Field Trip Day One ~ Off We Go!

Spring has sprung and the Easter bunny has arrived, which makes this the perfect week for a field trip!  We start our journey with rail sounds from David Evans, visit ships at port with Adam_is and drive across the American South with Crow

Field Trip Day One ~ Off We Go!

Spring has sprung and the Easter bunny has arrived, which makes this the perfect week for a field trip!  We start our journey with rail sounds from David Evans, visit ships at port with Adam_is and drive across the American South with Crow

Valgeir Sigurðsson ~ Interview

Leading up to this Friday’s release of Dissonance, we check in with Valgeir Sigurðsson to unlock the secrets of the new album. The composer speaks about the genesis of his music as well as current conditions in Iceland and the mood of the world.

Valgeir Sigurðsson ~ Interview

Leading up to this Friday’s release of Dissonance, we check in with Valgeir Sigurðsson to unlock the secrets of the new album. The composer speaks about the genesis of his music as well as current conditions in Iceland and the mood of the world.

Valgeir Sigurðsson ~ Dissonance

The inner sleeve appears to portray the artist striding from darkness into light, but look again; the inside of the hanger is illuminated, while the outdoor light is fading.  The album was conceived during “the most extreme four years of Sigurðsson’s

Valgeir Sigurðsson ~ Dissonance

The inner sleeve appears to portray the artist striding from darkness into light, but look again; the inside of the hanger is illuminated, while the outdoor light is fading.  The album was conceived during “the most extreme four years of Sigurðsson’s

Christoph Berg | Henning Schmiedt ~ Bei

Bei is improvised music that sounds composed; complex music that sounds simple; serious music that sounds fun.  The duo of Christoph Berg (violin) and Henning Schmiedt (piano) confounds at every turn: pleasantly, peacefully, precociously. Schmiedt has been recording for 20 years, and has preserved

Christoph Berg | Henning Schmiedt ~ Bei

Bei is improvised music that sounds composed; complex music that sounds simple; serious music that sounds fun.  The duo of Christoph Berg (violin) and Henning Schmiedt (piano) confounds at every turn: pleasantly, peacefully, precociously. Schmiedt has been recording for 20 years, and has preserved

Levi Patel ~ Affinity

Affinity is a slow grower.  One wants to resist its charms, seeing the traditional post-rock mountain on the cover and hearing the familiar timbres.  But as these blissful songs unfold, they begin to cast a spell.  For this we can credit strong

Levi Patel ~ Affinity

Affinity is a slow grower.  One wants to resist its charms, seeing the traditional post-rock mountain on the cover and hearing the familiar timbres.  But as these blissful songs unfold, they begin to cast a spell.  For this we can credit strong

Wataru Sato ~ midnight solitude

There’s only one proper time and way to write this review: midnight, alone.  In this hour of introspection, there’s room for contemplation, for dreaming, for regret, for hope.  But I’m not completely alone; the music of Wataru Sato provides the company. Some may

Wataru Sato ~ midnight solitude

There’s only one proper time and way to write this review: midnight, alone.  In this hour of introspection, there’s room for contemplation, for dreaming, for regret, for hope.  But I’m not completely alone; the music of Wataru Sato provides the company. Some may

Oiseaux-Tempête ~ AL-‘AN ! الآن

It may seem strange for an instrumental site to be interested in lyrics, but the primarily instrumental Parisian collective Oiseaux-Tempête has always been political, and today’s political climate is more charged than ever.  How would they react on their new album?

Oiseaux-Tempête ~ AL-‘AN ! الآن

It may seem strange for an instrumental site to be interested in lyrics, but the primarily instrumental Parisian collective Oiseaux-Tempête has always been political, and today’s political climate is more charged than ever.  How would they react on their new album?