Cicada ~ Seeking the Sources of Streams

One of the highlights of the early year, Seeking the Sources of Streams sounds just like its title and its inspiration.  Piano notes sparkle like sunlight on water; strings swirl like eddies around stones.  The music sounds as cool and crisp as

Cicada ~ Seeking the Sources of Streams

One of the highlights of the early year, Seeking the Sources of Streams sounds just like its title and its inspiration.  Piano notes sparkle like sunlight on water; strings swirl like eddies around stones.  The music sounds as cool and crisp as

Unwed Sailor ~ Mute the Charm

It’s amazing to realize that Seattle’s Unwed Sailor has been active since 1998.  In a way, Mute the Charm is the opposite of its title, representing a continuation of charm.  There’s a great deal of comfort to be found in the “classic” post-rock sound,

Unwed Sailor ~ Mute the Charm

It’s amazing to realize that Seattle’s Unwed Sailor has been active since 1998.  In a way, Mute the Charm is the opposite of its title, representing a continuation of charm.  There’s a great deal of comfort to be found in the “classic” post-rock sound,

moL ~ Principle of Hope

Can reading about hope, and listening to music about hope, make one feel more hopeful?  Principle of Hope is the brainchild of Lorenz Weber, who asked twelve artists to record a track – one for each month – and to pen

moL ~ Principle of Hope

Can reading about hope, and listening to music about hope, make one feel more hopeful?  Principle of Hope is the brainchild of Lorenz Weber, who asked twelve artists to record a track – one for each month – and to pen

To Participate More Fully in the World ~ An Interview With Mario Diaz de Leon

Mario Diaz de Leon is an artist and professor from the US who has worked across different musical genres and styles as both composer and performer. We had the chance to talk with him over email, a conversation presented below

To Participate More Fully in the World ~ An Interview With Mario Diaz de Leon

Mario Diaz de Leon is an artist and professor from the US who has worked across different musical genres and styles as both composer and performer. We had the chance to talk with him over email, a conversation presented below

William Ryan Fritch ~ Polarity

Polarity is a different but no less engaging album from William Ryan Fritch, the first of a trilogy addressing the planet’s water crisis.  Fritch’s experimental and electronic tendencies come to the fore, eclipsing his orchestral bent (although it remains evident in

William Ryan Fritch ~ Polarity

Polarity is a different but no less engaging album from William Ryan Fritch, the first of a trilogy addressing the planet’s water crisis.  Fritch’s experimental and electronic tendencies come to the fore, eclipsing his orchestral bent (although it remains evident in

Tachycardie ~ Autonomie Minérale

Metal and wood, sine waves and synthesizers, drum heads and patch cables: Autonomie Minérale, the newest record from Tachycardie, is about bringing “percussion and electronic composition together on the same level.” According to the man behind the project, the French

Tachycardie ~ Autonomie Minérale

Metal and wood, sine waves and synthesizers, drum heads and patch cables: Autonomie Minérale, the newest record from Tachycardie, is about bringing “percussion and electronic composition together on the same level.” According to the man behind the project, the French

Various Artists ~ From Ukraine, For Ukraine

Standard Deviation’s first charity compilation was released just as the invasion began, after which the label closed down for nine months to help their community in immediate ways.  After some soul-searching, they came to the conclusion that music is also

Various Artists ~ From Ukraine, For Ukraine

Standard Deviation’s first charity compilation was released just as the invasion began, after which the label closed down for nine months to help their community in immediate ways.  After some soul-searching, they came to the conclusion that music is also

Yama Yuki ~ Tufan / Music for Ride Hailing Services

Here are two completely different albums from the same composer: field recordings captured during a typhoon and an ambient playlist for Uber, Lyft and related agencies.  Combine the two, and we suspect that the worst possible scenario for Yama Yuki would be

Yama Yuki ~ Tufan / Music for Ride Hailing Services

Here are two completely different albums from the same composer: field recordings captured during a typhoon and an ambient playlist for Uber, Lyft and related agencies.  Combine the two, and we suspect that the worst possible scenario for Yama Yuki would be