Posts Tagged: Clay Pipe Music

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

ACL 2021 ~ The Year’s Best Album Covers

Album covers were never more important than they are today.  In the old days, one might peruse the bins at the local record store, seeing if something caught the eye and hopefully the ear.  Now most people buy their music

ACL 2021 ~ The Year’s Best Album Covers

Album covers were never more important than they are today.  In the old days, one might peruse the bins at the local record store, seeing if something caught the eye and hopefully the ear.  Now most people buy their music

ACL 2021 ~ The Year’s Best Winter Music

Over the past decade, we’ve experienced a shift in the tone of winter music.  In more innocent days, winter music was the sound of snow, children skating and sledding, gorgeous piano miniatures that mimicked the patterns of flakes.  This type

ACL 2021 ~ The Year’s Best Winter Music

Over the past decade, we’ve experienced a shift in the tone of winter music.  In more innocent days, winter music was the sound of snow, children skating and sledding, gorgeous piano miniatures that mimicked the patterns of flakes.  This type

Andrew Waslylk ~ Balgay Hill: Morning in Magnolia

We don’t normally publish reviews so far ahead of release, but Clay Pipe Music’s lovely limited edition pressings tend to sell out fast.  Today is pre-order day for Balgay Hill: Mornings in Magnolia, and we want to give our readers a

Andrew Waslylk ~ Balgay Hill: Morning in Magnolia

We don’t normally publish reviews so far ahead of release, but Clay Pipe Music’s lovely limited edition pressings tend to sell out fast.  Today is pre-order day for Balgay Hill: Mornings in Magnolia, and we want to give our readers a

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

Jon Brooks ~ How to Get to Spring

How to Get to Spring?  That’s a good question right now, given our current circumstances.  But Jon Brooks‘ title does not contain an interrogative; it’s more of a manual. The short teaser video displays a montage of cover art, a snowflake

Jon Brooks ~ How to Get to Spring

How to Get to Spring?  That’s a good question right now, given our current circumstances.  But Jon Brooks‘ title does not contain an interrogative; it’s more of a manual. The short teaser video displays a montage of cover art, a snowflake

Gilroy Mere ~ Over the Tracks

This is the sort of release that the U.K. needs right now ~ a gentle reminder of quiet pleasures.  In 2017, Gilroy Mere paid tribute to The Green Line of double decker buses; this year, he returns to honor dismantled railway stations.  Over

Gilroy Mere ~ Over the Tracks

This is the sort of release that the U.K. needs right now ~ a gentle reminder of quiet pleasures.  In 2017, Gilroy Mere paid tribute to The Green Line of double decker buses; this year, he returns to honor dismantled railway stations.  Over

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s Best Packaging

Streaming is king.  Fewer physical editions are produced than ever before.  And yet, the tactile experience offers something special to the recipient: a feeling that the experience is real.  Our ten 2019 selections include half a dozen formats, evidence of

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s Best Packaging

Streaming is king.  Fewer physical editions are produced than ever before.  And yet, the tactile experience offers something special to the recipient: a feeling that the experience is real.  Our ten 2019 selections include half a dozen formats, evidence of