Ai Yamamoto ~ Pan De Sonic ~ Iso / Monster Hurricane Wihajster ~ U nas dobrze, choć trochę strzyka w kolanach

Two new recordings turn the sounds of domestic lockdown into music.  One album is percussive and electronic, the other improvisational and intimate. Together they demonstrate the creativity of artists who are unable to perform in concert halls yet find music

Ai Yamamoto ~ Pan De Sonic ~ Iso / Monster Hurricane Wihajster ~ U nas dobrze, choć trochę strzyka w kolanach

Two new recordings turn the sounds of domestic lockdown into music.  One album is percussive and electronic, the other improvisational and intimate. Together they demonstrate the creativity of artists who are unable to perform in concert halls yet find music

New Age Doom ~ Himalayan Dream Techno

Many times, heavy psychedelic projects make it seem as if their music is growing organically into chaos, but deep down or at the end they let structures remain intact, the original order always restored and reestablished. It is to New

New Age Doom ~ Himalayan Dream Techno

Many times, heavy psychedelic projects make it seem as if their music is growing organically into chaos, but deep down or at the end they let structures remain intact, the original order always restored and reestablished. It is to New

Golden Hymns Sing ‘Hurrah’ ~ The Great Dystopian Songbook: Songs for the Setting & Rising Sun

The Long Island post-rock trio Golden Hymns Sing ‘Hurrah’ dropped an album in the black hole of the release schedule, a week before Christmas, but we’re pulling an Interstellar to beam it back to our readers in the new year.  The post-rock

Golden Hymns Sing ‘Hurrah’ ~ The Great Dystopian Songbook: Songs for the Setting & Rising Sun

The Long Island post-rock trio Golden Hymns Sing ‘Hurrah’ dropped an album in the black hole of the release schedule, a week before Christmas, but we’re pulling an Interstellar to beam it back to our readers in the new year.  The post-rock

Iceland Symphony Orchestra ~ Occurrence

Occurrence is the conclusion of a masterful trilogy that began with 2017’s Recurrence and continued with 2019’s Concurrence.  All three are published by Sono Luminus, who has captured lightning in a bottle with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra.  Over the past two decades, Daniel Bjarnason

Iceland Symphony Orchestra ~ Occurrence

Occurrence is the conclusion of a masterful trilogy that began with 2017’s Recurrence and continued with 2019’s Concurrence.  All three are published by Sono Luminus, who has captured lightning in a bottle with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra.  Over the past two decades, Daniel Bjarnason

Black Swan ~ Repetition Hymns

Our review writers are often challenged when they encounter a well-written press release.  Repetition Hymns bears one of these.  During quarantine, the author writes, “each day feels like an endless loop.”  Given this temporal experience, the loop-based work of Black Swan is

Black Swan ~ Repetition Hymns

Our review writers are often challenged when they encounter a well-written press release.  Repetition Hymns bears one of these.  During quarantine, the author writes, “each day feels like an endless loop.”  Given this temporal experience, the loop-based work of Black Swan is

Andrew Littlejohn ~ Shizugawa

This resonant recording scores the aftermath of one disaster, but by extension speaks to those caught in the midst of another.  Recorded in the flattened town of Shizugawa following the devastating tsunami of March 2011, Andrew Littlejohn‘s study traces what was

Andrew Littlejohn ~ Shizugawa

This resonant recording scores the aftermath of one disaster, but by extension speaks to those caught in the midst of another.  Recorded in the flattened town of Shizugawa following the devastating tsunami of March 2011, Andrew Littlejohn‘s study traces what was

Martina Bertoni ~ Music for Empty Flats

Music for Empty Flats may have been recorded before the pandemic, but the conditions of its genesis are so fitting that the album now seems prescient.  While alone in an undecorated flat in Reykjavik, Martina Bertoni spent a good amount of time listening

Martina Bertoni ~ Music for Empty Flats

Music for Empty Flats may have been recorded before the pandemic, but the conditions of its genesis are so fitting that the album now seems prescient.  While alone in an undecorated flat in Reykjavik, Martina Bertoni spent a good amount of time listening

2021 Winter Music Preview ~ Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

We’re already one week into the new year (Can you believe 1/52 of 2021 is already over?) and early on it’s shaping up to be a solid year of music.  We’re hoping that as nations emerge from isolation, we’ll start

2021 Winter Music Preview ~ Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

We’re already one week into the new year (Can you believe 1/52 of 2021 is already over?) and early on it’s shaping up to be a solid year of music.  We’re hoping that as nations emerge from isolation, we’ll start