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OHIO ~ Upward, Broken, Always

OHIO the duo is a tribute to Ohio the state.  After Taylor Deupree and Corey Fuller discovered that they shared a state of birth, they sealed their geographical bond by recording a thoughtful cover of Damien Jurado’s “Ohio.”  The otherwise (mostly) instrumental

OHIO ~ Upward, Broken, Always

OHIO the duo is a tribute to Ohio the state.  After Taylor Deupree and Corey Fuller discovered that they shared a state of birth, they sealed their geographical bond by recording a thoughtful cover of Damien Jurado’s “Ohio.”  The otherwise (mostly) instrumental

Ricardo Donoso ~ Re_Calibrate

Re_Calibrate is the counterpart to 2018’s Calibrate, an industrial album that has aged particularly well.  The rounded geometrical shapes on the cover have been replaced by angles, but the sense of drama remains intact; if anything, it’s been amplified.  This is the

Ricardo Donoso ~ Re_Calibrate

Re_Calibrate is the counterpart to 2018’s Calibrate, an industrial album that has aged particularly well.  The rounded geometrical shapes on the cover have been replaced by angles, but the sense of drama remains intact; if anything, it’s been amplified.  This is the

Bennemann, Blasco, Caeldries, Effenberg, Harding, Hoebreckx, Ivanova, Le Du & Watson ~ The Memory Room

The album begins with a tweet ~ what we might call a “classic” or “original” tweet, before the name was co-opted by humans.  This contrast is a metaphor for our relationship with the environment, underlining the danger of giving our

Bennemann, Blasco, Caeldries, Effenberg, Harding, Hoebreckx, Ivanova, Le Du & Watson ~ The Memory Room

The album begins with a tweet ~ what we might call a “classic” or “original” tweet, before the name was co-opted by humans.  This contrast is a metaphor for our relationship with the environment, underlining the danger of giving our

Per Störby Jutbring ~ The Thief Bunny Society

The Thief Bunny Society is a very solid album, although not as quirky as its cover and lead video suggest.  In the artist’s video we see the handwriting of a child, followed by the first of many bunnies ~ then a

Per Störby Jutbring ~ The Thief Bunny Society

The Thief Bunny Society is a very solid album, although not as quirky as its cover and lead video suggest.  In the artist’s video we see the handwriting of a child, followed by the first of many bunnies ~ then a

Matana Roberts ~ COIN COIN Chapter Four: Memphis

COIN COIN Chapter Four: Memphis is essential listening.  It screams the past to the present, echoing Spike Lee’s cry at the end of Do the Right Thing:  “Wake up!”  We still haven’t woken up.  We still haven’t faced the sins of our ancestors,

Matana Roberts ~ COIN COIN Chapter Four: Memphis

COIN COIN Chapter Four: Memphis is essential listening.  It screams the past to the present, echoing Spike Lee’s cry at the end of Do the Right Thing:  “Wake up!”  We still haven’t woken up.  We still haven’t faced the sins of our ancestors,

Jakob Rehlinger ~ Powehi / Carl Oesterhelt ~ Eleven Pieces for Synthesizer

Modern synthesizers only emerged in the 1960s. Technological changes have been constant, as modular behemoths gave way to compact digital boxes or software packages. We should hesitate in calling this progress. Treating each new thing as an improvement means leaving

Jakob Rehlinger ~ Powehi / Carl Oesterhelt ~ Eleven Pieces for Synthesizer

Modern synthesizers only emerged in the 1960s. Technological changes have been constant, as modular behemoths gave way to compact digital boxes or software packages. We should hesitate in calling this progress. Treating each new thing as an improvement means leaving

Dino Spiluttini ~ Heaven

Heaven may be called “contemporary church music,” but only the most contemporary of churches might consider hosting such music ~ and that’s a shame.  In recent years, congregations with limited budgets have begun sharing spaces with the arts, to sublime effect.

Dino Spiluttini ~ Heaven

Heaven may be called “contemporary church music,” but only the most contemporary of churches might consider hosting such music ~ and that’s a shame.  In recent years, congregations with limited budgets have begun sharing spaces with the arts, to sublime effect.