Posts Tagged: black swan

ACL 2021 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

If 2020 was the most surreal year in recent memory, 2021 was the runner-up.  A rollercoaster of emotion was supplanted by a mountain of malaise.  And yet, many artists broke through with the finest albums of their careers.  Some of

ACL 2021 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

If 2020 was the most surreal year in recent memory, 2021 was the runner-up.  A rollercoaster of emotion was supplanted by a mountain of malaise.  And yet, many artists broke through with the finest albums of their careers.  Some of

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Drone

Drone is the music of suspension: a constant underpinning of sound graced by modulation.  The music was perfect for a year in which things seemed to move very slowly, as if through molasses.  Many of the artists on this year’s

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Drone

Drone is the music of suspension: a constant underpinning of sound graced by modulation.  The music was perfect for a year in which things seemed to move very slowly, as if through molasses.  Many of the artists on this year’s

Black Swan ~ Repetition Hymns

Our review writers are often challenged when they encounter a well-written press release.  Repetition Hymns bears one of these.  During quarantine, the author writes, “each day feels like an endless loop.”  Given this temporal experience, the loop-based work of Black Swan is

Black Swan ~ Repetition Hymns

Our review writers are often challenged when they encounter a well-written press release.  Repetition Hymns bears one of these.  During quarantine, the author writes, “each day feels like an endless loop.”  Given this temporal experience, the loop-based work of Black Swan is

ACL 2012: Guest Lists Part II

The second installment of our guest list series comes from artists who have contributed to our mix series, or that were interviewed for my  column Sound Propositions.  Like Joe Cocker here, we get by with a little help from our

ACL 2012: Guest Lists Part II

The second installment of our guest list series comes from artists who have contributed to our mix series, or that were interviewed for my  column Sound Propositions.  Like Joe Cocker here, we get by with a little help from our

LCNL 014: ACL 2012 Mix

LCNL 014: Best of 2012 Mix by the new objective Download: http://bit.ly/ACLOSERLISTEN2012 Well my friends, 2012 is coming to a close and as I look back it has been quite a strong year for experimental music.  We also just celebrated

LCNL 014: ACL 2012 Mix

LCNL 014: Best of 2012 Mix by the new objective Download: http://bit.ly/ACLOSERLISTEN2012 Well my friends, 2012 is coming to a close and as I look back it has been quite a strong year for experimental music.  We also just celebrated

LCNL 07: Black Swan

Black Swan, Black Swan, Black Swan.  His first two LPs, In 8 Movements and The Quiet Divide, were released in fairly rapid succession, and seemingly overnight this anonymous herald of drone whipped up a respectable cult following.  Expectations for his

LCNL 07: Black Swan

Black Swan, Black Swan, Black Swan.  His first two LPs, In 8 Movements and The Quiet Divide, were released in fairly rapid succession, and seemingly overnight this anonymous herald of drone whipped up a respectable cult following.  Expectations for his