PARKEN: Live in the Park

Here’s another fun festival that one can only find online: nine concerts curated by Robert Schwarz as part of Vienna’s PARKEN festival.  While most of the concerts took place before COVID-19, the artists were unable to tour this year, so this is

PARKEN: Live in the Park

Here’s another fun festival that one can only find online: nine concerts curated by Robert Schwarz as part of Vienna’s PARKEN festival.  While most of the concerts took place before COVID-19, the artists were unable to tour this year, so this is

Maral ~ Push / Bambi OFS ~ YAKKA

Lest readers forget, nightclubs are those enclosed spaces where strangers stand close together, losing their inhibitions. In press releases, any beat-driven record is “club-oriented”. This begs two questions: 1) Where are the cool clubs that play these crazy sounds? 2)

Maral ~ Push / Bambi OFS ~ YAKKA

Lest readers forget, nightclubs are those enclosed spaces where strangers stand close together, losing their inhibitions. In press releases, any beat-driven record is “club-oriented”. This begs two questions: 1) Where are the cool clubs that play these crazy sounds? 2)

Rael Jones ~ Mother Echo

Losing a parent is traumatic, but remembering a parent can be therapeutic, as proven by Rael Jones on Mother Echo.  The album is a heartfelt tribute to the composer’s mother, released on the fifth anniversary of her death.  Piano and string quartet combine

Rael Jones ~ Mother Echo

Losing a parent is traumatic, but remembering a parent can be therapeutic, as proven by Rael Jones on Mother Echo.  The album is a heartfelt tribute to the composer’s mother, released on the fifth anniversary of her death.  Piano and string quartet combine

Gidge ~ New Light

The music of Gidge flows like a stream, streams like sunlight, and rolls like mountains.  The USA’s Pacific Northwest is the inspiration for the second full-length release from this Umeå, Sweden duo, whose growing discography also includes EPs and a film score.

Gidge ~ New Light

The music of Gidge flows like a stream, streams like sunlight, and rolls like mountains.  The USA’s Pacific Northwest is the inspiration for the second full-length release from this Umeå, Sweden duo, whose growing discography also includes EPs and a film score.

Reid Willis ~ Mother Of

A lifelong struggle with anxiety has culminated in the release of Mother Of, which seems suited to our times.  The “mother” is the universe, all of us children in her womb.  And so as the album begins with the sound of

Reid Willis ~ Mother Of

A lifelong struggle with anxiety has culminated in the release of Mother Of, which seems suited to our times.  The “mother” is the universe, all of us children in her womb.  And so as the album begins with the sound of

William Basinski ~ Lamentations

A low, slow, bell tolls during the opening minutes of Lamentations.  The album title references the Jewish book of mourning; the track title references John Donne. We are in a time of lamentation right now, and the bell tolls for all

William Basinski ~ Lamentations

A low, slow, bell tolls during the opening minutes of Lamentations.  The album title references the Jewish book of mourning; the track title references John Donne. We are in a time of lamentation right now, and the bell tolls for all

Constantine Skourlis ~ Eternal Recurrence

Constantine Skourlis chases Hades with another album of immersive, oppressive tracks: a fitting corollary to our current climate.  While listening to Eternal Recurrence, one can sense the cumulative weight of anger, depression, denial and finger-pointing, wrapped in a blanket of illness.  This music is born

Constantine Skourlis ~ Eternal Recurrence

Constantine Skourlis chases Hades with another album of immersive, oppressive tracks: a fitting corollary to our current climate.  While listening to Eternal Recurrence, one can sense the cumulative weight of anger, depression, denial and finger-pointing, wrapped in a blanket of illness.  This music is born

Aperus ~ Archaic Signal

We’re always appreciative when artists go the extra mile, and Brian McWilliams (Aperus) has done so literally and figuratively.  The artist has translated visits to New Mexico’s La Cienaguilla Petroglyph site into music, photography and art, and Archaic Signal is a thoughtful

Aperus ~ Archaic Signal

We’re always appreciative when artists go the extra mile, and Brian McWilliams (Aperus) has done so literally and figuratively.  The artist has translated visits to New Mexico’s La Cienaguilla Petroglyph site into music, photography and art, and Archaic Signal is a thoughtful