Category Archives: Featured Articles

SP* Episode 16: FREEDOM TO DESTROY – with Esther B. [podcast]

Esther Bourdages is an art critic, radio journalist, independent curator, and musician based in Montréal. She is an improviser of extraordinary sensitivity, bringing a playfulness to her tactile manipulation of vinyl records, sometimes outright mishandling them. This freedom to destroy

SP* Episode 16: FREEDOM TO DESTROY – with Esther B. [podcast]

Esther Bourdages is an art critic, radio journalist, independent curator, and musician based in Montréal. She is an improviser of extraordinary sensitivity, bringing a playfulness to her tactile manipulation of vinyl records, sometimes outright mishandling them. This freedom to destroy

2021 Winter Music Preview ~ Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

We’re already one week into the new year (Can you believe 1/52 of 2021 is already over?) and early on it’s shaping up to be a solid year of music.  We’re hoping that as nations emerge from isolation, we’ll start

2021 Winter Music Preview ~ Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

We’re already one week into the new year (Can you believe 1/52 of 2021 is already over?) and early on it’s shaping up to be a solid year of music.  We’re hoping that as nations emerge from isolation, we’ll start

2021 Winter Music Preview ~ Modern Composition

What does winter sound like?  From solo piano to orchestra, the artists in our Modern Composition category turn color into music and vice versa.  The natural heirs to Satie, Debussy, Beethoven and more, these contemporary composers are always seeking new

2021 Winter Music Preview ~ Modern Composition

What does winter sound like?  From solo piano to orchestra, the artists in our Modern Composition category turn color into music and vice versa.  The natural heirs to Satie, Debussy, Beethoven and more, these contemporary composers are always seeking new

2021 Winter Music Preview ~ Experimental

What happens when experimental musicians are locked inside for months on end?  Given the extra time in their sonic laboratories, some come up with even more creative experiments.  This winter, we’ll be hearing the results of lockdown as filtered through

2021 Winter Music Preview ~ Experimental

What happens when experimental musicians are locked inside for months on end?  Given the extra time in their sonic laboratories, some come up with even more creative experiments.  This winter, we’ll be hearing the results of lockdown as filtered through

2021 Winter Music Preview ~ Electronic

Over the past year, our Electronic department has become our most active, and with good reason: we need these upbeat flavors, these reminders of body movement, these tempoed tunes to remind us that better days are on their way.  The

2021 Winter Music Preview ~ Electronic

Over the past year, our Electronic department has become our most active, and with good reason: we need these upbeat flavors, these reminders of body movement, these tempoed tunes to remind us that better days are on their way.  The

2021 Winter Music Preview ~ Ambient and Drone

With over 200 releases listed, this is once again our biggest Winter Music Preview ever, and the largest instrumental music preview on the planet! Winter is a fitting season for ambient music, which seems tailor-made for the soft, the still

2021 Winter Music Preview ~ Ambient and Drone

With over 200 releases listed, this is once again our biggest Winter Music Preview ever, and the largest instrumental music preview on the planet! Winter is a fitting season for ambient music, which seems tailor-made for the soft, the still

Where Will Music Head in 2021?

What’s next for the music industry?  With so many artists recording and releasing music from home, the entire landscape of music has changed.  In this article, we take some educated guesses on where music may be headed next. Formats The

Where Will Music Head in 2021?

What’s next for the music industry?  With so many artists recording and releasing music from home, the entire landscape of music has changed.  In this article, we take some educated guesses on where music may be headed next. Formats The

Music to Play on Christmas Day

Merry Christmas to all our readers who celebrate it! We realize that this is going to be a difficult Christmas for a lot of people who won’t be able to gather as they would like; and that many will spend

Music to Play on Christmas Day

Merry Christmas to all our readers who celebrate it! We realize that this is going to be a difficult Christmas for a lot of people who won’t be able to gather as they would like; and that many will spend