I/O ~ Anyone, Anywhere

Boston post-rock septet I/O has come a long way in three years.  2014’s Saudade was a solid debut, albeit nondescript.  Anyone, Anywhere adds brass and strings and dares listeners to dismiss it.  The tasteful integration of these elements, along with careful sequencing, lifts the band’s

I/O ~ Anyone, Anywhere

Boston post-rock septet I/O has come a long way in three years.  2014’s Saudade was a solid debut, albeit nondescript.  Anyone, Anywhere adds brass and strings and dares listeners to dismiss it.  The tasteful integration of these elements, along with careful sequencing, lifts the band’s

poemme ~ Soft Ice

With Soft Ice, Polar Seas has found an album to match the name of the label.  This is our second winter album of the season (hello, Australia!).  It’s also a sleep album, specifically designed to operate as an aural pillow.  Just listening

poemme ~ Soft Ice

With Soft Ice, Polar Seas has found an album to match the name of the label.  This is our second winter album of the season (hello, Australia!).  It’s also a sleep album, specifically designed to operate as an aural pillow.  Just listening

Jeff Hassay ~ Beach Boys House: Dirt Sounds

An audiological artefact, a meditation on time, an objet d’art ~ Beach Boys House: Dirt Sounds is all three.  One of the year’s most original recordings is also one of the year’s most precious – and some might say precocious –

Jeff Hassay ~ Beach Boys House: Dirt Sounds

An audiological artefact, a meditation on time, an objet d’art ~ Beach Boys House: Dirt Sounds is all three.  One of the year’s most original recordings is also one of the year’s most precious – and some might say precocious –

Sontag Shogun ~ Patterns for Resonant Space

Patterns for Resonant Space is ambient in sound, but experimental in design.  The album was composed in reverse fashion, with the piano offering comments on the field recordings and tape loops.  The background becomes the foreground, yielding an appreciation of space

Sontag Shogun ~ Patterns for Resonant Space

Patterns for Resonant Space is ambient in sound, but experimental in design.  The album was composed in reverse fashion, with the piano offering comments on the field recordings and tape loops.  The background becomes the foreground, yielding an appreciation of space

Pan Daijing ~ Lack 惊蛰

Pan Daijing does not sound like anyone else.  This is a rare accomplishment, nearly unheard of for a debut LP.  Even her label (in an unusual confluence, PAN) avoids namedropping, despite the fact that such comparisons have become de rigueur. The sonic

Pan Daijing ~ Lack 惊蛰

Pan Daijing does not sound like anyone else.  This is a rare accomplishment, nearly unheard of for a debut LP.  Even her label (in an unusual confluence, PAN) avoids namedropping, despite the fact that such comparisons have become de rigueur. The sonic

The Chapel of Exquises Ardents Pears ~ TorqueMadra

Sometimes a collaboration is more than just a collaboration, it’s a statement.  And even though this blended band doesn’t make its statement explicit, the friendship between France’s Anathème and the U.K.’s Stems underlines the thought that Brexit is a very bad idea.

The Chapel of Exquises Ardents Pears ~ TorqueMadra

Sometimes a collaboration is more than just a collaboration, it’s a statement.  And even though this blended band doesn’t make its statement explicit, the friendship between France’s Anathème and the U.K.’s Stems underlines the thought that Brexit is a very bad idea.

Cities and Memory ~ Sacred Spaces

A rainy stay-at-home holiday provides a perfect opportunity for a trip around the world.  The latest sound map from Cities and Memory offers listeners the chance to hear Sacred Spaces around the globe, to note the similarities and differences, and to gather their own

Cities and Memory ~ Sacred Spaces

A rainy stay-at-home holiday provides a perfect opportunity for a trip around the world.  The latest sound map from Cities and Memory offers listeners the chance to hear Sacred Spaces around the globe, to note the similarities and differences, and to gather their own