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ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Packaging

During the giving season, we remember the importance of packaging.  Not only do we want our gifts to look well-wrapped, we want what’s inside to appeal as well.  One can’t wrap a stream or a digital download.  This brings us to one

ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Packaging

During the giving season, we remember the importance of packaging.  Not only do we want our gifts to look well-wrapped, we want what’s inside to appeal as well.  One can’t wrap a stream or a digital download.  This brings us to one

ACL 2018 ~ The Happiest Music of the Year

This is our list of the happiest music we’ve reviewed in 2018.  As Ren & Stimpy once put it, “Happy, happy, joy, joy!”  But what type of music fits the definition?  There’s a wide variety of happy music on the

ACL 2018 ~ The Happiest Music of the Year

This is our list of the happiest music we’ve reviewed in 2018.  As Ren & Stimpy once put it, “Happy, happy, joy, joy!”  But what type of music fits the definition?  There’s a wide variety of happy music on the

ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s 10 Best Music Videos

According to Billboard magazine, we are living in “the new golden age of music videos.”  While we wouldn’t go quite that far, we’re still happy at the thought of a visual resurgence.  After all, many of us retain fond memories of the first golden

ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s 10 Best Music Videos

According to Billboard magazine, we are living in “the new golden age of music videos.”  While we wouldn’t go quite that far, we’re still happy at the thought of a visual resurgence.  After all, many of us retain fond memories of the first golden

ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Winter Music

Thanks to climate change, many of us are experiencing longer, colder winters.  It’s no surprise that winter music is also on the rise.  This was a particularly good year for the genre, as demonstrated in two early-year round-ups.  Now that

ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Winter Music

Thanks to climate change, many of us are experiencing longer, colder winters.  It’s no surprise that winter music is also on the rise.  This was a particularly good year for the genre, as demonstrated in two early-year round-ups.  Now that

ACL 2018 ~ The Year in Review

“In times of crisis, the wise build bridges while the foolish build barriers.  We must find a way to look after one another as if we were one single tribe.”  Although these words are spoken by a fictional character (T’Challa

ACL 2018 ~ The Year in Review

“In times of crisis, the wise build bridges while the foolish build barriers.  We must find a way to look after one another as if we were one single tribe.”  Although these words are spoken by a fictional character (T’Challa

Heinali presents Iridescent [mix]

This “iridescent” mix comes to us courtesy of Oleg Shpudeiko aka Heinali. In honor of his latest album, recently released on Injazero Records, the Ukrainian ambient electronic wizard Heinali presents a deep mix through musical influential music he was listening to

Heinali presents Iridescent [mix]

This “iridescent” mix comes to us courtesy of Oleg Shpudeiko aka Heinali. In honor of his latest album, recently released on Injazero Records, the Ukrainian ambient electronic wizard Heinali presents a deep mix through musical influential music he was listening to

A Closer Look: Unsound 2018

London. Berlin. New York. Krakow? Poland isn’t exactly the first place one associates with experimental music. Krakow is far from the bustling, cosmopolitan cultural centers, but it is nonetheless precisely this peripheral status that makes Unsound’s home-base so special. While

A Closer Look: Unsound 2018

London. Berlin. New York. Krakow? Poland isn’t exactly the first place one associates with experimental music. Krakow is far from the bustling, cosmopolitan cultural centers, but it is nonetheless precisely this peripheral status that makes Unsound’s home-base so special. While