Posts Tagged: AMPLIFY 2020

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

In 2020, the global soundscape changed quicker and more significantly than it had at any point in history. The work of field recording artists was given added significance, as they documented sounds that had never been heard before, had not

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

In 2020, the global soundscape changed quicker and more significantly than it had at any point in history. The work of field recording artists was given added significance, as they documented sounds that had never been heard before, had not

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Experimental

A surprising fact about this year’s experimental picks: nearly every entry contains an aspect of spoken word. This unusual combination may reflect our desire for narrative as opposed to lyric. The world is a jumble right now; can anyone make sense

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Experimental

A surprising fact about this year’s experimental picks: nearly every entry contains an aspect of spoken word. This unusual combination may reflect our desire for narrative as opposed to lyric. The world is a jumble right now; can anyone make sense

ACL 2020 ~ The Happiest Music of the Year

The year was so rough that we feared there would be no happy music.  Thankfully, we found that we had reviewed plenty in every genre!  The very concept of happiness is difficult to define, and a wide definition includes inner

ACL 2020 ~ The Happiest Music of the Year

The year was so rough that we feared there would be no happy music.  Thankfully, we found that we had reviewed plenty in every genre!  The very concept of happiness is difficult to define, and a wide definition includes inner

ACL 2020 ~ The Year’s Best Labels

One of our Labels of the Year didn’t start as a label, but as a festival; another gathered contributions from around the world; the third was unable to publish physical editions during the pandemic, and went digital.  In the spirit

ACL 2020 ~ The Year’s Best Labels

One of our Labels of the Year didn’t start as a label, but as a festival; another gathered contributions from around the world; the third was unable to publish physical editions during the pandemic, and went digital.  In the spirit

All Together Now ~ The AMPLIFY Encore

During the pandemic, most festivals either retreated or closed.  AMPLIFY 2020 went in the opposite direction.  We blinked and 50 more tracks, EPs and albums came out, including the best of the bunch!  For six months, the repurposed online festival has

All Together Now ~ The AMPLIFY Encore

During the pandemic, most festivals either retreated or closed.  AMPLIFY 2020 went in the opposite direction.  We blinked and 50 more tracks, EPs and albums came out, including the best of the bunch!  For six months, the repurposed online festival has

OMG! Amplify Just Released 55 More Albums & EPs.

Eight weeks ago, we covered the first batch of releases in the Amplify 2020 quarantine festival: an explosion of creativity featuring 125 albums and EPs to enjoy at home during the pandemic.  Since then, Amplify has released 55 more.  This

OMG! Amplify Just Released 55 More Albums & EPs.

Eight weeks ago, we covered the first batch of releases in the Amplify 2020 quarantine festival: an explosion of creativity featuring 125 albums and EPs to enjoy at home during the pandemic.  Since then, Amplify has released 55 more.  This

ACL 2020 ~ Pandemic Playlist

Time is an unusual construct.  The pandemic made spring feel like an entire year.  Yet the year is only half over.  Or is it already half over?  It depends on where we live.  The pandemic has mostly passed in some places

ACL 2020 ~ Pandemic Playlist

Time is an unusual construct.  The pandemic made spring feel like an entire year.  Yet the year is only half over.  Or is it already half over?  It depends on where we live.  The pandemic has mostly passed in some places

Amplify 2020: quarantine festival

No live festivals this summer?  No problem ~ Amplify 2020 brings the festival to you!  This ongoing quarantine project is already up to an amazing 130 releases, which means there’s no way we can give it a closer listen ~ just like a live

Amplify 2020: quarantine festival

No live festivals this summer?  No problem ~ Amplify 2020 brings the festival to you!  This ongoing quarantine project is already up to an amazing 130 releases, which means there’s no way we can give it a closer listen ~ just like a live