Posts Tagged: Clay Pipe Music

ACL 2022 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Thousands of submissions, hundreds of reviews, and it all comes down to this: The Top 20 Albums of 2022!  Our headlines: women dominate, filling the top five spots, and a former champion returns to the top. The top three albums

ACL 2022 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Thousands of submissions, hundreds of reviews, and it all comes down to this: The Top 20 Albums of 2022!  Our headlines: women dominate, filling the top five spots, and a former champion returns to the top. The top three albums

ACL 2022 ~ Top Ten Ambient

The best ambient albums of the year include a set of short stories, an ode to a remote island, a celebration of sailing, a score to ice diving and an expression of hope from Ukraine.  Fans of classic ambience will

ACL 2022 ~ Top Ten Ambient

The best ambient albums of the year include a set of short stories, an ode to a remote island, a celebration of sailing, a score to ice diving and an expression of hope from Ukraine.  Fans of classic ambience will

ACL 2022 ~ The Happiest Music of the Year

The world had another hard year in 2022, and it’s sometimes hard to see hope on the horizon.  As we fight our battles, we need the nourishment of happy music that is positive without being saccharine.  One common theme below

ACL 2022 ~ The Happiest Music of the Year

The world had another hard year in 2022, and it’s sometimes hard to see hope on the horizon.  As we fight our battles, we need the nourishment of happy music that is positive without being saccharine.  One common theme below

ACL 2022 ~ The Year’s Best Winter Music

December is the beginning of winter music season ~ not holiday music, but seasonal music, a soundtrack to the ice and snow.  The music sounds fitting all the way through the new year, as the temperatures plummet, the wind howls,

ACL 2022 ~ The Year’s Best Winter Music

December is the beginning of winter music season ~ not holiday music, but seasonal music, a soundtrack to the ice and snow.  The music sounds fitting all the way through the new year, as the temperatures plummet, the wind howls,

Apta ~ Starlight

Apta‘s Starlight is the second entry in Clay Pipe Music’s Mini CD Library series, and it comes with a bonus: a tiny box to hold all five releases.  If the curve of the star on the cover is meant to match the

Apta ~ Starlight

Apta‘s Starlight is the second entry in Clay Pipe Music’s Mini CD Library series, and it comes with a bonus: a tiny box to hold all five releases.  If the curve of the star on the cover is meant to match the

The Hardy Tree ~ Common Grounds

Footsteps in the snow; a creaky gate; the daily walk begins.  For Frances Castle (The Hardy Tree), these excursions took on new meaning during lockdown.  More attention was paid to the history of things: an abraded sign, a vintage street

The Hardy Tree ~ Common Grounds

Footsteps in the snow; a creaky gate; the daily walk begins.  For Frances Castle (The Hardy Tree), these excursions took on new meaning during lockdown.  More attention was paid to the history of things: an abraded sign, a vintage street

Modus ~ O Mira Novitas

What to do when vinyl delays push back all of your beautiful record releases?  Clay Pipe Music has come up with a wonderful stopgap measure: a new series printed in a nearly forgotten format.  The CD3″ (also known as the

Modus ~ O Mira Novitas

What to do when vinyl delays push back all of your beautiful record releases?  Clay Pipe Music has come up with a wonderful stopgap measure: a new series printed in a nearly forgotten format.  The CD3″ (also known as the

Cafe Kaput ~ Maritime: Themes and Textures

Given the sailing theme of Maritime: Themes and Textures and the placidity of its opening notes, one may be reminded of Enya’s “Sail Away.”  While the track has been overplayed, its calming impact upon release is remembered by all of a certain

Cafe Kaput ~ Maritime: Themes and Textures

Given the sailing theme of Maritime: Themes and Textures and the placidity of its opening notes, one may be reminded of Enya’s “Sail Away.”  While the track has been overplayed, its calming impact upon release is remembered by all of a certain