Posts Tagged: 1631 Recordings

Library Tapes ~ The Quiet City

Here’s another perfect pandemic production, whether conceived during lockdown or not.  (We suspect that it was.)  Library Tapes (David Wenngren) has gathered a small supergroup comprised of Olivia Belli, Julia Kent, Akira Kosemura, Hoshiko Yamane and Michael A. Muller.  But before

Library Tapes ~ The Quiet City

Here’s another perfect pandemic production, whether conceived during lockdown or not.  (We suspect that it was.)  Library Tapes (David Wenngren) has gathered a small supergroup comprised of Olivia Belli, Julia Kent, Akira Kosemura, Hoshiko Yamane and Michael A. Muller.  But before

Bruno Bavota ~ Apartment Songs & Apartment Loops

One of my punishments as a child was being sent to my room, but I didn’t mind, because that’s where my books and records were.  During the recent pandemic, many musicians have had to stay at home, but that’s okay

Bruno Bavota ~ Apartment Songs & Apartment Loops

One of my punishments as a child was being sent to my room, but I didn’t mind, because that’s where my books and records were.  During the recent pandemic, many musicians have had to stay at home, but that’s okay

ACL 2018 ~ The Happiest Music of the Year

This is our list of the happiest music we’ve reviewed in 2018.  As Ren & Stimpy once put it, “Happy, happy, joy, joy!”  But what type of music fits the definition?  There’s a wide variety of happy music on the

ACL 2018 ~ The Happiest Music of the Year

This is our list of the happiest music we’ve reviewed in 2018.  As Ren & Stimpy once put it, “Happy, happy, joy, joy!”  But what type of music fits the definition?  There’s a wide variety of happy music on the

Hoshiko Yamane ~ Threads

Hoshiko Yamane‘s music flutters like a young butterfly, perhaps one just born. The Japanese violinist is based in Berlin, and she’s a current member of Tangerine Dream. On her third solo album, Threads, her violin sings with the positivity of

Hoshiko Yamane ~ Threads

Hoshiko Yamane‘s music flutters like a young butterfly, perhaps one just born. The Japanese violinist is based in Berlin, and she’s a current member of Tangerine Dream. On her third solo album, Threads, her violin sings with the positivity of

Library Tapes ~ Patterns (Repeat)

Sensitivity and sadness are often known to link hands, but it’s usually not done out of love, less a public display of affection and more like a necessary, binding union. Sensitivity doesn’t always equal an automatic brand of sadness, but

Library Tapes ~ Patterns (Repeat)

Sensitivity and sadness are often known to link hands, but it’s usually not done out of love, less a public display of affection and more like a necessary, binding union. Sensitivity doesn’t always equal an automatic brand of sadness, but

Sophie Hutchings ~ Yonder

Australian pianist Sophie Hutchings ascends on the wings of eagles, because she rises higher and higher with every release. On Yonder, serenity and freedom are forever blooming. The Sydney-based pianist has a captivating style, a melodicism without limits, ebbing and flowing from the stream

Sophie Hutchings ~ Yonder

Australian pianist Sophie Hutchings ascends on the wings of eagles, because she rises higher and higher with every release. On Yonder, serenity and freedom are forever blooming. The Sydney-based pianist has a captivating style, a melodicism without limits, ebbing and flowing from the stream

CEEYS ~ Concrete Fields

Concrete Fields goes back in time, more specifically returning to the youth of brothers Sebastian and Daniel Selke (CEEYS). The brothers have produced a record of both genesis and revelation, of origin and continuation. Their music was born here, under hulking, towering skeletons

CEEYS ~ Concrete Fields

Concrete Fields goes back in time, more specifically returning to the youth of brothers Sebastian and Daniel Selke (CEEYS). The brothers have produced a record of both genesis and revelation, of origin and continuation. Their music was born here, under hulking, towering skeletons

Alex Kozobolis ~ Weightless

With Weightless, Alex Kozobolis has managed to do something we thought impossible: to combine original tracks and remixes in such a way as to offer a complete album that never betrays its origins.  For this we can credit the four remixers, who provide

Alex Kozobolis ~ Weightless

With Weightless, Alex Kozobolis has managed to do something we thought impossible: to combine original tracks and remixes in such a way as to offer a complete album that never betrays its origins.  For this we can credit the four remixers, who provide