Institute of Landscape Architecture ~ Melting Landscapes

Melting Landscapes is a success on all levels: concept, execution, presentation and sound.  This being said, Christophe Girot (Chair) and the staff and students of Zürich’s Institute of Landscape Architecture would likely trade all of their artistic successes for political movement.  Climate

Institute of Landscape Architecture ~ Melting Landscapes

Melting Landscapes is a success on all levels: concept, execution, presentation and sound.  This being said, Christophe Girot (Chair) and the staff and students of Zürich’s Institute of Landscape Architecture would likely trade all of their artistic successes for political movement.  Climate

VLMV ~ Stranded, Not Lost

Many of the year’s best post-rock albums have been so subtle they border on ambience.  Stranded, Not Lost is the latest of these, marking the premiere appearance of VLMV, formerly ALMA, comprised of alumni from Codes in the Clouds (one of whom

VLMV ~ Stranded, Not Lost

Many of the year’s best post-rock albums have been so subtle they border on ambience.  Stranded, Not Lost is the latest of these, marking the premiere appearance of VLMV, formerly ALMA, comprised of alumni from Codes in the Clouds (one of whom

Nonturn ~ Territory

The cover image contains paint, but it’s not a painting; it’s the scraped paint left by cars confronting a concrete post.  The surrealistic swirl extends to the music as well. Territory may contain field recordings, but it’s not a field recording

Nonturn ~ Territory

The cover image contains paint, but it’s not a painting; it’s the scraped paint left by cars confronting a concrete post.  The surrealistic swirl extends to the music as well. Territory may contain field recordings, but it’s not a field recording

A Gene from a Genome: The Transient Tapes of Muzan Editions

Named after a portmanteau fusing the Chinese characters for “dream” and “mountain,” Muzan Editions is a small-run cassette label based in Nara, Japan. Its artists span the rainbow of contemporary electronic music, pursuing a dream of technology within the mountain

A Gene from a Genome: The Transient Tapes of Muzan Editions

Named after a portmanteau fusing the Chinese characters for “dream” and “mountain,” Muzan Editions is a small-run cassette label based in Nara, Japan. Its artists span the rainbow of contemporary electronic music, pursuing a dream of technology within the mountain

Birds of Passage ~ The Death of Our Invention

Alicia Merz cultivates wilderness within vulnerability. The New Zealand singer-songwriter known as Birds of Passage pens faded folk frayed by silvery drones, attic songs whispered while one’s parents quarrel downstairs. But The Death of Our Invention doesn’t sag with what’s

Birds of Passage ~ The Death of Our Invention

Alicia Merz cultivates wilderness within vulnerability. The New Zealand singer-songwriter known as Birds of Passage pens faded folk frayed by silvery drones, attic songs whispered while one’s parents quarrel downstairs. But The Death of Our Invention doesn’t sag with what’s

Yann Novak ~ The Future is a Forward Escape Into the Past

The Future is a Forward Escape Into the Past vibrates ever so slowly, dilating like a time-traveler’s portal. Listeners reaching deep into the crackling speakers will watch one’s body dissolve into sound waves, emerging in a universe resembling our own, in

Yann Novak ~ The Future is a Forward Escape Into the Past

The Future is a Forward Escape Into the Past vibrates ever so slowly, dilating like a time-traveler’s portal. Listeners reaching deep into the crackling speakers will watch one’s body dissolve into sound waves, emerging in a universe resembling our own, in

Zura Zaj ~ Small Obstacles

On the surface, Small Obstacles is all about the sea: as the liner notes proclaim, The journey, the waves. The swell of the tide, the motion of drift.  The opening sound is midway between a breath and a shore.  We’ve been yearning

Zura Zaj ~ Small Obstacles

On the surface, Small Obstacles is all about the sea: as the liner notes proclaim, The journey, the waves. The swell of the tide, the motion of drift.  The opening sound is midway between a breath and a shore.  We’ve been yearning