Minor Pieces ~ The Heavy Steps of Dreaming

Ian William Craig is a perennial presence in our year-end charts.  His gorgeous, operatic voice, fed through layers of tape decay, is instantly recognizable.  But until this point, he’s always sounded a bit lonely.  All of this changes on The Heavy Steps

Minor Pieces ~ The Heavy Steps of Dreaming

Ian William Craig is a perennial presence in our year-end charts.  His gorgeous, operatic voice, fed through layers of tape decay, is instantly recognizable.  But until this point, he’s always sounded a bit lonely.  All of this changes on The Heavy Steps

Dominik Eulberg ~ Mannigfaltig

In We Are the Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer laments the fact that climate change, despite the incredible threat, is also incredibly boring to talk about.  Species die, coastlands disappear, and our eyes are riveted to scenes of rescue; but then the

Dominik Eulberg ~ Mannigfaltig

In We Are the Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer laments the fact that climate change, despite the incredible threat, is also incredibly boring to talk about.  Species die, coastlands disappear, and our eyes are riveted to scenes of rescue; but then the

We Lost The Sea ~ Triumph & Disaster

The world is ending.  We all know it.  While writing this review, I learned that the American president had just allowed corporations to pollute water again.  After all, who needs clean water?  Who needs animals (save for those that taste

We Lost The Sea ~ Triumph & Disaster

The world is ending.  We all know it.  While writing this review, I learned that the American president had just allowed corporations to pollute water again.  After all, who needs clean water?  Who needs animals (save for those that taste

Ed Carlsen ~ Morning Hour

Morning Hour is a fun and fascinating album.  Multi-instrumentalist Ed Carlsen uses the form of modern composition, yet nearly every track blooms into beat-driven, electronic timbres.  Then just as one is prepared to call it an electronic set, the piano makes

Ed Carlsen ~ Morning Hour

Morning Hour is a fun and fascinating album.  Multi-instrumentalist Ed Carlsen uses the form of modern composition, yet nearly every track blooms into beat-driven, electronic timbres.  Then just as one is prepared to call it an electronic set, the piano makes

Plïnkï Plønkï ~ Pangur Din

Plïnkï Plønkï “tries to create songs that sound like memories,” and on Pangur Din, they succeed.  The new album is as restful as an album can be without causing drowsiness; it’s like the warm blur of a first drink.  The tape is

Plïnkï Plønkï ~ Pangur Din

Plïnkï Plønkï “tries to create songs that sound like memories,” and on Pangur Din, they succeed.  The new album is as restful as an album can be without causing drowsiness; it’s like the warm blur of a first drink.  The tape is

Ten Years of The Tapeworm

This year marks the tenth anniversary of The Tapeworm, the London-based cassette-only label founded by Philip Marshall. In the years since, the label has branched out into The Wormhole, an avenue for experiments with non-tape formats, and The Bookworm, their

Ten Years of The Tapeworm

This year marks the tenth anniversary of The Tapeworm, the London-based cassette-only label founded by Philip Marshall. In the years since, the label has branched out into The Wormhole, an avenue for experiments with non-tape formats, and The Bookworm, their

abo carcassi + demetrio cecchitelli present “Trasparenza” [mix]

To celebrate the release of their split EP 2:2, abo carcassi & halfcastle have assembled Trasparenza, a live mix documenting their shared musical interests and their broader community of friends. Daniele Carcassi (abo carcassi) is a composer, improviser and DJ

abo carcassi + demetrio cecchitelli present “Trasparenza” [mix]

To celebrate the release of their split EP 2:2, abo carcassi & halfcastle have assembled Trasparenza, a live mix documenting their shared musical interests and their broader community of friends. Daniele Carcassi (abo carcassi) is a composer, improviser and DJ