Gideon Wolf ~ Year Zero

If an artist plans to make their album release low-key, then springing it on the public around the start of the year must be near the top of the list of stealth tactics. There’s the post-holiday return to work, the

Gideon Wolf ~ Year Zero

If an artist plans to make their album release low-key, then springing it on the public around the start of the year must be near the top of the list of stealth tactics. There’s the post-holiday return to work, the

Fabio Perletta ~ Ichinen

‘Zen does not follow the routine of reasoning, and does not mind contradicting itself or being inconsistent‘ – Suzuki Daisetsu Teitarō Echoing through deep, ill-lit caverns and dripping onto the wet, gleaming surface of a dark rock, the gamelan sounds

Fabio Perletta ~ Ichinen

‘Zen does not follow the routine of reasoning, and does not mind contradicting itself or being inconsistent‘ – Suzuki Daisetsu Teitarō Echoing through deep, ill-lit caverns and dripping onto the wet, gleaming surface of a dark rock, the gamelan sounds

The McCormick Percussion Ensemble ~ Marimba Concerti with Percussion Orchestra

The marimba, an African-origins instrument typical of Central America (it’s the ‘national instrument’ of Guatemala) was introduced to the classical world by European modernists in the first half of the 20th century as a function of a brand of shocking

The McCormick Percussion Ensemble ~ Marimba Concerti with Percussion Orchestra

The marimba, an African-origins instrument typical of Central America (it’s the ‘national instrument’ of Guatemala) was introduced to the classical world by European modernists in the first half of the 20th century as a function of a brand of shocking

Jean-Michel Blais & CFCF ~ Cascades

Like an splashing stream of spring water, Cascades is sprightly and cleansing. “Hasselblad 1” greets us with an electronic murmur against the background rustle and creak of household objects, before a piano furtively enters. Our attention captured, the incursions of

Jean-Michel Blais & CFCF ~ Cascades

Like an splashing stream of spring water, Cascades is sprightly and cleansing. “Hasselblad 1” greets us with an electronic murmur against the background rustle and creak of household objects, before a piano furtively enters. Our attention captured, the incursions of

Those Who Walk Away ~ The Infected Mass

Full disclosure:  I lost a friend in Pan Am Flight 103 and two acquaintances in the Twin Towers, so I’m not sure I like this album.  Matthew Patton (Those Who Walk Away) lost a brother in a plane crash, and

Those Who Walk Away ~ The Infected Mass

Full disclosure:  I lost a friend in Pan Am Flight 103 and two acquaintances in the Twin Towers, so I’m not sure I like this album.  Matthew Patton (Those Who Walk Away) lost a brother in a plane crash, and

Ondrej Zajac ~ ICU

Those who spend a lot of time in intensive care units (as visitors, patients or staff), grow accustomed not only to their sounds, but to their feel.  Sonically, an intense maelstrom of beeps and buzzes, collapses and cries threatens to overwhelm.

Ondrej Zajac ~ ICU

Those who spend a lot of time in intensive care units (as visitors, patients or staff), grow accustomed not only to their sounds, but to their feel.  Sonically, an intense maelstrom of beeps and buzzes, collapses and cries threatens to overwhelm.

Rokaia ~ See | Dwell

We have a very good feeling about Limerick, Ireland’s Rokaia, whose debut release seems a harbinger of things to come.  See | Dwell may be a short beginning, but it’s a strong one.  Like Ian William Craig, Holly Herndon and Katie Gately,

Rokaia ~ See | Dwell

We have a very good feeling about Limerick, Ireland’s Rokaia, whose debut release seems a harbinger of things to come.  See | Dwell may be a short beginning, but it’s a strong one.  Like Ian William Craig, Holly Herndon and Katie Gately,