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Nonturn ~ Territory

The cover image contains paint, but it’s not a painting; it’s the scraped paint left by cars confronting a concrete post.  The surrealistic swirl extends to the music as well. Territory may contain field recordings, but it’s not a field recording

Nonturn ~ Territory

The cover image contains paint, but it’s not a painting; it’s the scraped paint left by cars confronting a concrete post.  The surrealistic swirl extends to the music as well. Territory may contain field recordings, but it’s not a field recording

Zura Zaj ~ Small Obstacles

On the surface, Small Obstacles is all about the sea: as the liner notes proclaim, The journey, the waves. The swell of the tide, the motion of drift.  The opening sound is midway between a breath and a shore.  We’ve been yearning

Zura Zaj ~ Small Obstacles

On the surface, Small Obstacles is all about the sea: as the liner notes proclaim, The journey, the waves. The swell of the tide, the motion of drift.  The opening sound is midway between a breath and a shore.  We’ve been yearning

Félix Blume ~ Death in Haiti: Funeral Brass Bands and Sounds from Port au Prince

Death in Haiti is in turns painful and exultant, drenched in loss and life-affirming.  The cries of a woman who has lost her mother are nearly unbearable; the brass bands are triumphant to the point of being transcendent.  This is the

Félix Blume ~ Death in Haiti: Funeral Brass Bands and Sounds from Port au Prince

Death in Haiti is in turns painful and exultant, drenched in loss and life-affirming.  The cries of a woman who has lost her mother are nearly unbearable; the brass bands are triumphant to the point of being transcendent.  This is the

Maciek Dobrowolski ~ Ephemera

Loss and gratitude mingle at the core of this gorgeous album, which was inspired by W.B. Yeats’ heartrending poem Ephemera.  On the surface, the poem bears the weight of fading love and the sorrow of age.  But read again, and

Maciek Dobrowolski ~ Ephemera

Loss and gratitude mingle at the core of this gorgeous album, which was inspired by W.B. Yeats’ heartrending poem Ephemera.  On the surface, the poem bears the weight of fading love and the sorrow of age.  But read again, and

The Return of Experimedia

Jeremy Bible’s Experimedia is one of the world’s most comprehensive and consistent online music outlets.  But Experimedia is also a record label.  This week, the label returns after a three-year hiatus, presenting Matthias Urban‘s Passagen and Pascal Savy‘s Dislocations. While the releases may share a common genre, their

The Return of Experimedia

Jeremy Bible’s Experimedia is one of the world’s most comprehensive and consistent online music outlets.  But Experimedia is also a record label.  This week, the label returns after a three-year hiatus, presenting Matthias Urban‘s Passagen and Pascal Savy‘s Dislocations. While the releases may share a common genre, their

City ~ Only Borders

Two forces collide in this release.  First, there’s Ascetic House, the label which recently released a 15-tape set, including this one (individual copies are still available). Then there’s City, whose album A Goal is an image was one of our top electronic

City ~ Only Borders

Two forces collide in this release.  First, there’s Ascetic House, the label which recently released a 15-tape set, including this one (individual copies are still available). Then there’s City, whose album A Goal is an image was one of our top electronic

M/M ~ I Know You Are Thinking I’ve Said This All Before

Sometimes music is all about creating a mood ~ hollowing out an experiential space in which the listener may dwell.  M/M creates this space in two half-hour pieces on I Know You Are Thinking I’ve Said This All Before.  Extended loops

M/M ~ I Know You Are Thinking I’ve Said This All Before

Sometimes music is all about creating a mood ~ hollowing out an experiential space in which the listener may dwell.  M/M creates this space in two half-hour pieces on I Know You Are Thinking I’ve Said This All Before.  Extended loops