Category Archives: Rock, Post-Rock, Folk and Jazz

Esmerine ~ Mechanics of Dominion

Constellation Records continues to be on a tear, the latest Esmerine record its crown jewel, eclipsing even the latest Saltland LP from Rebecca Foon.  The themes of that album remain intact, and are amplified here: the world is in disarray, climate change

Esmerine ~ Mechanics of Dominion

Constellation Records continues to be on a tear, the latest Esmerine record its crown jewel, eclipsing even the latest Saltland LP from Rebecca Foon.  The themes of that album remain intact, and are amplified here: the world is in disarray, climate change

Stafrænn Hákon ~ Hausi

This album is pure enjoyment ~ so warm, so inviting, so enveloping that the struggle behind it may be obscured.  Icelandic composer Ólafur Josephsson has taken a long sonic journey to arrive at this point.  Originally the sole member of Stafrænn

Stafrænn Hákon ~ Hausi

This album is pure enjoyment ~ so warm, so inviting, so enveloping that the struggle behind it may be obscured.  Icelandic composer Ólafur Josephsson has taken a long sonic journey to arrive at this point.  Originally the sole member of Stafrænn

Fovea Hex ~ The Salt Garden II

“Sometimes God’s ways are mysterious. Sometimes He reveals them bit by bit over long periods of time” – this is a quote from the novel The Salt Garden by Cindy Martinusen Coloma which has no connection to this EP by

Fovea Hex ~ The Salt Garden II

“Sometimes God’s ways are mysterious. Sometimes He reveals them bit by bit over long periods of time” – this is a quote from the novel The Salt Garden by Cindy Martinusen Coloma which has no connection to this EP by

Memory Drawings ~ The Nearest Exit

The title makes one think of an emergency:  head for the nearest exit.  The music is like the safety on the other side of that exit.  As one plays this sublime album, one thinks of fields of wheat, filtered sun,

Memory Drawings ~ The Nearest Exit

The title makes one think of an emergency:  head for the nearest exit.  The music is like the safety on the other side of that exit.  As one plays this sublime album, one thinks of fields of wheat, filtered sun,

Orchard ~ Serendipity

Serendipity is a lengthy album, but a worthy one, the eighth installment in Ici d’ailleurs’ Mind Travels series. And travel it does, tracing the seasons of a real orchard through impression and song.  The photography of Francis Meslet (whose art book

Orchard ~ Serendipity

Serendipity is a lengthy album, but a worthy one, the eighth installment in Ici d’ailleurs’ Mind Travels series. And travel it does, tracing the seasons of a real orchard through impression and song.  The photography of Francis Meslet (whose art book

Godspeed You! Black Emperor ~ Luciferian Towers

This is the third album since Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘s studio return five years ago, mirroring their output from 1997-2002.  By now it’s fair to say that this isn’t just a band returned, it’s a band rejuvenated.  So what’s happened in

Godspeed You! Black Emperor ~ Luciferian Towers

This is the third album since Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘s studio return five years ago, mirroring their output from 1997-2002.  By now it’s fair to say that this isn’t just a band returned, it’s a band rejuvenated.  So what’s happened in

Gabriel Saloman ~ Movement Building Vol. 3

It starts with a static exhalation and a heartbeat drum ~ breath and beat together.  Eventually the other elements are added: droning guitar, mournful cello and yes – for this is Gabriel Saloman – military drums.  But for now we’ll have to

Gabriel Saloman ~ Movement Building Vol. 3

It starts with a static exhalation and a heartbeat drum ~ breath and beat together.  Eventually the other elements are added: droning guitar, mournful cello and yes – for this is Gabriel Saloman – military drums.  But for now we’ll have to