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bvdub ~ Explosions in Slow Motion

One doesn’t listen to a bvdub album as much as one experiences a bvdub album.  Brock Van Wey’s releases tend to be expansive in sound and generous in length.  Explosions in Slow Motion fills four sides of vinyl and at 77:32, pushes the edge of

bvdub ~ Explosions in Slow Motion

One doesn’t listen to a bvdub album as much as one experiences a bvdub album.  Brock Van Wey’s releases tend to be expansive in sound and generous in length.  Explosions in Slow Motion fills four sides of vinyl and at 77:32, pushes the edge of

Silmus ~ Laaksum

If Google Translate is correct, laaksum is the Frisian word for salmon, a metaphor for swimming upstream through the challenges of life.  The title is apt; in the opening moments of “Laaxum” (the track), we can even hear the water.  Netherlands musician Silmus continues to release

Silmus ~ Laaksum

If Google Translate is correct, laaksum is the Frisian word for salmon, a metaphor for swimming upstream through the challenges of life.  The title is apt; in the opening moments of “Laaxum” (the track), we can even hear the water.  Netherlands musician Silmus continues to release

9T Antiope ~ Isthmus/Nocebo

As Nocebo is the second of a trilogy, we’re traveling back in time to start with Isthmus.  Two years ago, the Iranian duo of Nima Aghiani and Sara Bigdeli Shamloo (9T Antiope) released their second album as part of Eilean Records’ winter slate.  The

9T Antiope ~ Isthmus/Nocebo

As Nocebo is the second of a trilogy, we’re traveling back in time to start with Isthmus.  Two years ago, the Iranian duo of Nima Aghiani and Sara Bigdeli Shamloo (9T Antiope) released their second album as part of Eilean Records’ winter slate.  The

Hauschka ~ A Different Forest

Over the years, we’ve come to know Hauschka (Volker Bertelmann) as a master of the prepared piano.  Recent works have seen him expand to full orchestration.  But this year, he’s stripping it all back for an album of solo piano, unadorned.  The

Hauschka ~ A Different Forest

Over the years, we’ve come to know Hauschka (Volker Bertelmann) as a master of the prepared piano.  Recent works have seen him expand to full orchestration.  But this year, he’s stripping it all back for an album of solo piano, unadorned.  The

Lárus Sigurðsson ~ Ambient Piano Trilogy

To some, Lárus Sigurðsson is known as a maker of jarðhörpur ~ stringed instruments formed from the rare wood of Iceland.  To others, he is known as the guitar player of Stafrænn Hákon.  But for the past decade, he’s also been making music of

Lárus Sigurðsson ~ Ambient Piano Trilogy

To some, Lárus Sigurðsson is known as a maker of jarðhörpur ~ stringed instruments formed from the rare wood of Iceland.  To others, he is known as the guitar player of Stafrænn Hákon.  But for the past decade, he’s also been making music of

w. baer ~ de dust2

de dust2 is perfectly suited for the cassette format.  The tracks are in different styles, but linked together like a mix tape, solidifying the theme of memory.  Any fans immersed in cassette culture will always feel something was lost first in

w. baer ~ de dust2

de dust2 is perfectly suited for the cassette format.  The tracks are in different styles, but linked together like a mix tape, solidifying the theme of memory.  Any fans immersed in cassette culture will always feel something was lost first in

Ô Lake ~ Refuge

Refuge is a debut album that doesn’t sound like a debut.  Beautifully composed and presented by Sylvain Texier (Ô Lake), it’s a perfect reflection of its title, a sweet and soothing set that allows the listener to take refuge in its melodies.  The

Ô Lake ~ Refuge

Refuge is a debut album that doesn’t sound like a debut.  Beautifully composed and presented by Sylvain Texier (Ô Lake), it’s a perfect reflection of its title, a sweet and soothing set that allows the listener to take refuge in its melodies.  The