V/A ~ Relatives Schoensein

Street art meets sound art on this vibrant compilation, a global endeavor involving over 40 artists and nearly five hours of music.  Relatives Schoensein also reminds us of the value of the physical format, as the 92-page book that accompanies the

V/A ~ Relatives Schoensein

Street art meets sound art on this vibrant compilation, a global endeavor involving over 40 artists and nearly five hours of music.  Relatives Schoensein also reminds us of the value of the physical format, as the 92-page book that accompanies the

hibernate recordings ~ 26 EPs & Albums for the 2.6 Challenge

First off, a big thanks to our friends at Stationary Travels for introducing us to this collection.  When the 26-mile London Marathon (originally scheduled for April 26) was cancelled, a lot of charities were left in the cold, so the

hibernate recordings ~ 26 EPs & Albums for the 2.6 Challenge

First off, a big thanks to our friends at Stationary Travels for introducing us to this collection.  When the 26-mile London Marathon (originally scheduled for April 26) was cancelled, a lot of charities were left in the cold, so the

Library Tapes ~ The Quiet City

Here’s another perfect pandemic production, whether conceived during lockdown or not.  (We suspect that it was.)  Library Tapes (David Wenngren) has gathered a small supergroup comprised of Olivia Belli, Julia Kent, Akira Kosemura, Hoshiko Yamane and Michael A. Muller.  But before

Library Tapes ~ The Quiet City

Here’s another perfect pandemic production, whether conceived during lockdown or not.  (We suspect that it was.)  Library Tapes (David Wenngren) has gathered a small supergroup comprised of Olivia Belli, Julia Kent, Akira Kosemura, Hoshiko Yamane and Michael A. Muller.  But before

Romare ~ Home

Home has been a long time coming, and might be considered a culmination of a lifelong journey.  Archie Fairhurst (Romare) was born to a nomadic family and extended his travels with a career on the road.  But now it seems like

Romare ~ Home

Home has been a long time coming, and might be considered a culmination of a lifelong journey.  Archie Fairhurst (Romare) was born to a nomadic family and extended his travels with a career on the road.  But now it seems like

Liminal Drifter ~ Connected

We sat on this album for an entire season ~ it remained on the outskirts of our consciousness, struggling to find its way to the top like a buried daydream.  But here it is, summer, and the recent heatwaves have

Liminal Drifter ~ Connected

We sat on this album for an entire season ~ it remained on the outskirts of our consciousness, struggling to find its way to the top like a buried daydream.  But here it is, summer, and the recent heatwaves have

*Press A* ~ Alex Burnett ~ The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature

Alex Burnett‘s score to the La Belle Games / ARTE video game may be based on Mary Shelley’s novel, but not the part one expects.  The narrative covers the latter section, in which the creature (who is not named Frankenstein), roams the

*Press A* ~ Alex Burnett ~ The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature

Alex Burnett‘s score to the La Belle Games / ARTE video game may be based on Mary Shelley’s novel, but not the part one expects.  The narrative covers the latter section, in which the creature (who is not named Frankenstein), roams the

Taw ~ Truce Terms

There’s a moment in the life of every musician parent when one recognizes ~ or suddenly remembers ~ the musical properties of children’s toys.  The moment may arrive as early as the rattle or squeaky toy, wait until the activity

Taw ~ Truce Terms

There’s a moment in the life of every musician parent when one recognizes ~ or suddenly remembers ~ the musical properties of children’s toys.  The moment may arrive as early as the rattle or squeaky toy, wait until the activity

OMG! Amplify Just Released 55 More Albums & EPs.

Eight weeks ago, we covered the first batch of releases in the Amplify 2020 quarantine festival: an explosion of creativity featuring 125 albums and EPs to enjoy at home during the pandemic.  Since then, Amplify has released 55 more.  This

OMG! Amplify Just Released 55 More Albums & EPs.

Eight weeks ago, we covered the first batch of releases in the Amplify 2020 quarantine festival: an explosion of creativity featuring 125 albums and EPs to enjoy at home during the pandemic.  Since then, Amplify has released 55 more.  This