Abby Lee Tee ~ Imaginary Friends I & II / Cohabiting Species

Nature and the imagination have kept us going during the pandemic, and Abby Lee Tee offers a bit of each on two current releases.  It’s often difficult to tell where the field recordings end and the instrumentation begins, but when woven

Abby Lee Tee ~ Imaginary Friends I & II / Cohabiting Species

Nature and the imagination have kept us going during the pandemic, and Abby Lee Tee offers a bit of each on two current releases.  It’s often difficult to tell where the field recordings end and the instrumentation begins, but when woven

Shawn Feeney ~ Thin Places

Music for healing is a popular modern phrase, but the healing properties of music have been documented for millennia.  One of the earliest well-known stories is that of King Saul, who when “tortured in spirit” summoned David to play the harp.

Shawn Feeney ~ Thin Places

Music for healing is a popular modern phrase, but the healing properties of music have been documented for millennia.  One of the earliest well-known stories is that of King Saul, who when “tortured in spirit” summoned David to play the harp.

sleepmakeswaves ~ these are not your dreams

We’ve gone an entire season without reviewing a post-rock album, which we suspect has never happened before.  We’ve been waiting for an album to blow us away.  Fortunately, since sleepmakeswaves has been releasing these are not your dreams as an EP trilogy, we’ve been

sleepmakeswaves ~ these are not your dreams

We’ve gone an entire season without reviewing a post-rock album, which we suspect has never happened before.  We’ve been waiting for an album to blow us away.  Fortunately, since sleepmakeswaves has been releasing these are not your dreams as an EP trilogy, we’ve been

Wife Signs ~ Beneath the Weight of Care

The current worldwide pandemic has detonated many a discussion around care, about what it means, about who should or should not enact it, about the loss, the warmth, the worth, even the commotion that ensues from a myriad small acts

Wife Signs ~ Beneath the Weight of Care

The current worldwide pandemic has detonated many a discussion around care, about what it means, about who should or should not enact it, about the loss, the warmth, the worth, even the commotion that ensues from a myriad small acts

Kaboom Karavan ~ The Log and the Leeway

The Log and the Leeway is one of the most unusual albums we’ve received this year, from one of the most unusual artists.  But where other artists come across as weird and off-putting, Kaboom Karavan (also known as Bram Bosteels) comes across as

Kaboom Karavan ~ The Log and the Leeway

The Log and the Leeway is one of the most unusual albums we’ve received this year, from one of the most unusual artists.  But where other artists come across as weird and off-putting, Kaboom Karavan (also known as Bram Bosteels) comes across as

Rival Consoles ~ Articulation

2020’s cavalcade of top summer releases continues with Rival Consoles‘ Articulation, the follow-up to 2018’s remarkable Persona.  This summer is unlike any we can remember, as many artists prefer to wait until fall; but we need it now, and we’re grateful. As befits

Rival Consoles ~ Articulation

2020’s cavalcade of top summer releases continues with Rival Consoles‘ Articulation, the follow-up to 2018’s remarkable Persona.  This summer is unlike any we can remember, as many artists prefer to wait until fall; but we need it now, and we’re grateful. As befits

Dmitry Evgrafov ~ Surrender

We’ve been fans of Moscow’s Dmitry Evgrafov from the very start, when he released Lying on Your Shoulder in a cardboard sleeve with tuck-in flap.  From there he’s gone from strength to strength; Comprehension of Light is one of ACL’s top modern composition albums of the

Dmitry Evgrafov ~ Surrender

We’ve been fans of Moscow’s Dmitry Evgrafov from the very start, when he released Lying on Your Shoulder in a cardboard sleeve with tuck-in flap.  From there he’s gone from strength to strength; Comprehension of Light is one of ACL’s top modern composition albums of the

Peter Jones ~ Carrying Glass

Here’s something we rarely encounter: a debut album without a press release, winning a review on the basis of sound alone.  Dublin’s Peter Jones does provide us with some new vocabulary words to help decipher his music (ex. komorebi, the scattered light that

Peter Jones ~ Carrying Glass

Here’s something we rarely encounter: a debut album without a press release, winning a review on the basis of sound alone.  Dublin’s Peter Jones does provide us with some new vocabulary words to help decipher his music (ex. komorebi, the scattered light that