has been given new

EUS ~ Devenir

In the late 6th century BCE, the Greek philosopher Heraclitus asserted that change is the only constant in life. Nevertheless, humanity has continued to struggle with the idea that nothing is permanent. Centuries later, EUS (Costa Rican droner extraordinaire Jose Acuña) probes

EUS ~ Devenir

In the late 6th century BCE, the Greek philosopher Heraclitus asserted that change is the only constant in life. Nevertheless, humanity has continued to struggle with the idea that nothing is permanent. Centuries later, EUS (Costa Rican droner extraordinaire Jose Acuña) probes

Cicada ~ Hiking in the Mist

Hiking in the Mist is a departure of sorts for Cicada.  The group is now down to a quartet, but they’ve realized a life-long dream: leaving the ocean behind, the four have ventured into the forest, both literally and thematically.  In the

Cicada ~ Hiking in the Mist

Hiking in the Mist is a departure of sorts for Cicada.  The group is now down to a quartet, but they’ve realized a life-long dream: leaving the ocean behind, the four have ventured into the forest, both literally and thematically.  In the

V/A ~ Ethereal Transects: The Lore of Celestial Objects

Ethereal Transects is a perfect December album, leaning into the winter solstice.  The set honors the celestial orbs of our solar system, starting with the Sun and eventually restoring a bit of Pluto’s lost honor.  Each artist selected a specific body

V/A ~ Ethereal Transects: The Lore of Celestial Objects

Ethereal Transects is a perfect December album, leaning into the winter solstice.  The set honors the celestial orbs of our solar system, starting with the Sun and eventually restoring a bit of Pluto’s lost honor.  Each artist selected a specific body