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Wilderness Hymnal presents ‘Mouths Full of Blood’ [mix]

Late last fall, Wilderness Hymnal released his debut album Anthropocene, “nine tracks spanning inventive post-rock, stormy piano passages and unnerving psychedelia that explore ecological and emotional harm, and the parallels between them.” The solo project of British-Venezuelan singer and pianist Javier

Wilderness Hymnal presents ‘Mouths Full of Blood’ [mix]

Late last fall, Wilderness Hymnal released his debut album Anthropocene, “nine tracks spanning inventive post-rock, stormy piano passages and unnerving psychedelia that explore ecological and emotional harm, and the parallels between them.” The solo project of British-Venezuelan singer and pianist Javier

2019 Winter Music Preview ~ Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

In 2018, the first great post-rock record of the year was released on the cusp of summer.  This year, the event occurs in January.  It’s an encouraging sign for a genre that has been written off for the last 15

2019 Winter Music Preview ~ Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

In 2018, the first great post-rock record of the year was released on the cusp of summer.  This year, the event occurs in January.  It’s an encouraging sign for a genre that has been written off for the last 15

2019 Winter Music Preview ~ Modern Composition

We continue our march into the new year with our report on the season’s slate in Modern Composition, including everything from solo piano to full fledged orchestra, movie scores to melting glaciers.  On this page, we’ll encounter the sweetness of

2019 Winter Music Preview ~ Modern Composition

We continue our march into the new year with our report on the season’s slate in Modern Composition, including everything from solo piano to full fledged orchestra, movie scores to melting glaciers.  On this page, we’ll encounter the sweetness of

2019 Winter Music Preview ~ Experimental

We love the experimental genre, because we’re never quite sure what we’re going to get.  This season it’s an album in which plastic is the only instrument, others that experiment with vocals in completely different manners, and a whole lot

2019 Winter Music Preview ~ Experimental

We love the experimental genre, because we’re never quite sure what we’re going to get.  This season it’s an album in which plastic is the only instrument, others that experiment with vocals in completely different manners, and a whole lot

2019 Winter Music Preview ~ Electronic

Electronic artists use a wide array of tools, from warm pads to abrasive textures.  Some songs are created for dancing, some for spiritual escape; tracks with sharp edges must be memorized before bodies can move with confidence.  As well as

2019 Winter Music Preview ~ Electronic

Electronic artists use a wide array of tools, from warm pads to abrasive textures.  Some songs are created for dancing, some for spiritual escape; tracks with sharp edges must be memorized before bodies can move with confidence.  As well as

2019 Winter Music Preview ~ Ambient and Drone

Happy Year of the Pig!  Now that we’ve put the old year to bed, it’s time to look forward once again.  Every new year brings a mixture of hopes and fears, but it also brings a reliable supply of brand

2019 Winter Music Preview ~ Ambient and Drone

Happy Year of the Pig!  Now that we’ve put the old year to bed, it’s time to look forward once again.  Every new year brings a mixture of hopes and fears, but it also brings a reliable supply of brand

ACL 2018 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

After 2500 submissions and 350 reviews, we finally have a winner!  Our top album of 2018 comes from a prolific female artist who has unveiled a dozen releases in the last five years.  This one is her best to date.

ACL 2018 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

After 2500 submissions and 350 reviews, we finally have a winner!  Our top album of 2018 comes from a prolific female artist who has unveiled a dozen releases in the last five years.  This one is her best to date.