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Spring Music Preview: The Next 200

This is the biggest music preview in the history of our site, and we challenge you to locate a more extensive preview anywhere!  An unprecedented number of new releases will be vying for our attention this spring ~ the snow is melting,

Spring Music Preview: The Next 200

This is the biggest music preview in the history of our site, and we challenge you to locate a more extensive preview anywhere!  An unprecedented number of new releases will be vying for our attention this spring ~ the snow is melting,

LCNL 081: “Location Materials” compiled by Karl Fousek

  Montreal modular synthesist Karl Fousek takes us on a tour through his personal cassette collection. No stranger to tapes himself, since 2014 Karl has released three tapes on Phinery and assorted tapes on other labels.  Last summer his trio

LCNL 081: “Location Materials” compiled by Karl Fousek

  Montreal modular synthesist Karl Fousek takes us on a tour through his personal cassette collection. No stranger to tapes himself, since 2014 Karl has released three tapes on Phinery and assorted tapes on other labels.  Last summer his trio

LCNL 080: Dorian Williamson’s Northern Solace

Suddenly 80 mixes seems like quite a lot.  I’m really pleased to hit another significant milestone, after 5 years of ACL and this mix series, I love that I can still be surprised with each new installment.  This mix comes

LCNL 080: Dorian Williamson’s Northern Solace

Suddenly 80 mixes seems like quite a lot.  I’m really pleased to hit another significant milestone, after 5 years of ACL and this mix series, I love that I can still be surprised with each new installment.  This mix comes

Where Will Music Head Next?

Brexit and Trump were each reactions to world events, and now the world is changing in response.  In this time of tumult, where will music head next?  In this article, we examine the trends and make a few prophecies. The

Where Will Music Head Next?

Brexit and Trump were each reactions to world events, and now the world is changing in response.  In this time of tumult, where will music head next?  In this article, we examine the trends and make a few prophecies. The

Music for Nurseries: 20 Albums for New Parents

The birth of a child may affect one’s musical taste, but it doesn’t have to change its quality.  For all the brand new parents out there, we offer this list of twenty albums that are perfect for infants and parents alike!

Music for Nurseries: 20 Albums for New Parents

The birth of a child may affect one’s musical taste, but it doesn’t have to change its quality.  For all the brand new parents out there, we offer this list of twenty albums that are perfect for infants and parents alike!

LCNL 079: Luminance Ratio’s Honey Dream

Luminance Ratio is an Italian psychedelic drone supergroup whose sound has consistently evolved over each new release. The four musicians come together to push each other to explore sounds and styles removed from their other endeavors.  Inspired by their most

LCNL 079: Luminance Ratio’s Honey Dream

Luminance Ratio is an Italian psychedelic drone supergroup whose sound has consistently evolved over each new release. The four musicians come together to push each other to explore sounds and styles removed from their other endeavors.  Inspired by their most

ACL 2016: Sound Propositions

2016, eh…? I say this every year, but I find it increasingly difficult to put these kinds of year-end retrospectives together.  The December rush often means a lot of records get left behind, some newer records get overvalued while those

ACL 2016: Sound Propositions

2016, eh…? I say this every year, but I find it increasingly difficult to put these kinds of year-end retrospectives together.  The December rush often means a lot of records get left behind, some newer records get overvalued while those