Tambour ~ Constellations (ou comment arrêter le temps)

Montreal’s Tambour (Simon P. Castonguay) released two EPs in 2015 and 2016 that were later folded into an LP.  Since then he’s been quiet, save for the exquisite winter single “Silhouettes.”  As Chapitre I was one of the first releases on the Moderna label,

Tambour ~ Constellations (ou comment arrêter le temps)

Montreal’s Tambour (Simon P. Castonguay) released two EPs in 2015 and 2016 that were later folded into an LP.  Since then he’s been quiet, save for the exquisite winter single “Silhouettes.”  As Chapitre I was one of the first releases on the Moderna label,

Microtub ~ Chronic Shift

Microtub’s proposition is unique: to record, inside an empty water tower, two musical pieces in just intonation performed by a tuba trio – hence the microtonal reference of the group’s name. There’s a few timely interventions by analog synthesizers (one

Microtub ~ Chronic Shift

Microtub’s proposition is unique: to record, inside an empty water tower, two musical pieces in just intonation performed by a tuba trio – hence the microtonal reference of the group’s name. There’s a few timely interventions by analog synthesizers (one

Hugar ~ Varða

Icelandic duo (with friends) Hugar makes a huge step forward with its sophomore album, from self-released to Sony Masterworks.  Not that their debut album was modest ~ it included Ólafur Arnalds on drums, along with brass and a string section.  The new

Hugar ~ Varða

Icelandic duo (with friends) Hugar makes a huge step forward with its sophomore album, from self-released to Sony Masterworks.  Not that their debut album was modest ~ it included Ólafur Arnalds on drums, along with brass and a string section.  The new

SP* Episode 9: WHO CARES IF YOU DEEP LISTEN? – with Longform Editions [podcast]

Andrew Khedoori of the Preservation label talks about his latest series, Longform Editions, featuring compositions designed to encourage deep listening. Very much organized against the prevailing streaming ecosystem which encourages short tracks and distracted listening, Longform Editions has released 32

SP* Episode 9: WHO CARES IF YOU DEEP LISTEN? – with Longform Editions [podcast]

Andrew Khedoori of the Preservation label talks about his latest series, Longform Editions, featuring compositions designed to encourage deep listening. Very much organized against the prevailing streaming ecosystem which encourages short tracks and distracted listening, Longform Editions has released 32

Lucas Norer ~ Disposition

Disposition is a political work that seeks to depoliticize, an abstract work that seeks to upend old associations. Available as a softcover book with USB card, the album castigates the co-opting of the Kufstein Heroes’ Organ while celebrating its tonality.  Essays

Lucas Norer ~ Disposition

Disposition is a political work that seeks to depoliticize, an abstract work that seeks to upend old associations. Available as a softcover book with USB card, the album castigates the co-opting of the Kufstein Heroes’ Organ while celebrating its tonality.  Essays

Skyphone ~ Marsh Drones

Back in 2014, Danish trio Skyphone released the beguiling Hildur, featuring phantasmagorical art by Martin Sønderlev Christensen.  This year, they return with Marsh Drones, along with the reissue of their earlier work: the concluding chapters of Lost Tribe Sound’s We Stayed the Path That Fell To

Skyphone ~ Marsh Drones

Back in 2014, Danish trio Skyphone released the beguiling Hildur, featuring phantasmagorical art by Martin Sønderlev Christensen.  This year, they return with Marsh Drones, along with the reissue of their earlier work: the concluding chapters of Lost Tribe Sound’s We Stayed the Path That Fell To

Pillars ~ Cavum

Can a post-rock band be both massive AND melodic? Absolutely.  This is the arena of Indianapolis (Indiana) quartet Pillars, who live so close to October’s POST! festival that they can sleep in their own beds. “Dissolution” was the album’s lead single,

Pillars ~ Cavum

Can a post-rock band be both massive AND melodic? Absolutely.  This is the arena of Indianapolis (Indiana) quartet Pillars, who live so close to October’s POST! festival that they can sleep in their own beds. “Dissolution” was the album’s lead single,