ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Packaging

During the giving season, we remember the importance of packaging.  Not only do we want our gifts to look well-wrapped, we want what’s inside to appeal as well.  One can’t wrap a stream or a digital download.  This brings us to one

ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Packaging

During the giving season, we remember the importance of packaging.  Not only do we want our gifts to look well-wrapped, we want what’s inside to appeal as well.  One can’t wrap a stream or a digital download.  This brings us to one

ACL 2018 ~ The Happiest Music of the Year

This is our list of the happiest music we’ve reviewed in 2018.  As Ren & Stimpy once put it, “Happy, happy, joy, joy!”  But what type of music fits the definition?  There’s a wide variety of happy music on the

ACL 2018 ~ The Happiest Music of the Year

This is our list of the happiest music we’ve reviewed in 2018.  As Ren & Stimpy once put it, “Happy, happy, joy, joy!”  But what type of music fits the definition?  There’s a wide variety of happy music on the

ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s 10 Best Music Videos

According to Billboard magazine, we are living in “the new golden age of music videos.”  While we wouldn’t go quite that far, we’re still happy at the thought of a visual resurgence.  After all, many of us retain fond memories of the first golden

ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s 10 Best Music Videos

According to Billboard magazine, we are living in “the new golden age of music videos.”  While we wouldn’t go quite that far, we’re still happy at the thought of a visual resurgence.  After all, many of us retain fond memories of the first golden

ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Winter Music

Thanks to climate change, many of us are experiencing longer, colder winters.  It’s no surprise that winter music is also on the rise.  This was a particularly good year for the genre, as demonstrated in two early-year round-ups.  Now that

ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Winter Music

Thanks to climate change, many of us are experiencing longer, colder winters.  It’s no surprise that winter music is also on the rise.  This was a particularly good year for the genre, as demonstrated in two early-year round-ups.  Now that

ACL 2018 ~ The Year in Review

“In times of crisis, the wise build bridges while the foolish build barriers.  We must find a way to look after one another as if we were one single tribe.”  Although these words are spoken by a fictional character (T’Challa

ACL 2018 ~ The Year in Review

“In times of crisis, the wise build bridges while the foolish build barriers.  We must find a way to look after one another as if we were one single tribe.”  Although these words are spoken by a fictional character (T’Challa

Celer ~ Memory Repetitions

When an artist is as prolific as Will Long, one might assume there is little time for looking back and taking stock. Not only does the artist seem to produce a new ambient album every month, he also releases house

Celer ~ Memory Repetitions

When an artist is as prolific as Will Long, one might assume there is little time for looking back and taking stock. Not only does the artist seem to produce a new ambient album every month, he also releases house

Guy Thouin ~ Rien Ô Tout Ou Linéaire Un

Montreal’s Tenzier continues to unearth fascinating artifacts from across Montreal’s diverse musical heritage. Past records have ranged from visionary and singular electronic music to the distinct brand of free jazz and free improvisation that has been cultivated in Quebec. But

Guy Thouin ~ Rien Ô Tout Ou Linéaire Un

Montreal’s Tenzier continues to unearth fascinating artifacts from across Montreal’s diverse musical heritage. Past records have ranged from visionary and singular electronic music to the distinct brand of free jazz and free improvisation that has been cultivated in Quebec. But