Category Archives: Experimental

NO HAY BANDA ~ I had a dream about this place

The logic of dreams turns the unfamiliar familiar. When dreaming about strange scenes and places, they often seem strangely mundane, as if you’d experienced them before during waking hours. By titling their debut album I had a dream about this

NO HAY BANDA ~ I had a dream about this place

The logic of dreams turns the unfamiliar familiar. When dreaming about strange scenes and places, they often seem strangely mundane, as if you’d experienced them before during waking hours. By titling their debut album I had a dream about this

Daniel Bachman ~ Almanac Behind

Robert Frost wrote, “Some say the world will end in fire, others say in ice.”  And now the world is dying, simultaneously freezing and burning.  Everyone was right, and everyone was wrong.  Climate change is producing incredible juxtapositions.  As I

Daniel Bachman ~ Almanac Behind

Robert Frost wrote, “Some say the world will end in fire, others say in ice.”  And now the world is dying, simultaneously freezing and burning.  Everyone was right, and everyone was wrong.  Climate change is producing incredible juxtapositions.  As I

Baldruin ~ Kleine Freuden

What are the odds that three albums of one-minute songs would all be released in a three-week stretch?  Perhaps inspired by Minute Papillon and One Minute Older, which both appeared in our Best Compilations feature, Ever Given, Ümlaut and Baldruin have each unveiled new

Baldruin ~ Kleine Freuden

What are the odds that three albums of one-minute songs would all be released in a three-week stretch?  Perhaps inspired by Minute Papillon and One Minute Older, which both appeared in our Best Compilations feature, Ever Given, Ümlaut and Baldruin have each unveiled new

Molly Joyce ~ Perspective

How are we defined, and who has the right to define a human being?  Is disability a weakness, and is anyone truly whole?  These questions and more are tackled on Molly Joyce‘s ambitious Perspective, a musical collage incorporating 47 interviews with persons

Molly Joyce ~ Perspective

How are we defined, and who has the right to define a human being?  Is disability a weakness, and is anyone truly whole?  These questions and more are tackled on Molly Joyce‘s ambitious Perspective, a musical collage incorporating 47 interviews with persons

Bekah Simms ~ Bestiaries

Bestiaries is enthralling and unique.  The music is a reflection of its cover art: a melange of intricacies, colorful, yet frightening, grotesque, yet intriguing.  Centrediscs calls it “accessible yet uncompromising.”  This is a fitting album for October, or for any time

Bekah Simms ~ Bestiaries

Bestiaries is enthralling and unique.  The music is a reflection of its cover art: a melange of intricacies, colorful, yet frightening, grotesque, yet intriguing.  Centrediscs calls it “accessible yet uncompromising.”  This is a fitting album for October, or for any time

Physical Reality as Processed Spirituality ~ An Interview With Fire-Toolz

David Murrieta Flores (ACL): Hi Fire-Toolz! To begin with, please talk to us a bit about how Fire-Toolz came into being, and how it relates to other projects you have (like Nonlocal Forecast or MindSpring Memories). Fire-Toolz (FT): Fire-Toolz was

Physical Reality as Processed Spirituality ~ An Interview With Fire-Toolz

David Murrieta Flores (ACL): Hi Fire-Toolz! To begin with, please talk to us a bit about how Fire-Toolz came into being, and how it relates to other projects you have (like Nonlocal Forecast or MindSpring Memories). Fire-Toolz (FT): Fire-Toolz was

Il Radioamatore ~ The Fall of Europe

The radio is out of fashion. Yet not so long ago, the static and hum of shortwave broadcasts were at the heart of many people’s everyday life, forming the main method by which news was sent and received on an

Il Radioamatore ~ The Fall of Europe

The radio is out of fashion. Yet not so long ago, the static and hum of shortwave broadcasts were at the heart of many people’s everyday life, forming the main method by which news was sent and received on an

V/A ~ CLAP. An anatomy of applause

CLAP is the sort of anthology that should come with a book, as the topic is so fertile and easy to understand and yet so infrequently covered.  Why do we clap?  What are the differences between various forms of applause?  What

V/A ~ CLAP. An anatomy of applause

CLAP is the sort of anthology that should come with a book, as the topic is so fertile and easy to understand and yet so infrequently covered.  Why do we clap?  What are the differences between various forms of applause?  What