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

Explosions in the Sky ~ Big Bend (An Original Soundtrack for Public Television)

Even without video, post-rock conjures images of mountains and valleys, deserts and streams ~ so when Explosions in the Sky was asked to compose the score to a National Geographic documentary about local treasure Big Bend National Park, they were already

Explosions in the Sky ~ Big Bend (An Original Soundtrack for Public Television)

Even without video, post-rock conjures images of mountains and valleys, deserts and streams ~ so when Explosions in the Sky was asked to compose the score to a National Geographic documentary about local treasure Big Bend National Park, they were already

Anoice ~ The Hidden Forest

Many artists have produced nature-themed albums during the pandemic, but none as elaborate as The Hidden Forest.  On this set, Anoice offers a forest experience that can be enjoyed by those who live in the cities and suburbs.  The entry point is

Anoice ~ The Hidden Forest

Many artists have produced nature-themed albums during the pandemic, but none as elaborate as The Hidden Forest.  On this set, Anoice offers a forest experience that can be enjoyed by those who live in the cities and suburbs.  The entry point is

MONO ~ Pilgrimage of the Soul

2021 is shaping up as a great year for MONO.  After releasing a devastating double live album earlier this year, they’ve unveiled a pummeling post-rock opus.  Pilgrimage of the Soul is loosely based on William Blake’s Auguries of Innocence, a poem whose

MONO ~ Pilgrimage of the Soul

2021 is shaping up as a great year for MONO.  After releasing a devastating double live album earlier this year, they’ve unveiled a pummeling post-rock opus.  Pilgrimage of the Soul is loosely based on William Blake’s Auguries of Innocence, a poem whose

Fall Music Preview ~ Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

So far, 2021 has been an incredible year for rock. We’ve already seen some heavy hitters return with memorable albums; GY!BE, Mogwai, Fly Pan Am and Bell Orchestre were all featured on our pages earlier this year.  This fall, they

Fall Music Preview ~ Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

So far, 2021 has been an incredible year for rock. We’ve already seen some heavy hitters return with memorable albums; GY!BE, Mogwai, Fly Pan Am and Bell Orchestre were all featured on our pages earlier this year.  This fall, they

Closet Disco Queen & The Flying Raclettes ~ Omelette du Fromage

Sometimes we meet albums that we don’t want to like (even though we do) because they are just too cheesy.  So what would happen if we found an album named after a cheese dish, inspired by an episode of Dexter’s Laboratory,

Closet Disco Queen & The Flying Raclettes ~ Omelette du Fromage

Sometimes we meet albums that we don’t want to like (even though we do) because they are just too cheesy.  So what would happen if we found an album named after a cheese dish, inspired by an episode of Dexter’s Laboratory,

William Tyler & Marisa Anderson ~ Lost Futures

There is a spectral openness chipping away at the edges of William Tyler & Marisa Anderson’s debut collaborative record, Lost Futures. The respective Nashville and Portland-based guitarists flirt with the hauntological implications of our current, twenty-first century climate throughout eight

William Tyler & Marisa Anderson ~ Lost Futures

There is a spectral openness chipping away at the edges of William Tyler & Marisa Anderson’s debut collaborative record, Lost Futures. The respective Nashville and Portland-based guitarists flirt with the hauntological implications of our current, twenty-first century climate throughout eight

Charles Spearin ~ My City of Starlings

We last encountered Do Make Say Think’s Charles Runstein on Thank God the Plague Is Over, recorded with Josefin Runsteen (whose own fine HANA – Three Bodies is slated for release this fall).  Unfortunately the plague is still not over, but fortunately we have new

Charles Spearin ~ My City of Starlings

We last encountered Do Make Say Think’s Charles Runstein on Thank God the Plague Is Over, recorded with Josefin Runsteen (whose own fine HANA – Three Bodies is slated for release this fall).  Unfortunately the plague is still not over, but fortunately we have new

Mumbles ~ Maystow Morrow: a story of rustling straw, thistle burrs and fire

We originally planned to wait until October to review this release.  When it first arrived, the pandemic was ebbing, and we were not in the mood for dark music.  But now the horror has returned, along with our appetite for

Mumbles ~ Maystow Morrow: a story of rustling straw, thistle burrs and fire

We originally planned to wait until October to review this release.  When it first arrived, the pandemic was ebbing, and we were not in the mood for dark music.  But now the horror has returned, along with our appetite for