Jóhann Jóhannsson 1969-2018

One of our favorite composers, Jóhann Jóhannsson, passed away on Friday in Berlin at the age of 48, and we already miss him.  In addition to producing some of the finest music of our time, he was also a wonderful conductor

Jóhann Jóhannsson 1969-2018

One of our favorite composers, Jóhann Jóhannsson, passed away on Friday in Berlin at the age of 48, and we already miss him.  In addition to producing some of the finest music of our time, he was also a wonderful conductor

Lucas Norer ~ Portbou

What a difference time can make.  In 1940, Portbou (Spain) was a crossing point for refugees fleeing the Nazis, traveling from Marseilles to Lisbon.  A sound-funneling monument now stands there in honor of Walter Benjamin, who after being discovered by

Lucas Norer ~ Portbou

What a difference time can make.  In 1940, Portbou (Spain) was a crossing point for refugees fleeing the Nazis, traveling from Marseilles to Lisbon.  A sound-funneling monument now stands there in honor of Walter Benjamin, who after being discovered by

Jeroen Diepenmaat ~ Tak / Eli Gras ~ Grass Velvet

If you enjoy creative presentations, look no further than the esc.rec. label, whose latest releases are as unique as they come ~ physical editions that speak of permanence and impermanence, while providing reminders of the enduring appeal of touch.  Granted,

Jeroen Diepenmaat ~ Tak / Eli Gras ~ Grass Velvet

If you enjoy creative presentations, look no further than the esc.rec. label, whose latest releases are as unique as they come ~ physical editions that speak of permanence and impermanence, while providing reminders of the enduring appeal of touch.  Granted,

Folklore Tapes ~ Calendar Customs Box Set

In the digital era, it’s harder than ever to find physical releases that work wonderfully as gifts.  There are plenty of great LPs, tapes and discs around, but they lack that sense of wow.  Folklore Tapes has been bucking the trend

Folklore Tapes ~ Calendar Customs Box Set

In the digital era, it’s harder than ever to find physical releases that work wonderfully as gifts.  There are plenty of great LPs, tapes and discs around, but they lack that sense of wow.  Folklore Tapes has been bucking the trend

Brett Naucke ~ The Back of the Garden / The Mansion

When composers release multiple albums in a short frame, one worries that they are stretching their ideas too thin.  One way around this is to release sets that are so different in timbre one would never dream of putting them

Brett Naucke ~ The Back of the Garden / The Mansion

When composers release multiple albums in a short frame, one worries that they are stretching their ideas too thin.  One way around this is to release sets that are so different in timbre one would never dream of putting them

Rutger Zuydervelt with Ilia Belorukov and René Aquarius ~ The Red Soul

This looks like one of the most terrifying movies ever made, and it’s a documentary.  The trailer may send chills up your spine.  How can a nation begin to love a leader responsible for millions of deaths, all too many in

Rutger Zuydervelt with Ilia Belorukov and René Aquarius ~ The Red Soul

This looks like one of the most terrifying movies ever made, and it’s a documentary.  The trailer may send chills up your spine.  How can a nation begin to love a leader responsible for millions of deaths, all too many in

Third Coast Percussion ~ Paddle to the Sea

First came Holling C. Holling’s beloved 1941 children’s book, in which a young boy carved a Native American figure and set him on a journey to the sea, from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.  25 years later, a

Third Coast Percussion ~ Paddle to the Sea

First came Holling C. Holling’s beloved 1941 children’s book, in which a young boy carved a Native American figure and set him on a journey to the sea, from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.  25 years later, a